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Don't buy a Kia
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By Hank
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Vehicle

2000 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Sedan


Review

Buying this Kia was the worst mistake I ever made in buying a car. The problems started right from the beginning. The inside trunk release has never worked from the start. After several attempts it was never fixed. From there things were down hill; outside car parts like the weather seal around the back window melted and shrunk. The inside dashboard is coming unglued and the front of the dashboard is popping out. The seats are coming unsewn, the so called leather is not leather - it is wearing out. This list goes on and on.


Best Features

The car still runs.


Worst Features

Start all over.


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PLEASANT SURPRISE
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By AZTEC ROAD
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Vehicle

2000 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Sedan


Review

When I purchased this car I was in the market for a 96 Camry but just happened to come across Kia. This is car that I would normally not buy. But because it was cheaper than a used Camry I purchased it with the intentions of keeping for a year or two. Now almost 5 years later it's a "keeper". Love the warranty and will be driving it for another 5 years. I purchased a 2006 Sonata today and gave a passing thought to trading in the "Green Machine" but decided not to. The only draw backs with the Spectra are it's soft seats, lousy on long drives and lousy gas mileage for such a small car. Anyone looking for a car for a teenage-this is it! Also, a grea commuter car.


Best Features

Great stock CD audio system


Worst Features

Seats will wreak havoc on your back on a long drive.


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Great Buy!
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By kerri12377
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2000 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Sedan


Review

After 4 years of owning my purple Kia,
I still love it! The warranty can't be
beat! It's cheap to maintain. Being a
hatchback makes it roommy inside. Oh,
and the trunk release works since
they've gotten a fix for it! It's
reliable, convenient, and safe. Even
nice for a Mommy with 2 small boys!


Best Features

Exterior - looks - trunk room - Color


Worst Features

Better gas mileage - better seat fabric


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Great First Car
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By JJFade
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2000 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Sedan


Review

Was not sure about Kia when I first
bought the car but 4 years later I am
still satisfied. No major problems
yet.


Best Features

Looks inside and out!! Killer warranty!!


Worst Features

Interior Trunk Release.


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Kia Spectra
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By FHarr
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Vehicle

2000 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Sedan


Review

Overall I have found this to be a good
car. Bought in 2000 and 44,000 miles
later no issues still looks brand new.
I always get compliments on the sporty
look that is has. Great car for the
family just starting. Great warranty!


Best Features

Exterior styling, interior styling.


Worst Features

Work out kinks with the interior trunk release and build quality, should give Civic and Corolla a run for the money.


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