2003 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Good and Bad

2003 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By susiebelle on


2003 Kia Spectra GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Car is cute, gets great gas mileage. I bought my car new. Had to change the tires by 30K Replaced brake pads and rotors twice. Replace battery. Driver side locks broken & sometimes won't unlock and I have to crawl through the passenger side. Driver side window roller broke, Alternator going out. Problem with steering system. Hatchback cover broke within a week. Rear window brake light is falling apart from sun damage (I live in Indiana & typically don't have this problem). Brake lights are a pain to change..have to remove whole back panel of car. Very lightweight car and blows around on windy day

Best Features

CD player, folding seats, hatchback.

Worst Features

More stability, improve quality of plastic in interior, so it doesn't crack from sun. Better brakes, better tires, better locking system, stronger windshield, make it easier to change light bulbs, more leg room in back seat. More durable parts
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