2003 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Average car

2003 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

98 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Average car
By Chris L on


2003 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


If you're looking for an average vehicle, this is it. It has 4 wheels, an engine, and it gets you from point A to point B. We've only owned it for a few years, gone from about 65k to 95k miles, and we've had a few issues. The serpentine belt began squeaking during our first winter and eventually snapped, killing the power steering. We've had the belt replaced 3 or 4 times now, and I'm sure we'll have to do so again in the future. The AC also died in relation to fixing the belt somehow, and the muffler pipe needed replacing about a year or so after buying the car, which we finally replaced. A loud muffler is something I wish upon no one.

Best Features

It is a comfy ride and there's a lot of space in the interior. When the muffler is okay, it has great pick up.

Worst Features

Better quality for sure. I hope the Kia's today are better built.
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