2002 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: No way, no how

2002 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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

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No way, no how
By jayjay on


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


Window motor replace, cruise control replace, transmission rebuild by 10,000 miles. Second transmission rebuild (the day after 5 yr warranty was up) gear shaft replaced incorrectly by dealership(and almost killed us) and a new starter by 40,000 miles. KIA would not help us, they were very rude and when our gear shaft fell out, we waited at the side of the road for 5 hrs waiting for them to send a tow. HORRIBLE customer service. And everything is high priced to replace. I'm talking about a bolt costing $270. Before labor. It seemed like a good deal, but we have spent the buying price in repairs. Spend the extra $ for a different car. I have been broke ever since we got it. no way no how.

Best Features

gas mileage ... when it's running

Worst Features

don't make it
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