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2003 Kia Spectra

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The worse vehicle I have ever owned
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By silky99x
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2003 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I mistakenly gave this vehice a good
rating back in June 2003. Now just 6
months later, I'm about to take it in
for a warranty repair for the 2nd
time. The brake Master Cylinder went
bad in NOV 2003. Now the Power
Steering unit is leaking. So far, all
is covered under the warranty. I gave
the local service center a poor rating
since it took them 4 days to get and
replace the Master Cylinder. They told
me to take my care somewhere else in
the future to get warranty work. How
bad can a major car dealer be. The
worse. Never again, will I buy a Kia.
I should have stuck with a Toyota.


Best Features

Cheap Auto Insurance and after reading my poor review, you will see why it's so cheap.


Worst Features

Kia can improve by not making or selling any cars in the US.


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Spectra GS
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By sterlinco
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2003 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Has been extremely dependable though it
does lack somewhat in comfort. Long
distance driving can be tiring but all
in all an otherwise excellent car


Best Features

Dependablility


Worst Features

Increase size somewhat to improve comfort. More insulation to reduce road noise.


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I like my Kia
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By ds153
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2003 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I think the KIA Spectra is a great
driving vehicle. It has many good
qualities, such as a sporty body style,
interior has alot of leg room, and
comfortable seating. I have the GSX
Hatchback, which has extra trunk
space. This car has alot of nice
features and the reliability is near
excellent, I would recommend this
vehicle highly, and you can't go wrong
with the excellent warranty and great
price.


Best Features

Sporty body style, hatchback, good road handling and roomy interior. And of course the warranty.


Worst Features

Gas milage could be better.


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I LOVE MY Kia Spectra GSX
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By Donna Gorham
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2003 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Since I've had this wonderful gift from
my hubby to drive, I've had *freedom*
again. I can get out to do my
shopping, errands, and other necessary
tasks which involved driving around the
city. I do not have to worry about it
breaking down 2-3 times a week. The
fuel use is so negligible, I'm using
less than 1 full tank per month. And
the back seats let down so I can haul
as much as I need to. I't my little
beauty and I am quite please with her.


Best Features

Her color for one thing. A beautiful, deep teal. The ease of her automatice transmission. Her 6 CD changer and speaker system. Her "get up & go" for such a small engine.


Worst Features

I *do* wish I had gotten her with a sun roof, and the keychain automatic lock and unlock features. Other than that, no problems.


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Great Around Town OR Highway Car!
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By gmhummer03
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2003 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

If you are looking for Point A to B
travel. This car will do it for you.
The A/C will freeze you. The Radio / CD
player will knock your socks off.
Transmission shifts like a sports car.
AND it looks sporty!


Best Features

It starts every time.


Worst Features

Better Gas Mileage – Mine gets about 275 Miles Per Tank. Maybe a V6 model with sunroof?


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