2002 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Mixed Bag

2002 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Mixed Bag
By LJM on


2002 Kia Spectra LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


This car has been good to me, but it has also caused me a LOT of undue stress and financial burden....I have replaced so many parts-my bumper literally just fell off while driving one day, has never been in a collision (to my knowledge) and it just fell right off...was expensive to replace, and then the driver side came loose 2 weeks later, have had to have the alignment redone far too often as it pulls very hard to the right and the heater breaks regularly. The inside of the car has just fallen apart as well, the bolt holding the seat in place fell out and i had to play over $400 to get it fixed, and then told it was not "the perfect fix, but the best they could do..." don't buy..

Best Features

gas mileage

Worst Features

less crappy interior, higher quality electrical wiring, better suspension, better heater/AC unit (one that won't come unhooked when you change from panel to defrost) overall, it needs a TON of improvements
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