2004 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Overall pleased.

2004 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Overall pleased.
By kiaveteran on


2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this car when I was driving a predominantly city commute, and the gas mileage was rather disappointing (no higher than 29, mostly 25-27). However, I've moved, and I have a more rural cruising commute, and gas mileage has gone up to 30-32. Nice comfort, interior and storage space for a small car, and reliability has been excellent. I get in, and it starts up the first time every time. A little too much lean in the corners with any semblance of speed, but a comfy ride. A great commuter car, and the safety features are a class above the price class. Kia is worth checking out, and it seems the word is getting out about that.

Best Features

Reliability, efficient space, comfy for a small car, decent highway gas mileage

Worst Features

No ABS on my car (option), not really noticeable, I do miss cruise control.
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