2003 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Worst car I've ever owned

2003 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Worst car I've ever owned
By lissal on


2003 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


I purchased this car new, and owned it for 5 years.
In that time, I replaced the serpentine belt 3 times, the alternator once, the radiator twice (the replacement from the Kia garage had a hole in it, though it was supposedly a new part), and the alternator belt 4 times.
The electrical system started acting wonky after three years, and after spending 2 months in the Kia garage, I got it back but the internal lights never worked after that.
I cut my losses and gave the car to a friend, who told me that the engine died at 78,000 miles.
I would never again buy a Kia.

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