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Spectra's are POS
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By pizz
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2002 Kia Spectra LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Spectra in July of
2003. I have had so many things wrong
with it since I got it. Right now my
clear coat is coming off my car. They
are not a good car in the winter
because they are so lite. The total
amount of time I have taken my car in
to get fix in the short time that I
have had this car is seven. They might
have a good warrenty on it but they
wouldn't need to if they made a good
car. I know many other people who own
a 2002 Spectra and one had to but a
new motor in it at 44,000 miles and
another one has to get a transmission
in the car. No wonder why these cars
are cheap.


Best Features

The back seats fold down so that you can add longer things in the trunk of your car.


Worst Features

The whole car needs to be improved. Like the paint job, back windshield, electrical and much more.


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Worth The Price
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By R Tronick
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2002 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new 1-1/2 years ago. 5
speed manual transmission, AC, Rear
Wiper, CD Player. I've never had any
problems. I did get the letter about the
cracked ORVR Valve problem, and had my
deler replace it. I'm getting good gas
mileage (25 city/35 hwy). Tires could be
better, but I really haven't had much
trouble driving in snow (Wisconsin) or
rain. My Spectra is comfortable and fun
to drive. A reliable car for the price.


Best Features

Adjustable Seats, Extra storage with hatch-back...Fun to drive!


Worst Features

Better tires


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good little car
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By sak713
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2002 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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so far the car has been good we had one
recall something to do with something
in the gas tank but we took it back to
the dealer and it was fixed in less
then 30 min. so far nothing else has
happened. Tires are a different
thing.they suck.they need to find a
different kind of tire to put on the
car they are fine if you dont have to
drive in snow. but trust me dont drive
the car off the lot in the tires that
are on the car if it snowing out. but
other then that it a nice car. theres
plenty of room in the back for a car
seat. but if you have to put two in
dont plan on anyone else riding back
there. but we like it.


Best Features

storage space and lay down seats in the back to make more trunk room


Worst Features

better tires


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Great car for the $$$
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By Jake Dailey
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2002 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I can't say anything bad about this
car. I've owned it for 9 months and
for basic reliable transportation, you
can't go wrong. I wouldn't buy it new,
since it depreciates so fast, but as a
used car, it's not bad! It's fun to
drive with the manual tranny, I took a
1st and a 2nd in the local autocrosses
with only upgraded 17" wheels and kuhmo
tires:) I also added a CD player.


Best Features

I enjoy how nimble it feels and I like the manual tranny.


Worst Features

A little more power would be nice.


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WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER
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By VICKIE STONE
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2002 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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WE GOT THIS 2002 KIA IN MAY 2002. IN
FEB. 2003 PAROMOUNT KIA HAD TO PUT IN A
NEW TRANSMISSION AND NOW IT IS DEC.2003
AND THE NEW ONE IS GIVING US TROUBLE.
SO WE WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER KIA. WE SEE
WHY THEY GIVE THE 10 YEAR/100,000 MILE
WAR. . BECAUSE YOU NEED IT .


Best Features

WE LIKE THE WAY THE CAR LOOKS LIKE A SPORTS CAR AND IT DRIVES GOOD.


Worst Features

PUT IN AMERICAN MADE TRANSMISSIONS ,MAY THEY WILL LAST LONGER.


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