Used 2008 Kia Spectra


$3,988 - $5,995
2008 Kia Spectra

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Kia Spectra sedan and Spectra5 hatchback receive no changes of note.


Pros

  • Low price, comfortable and functional cabin, lots of storage and cupholders.

Cons

  • Engine can get noisy at higher rpm, soft suspension tuning on lower-end models, antilock brakes available on top SX trim only, disappointing IIHS crash test scores.

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Used 2008 Kia Spectra for Sale

Kia Spectra 2008 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Sand Beige Beige cloth123,538 miles
Used 2008Kia SpectraEX
List:$3,988
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
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Kia Spectra 2008 70,050 miles
Used 2008Kia SpectraEX
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
York Kia
76 mi away
Kia Spectra 2008 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A) White Gray cloth0
Used 2008Kia SpectraEX
List:Not Listed

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Features & Specs

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
MPG272726262726
Seating555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    P
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    A
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable

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I love my KIA soo much!
OMG, where do I start. I bought it new NOV 07, I got to choose the one I wanted any color anything. Took one look at my white EX 5spd rear spoiler, and I was hooked. So long story short 2 1/2 yrs later and car approaching 60,000 miles on it now, not a thing has gone wrong. People always comment on my car, and how clean and good it has held up! I take care of my car but don't baby it! I think it handles really well, and at times I feel like I'm in a sports car. The rear spoiler makes it look so much better and 5 spd Overdrive, I don't have to always down shift up hills (only when some trucker or slow car gets in front of me. All and all At least take a look and consider!
2nd Time Around
I totaled my '07 Spectra about 3 weeks ago and was heartbroken. This car had been flawless with no problems. My collision was at 40 mph, with an immoveable object. (Tree) Yes, I was sober. My Kia took great care of me in the accident, crumpled all around me with no serious damage to the passenger compartment. I wish the exterior panels had not been so damaged, but I will trade the totaled exterior for the protected interior any day. I walked away with just a tiny cut on my finger from the broken glass. I found an ’08 with 5,000 miles and we are settling in nicely. I expect to have a long and happy life with my new Spectra.
Not bad for the money
I am a young driver(21) bought this when I was 19(actually still making payments) and this has been a great car. The 5 speed really lets you open up the engine and get the most out of it and I wouldn't have it any other way. Mine has developed a rather strange problem lately, the rear floorboards are getting soaked but there is no leake up top, so I am guessing water is coming in from the bottom? This will be my first experience with KIA customer service so I hope they treat me well and I get my car back soon. This seems like a rare problem so I won't blame the car just yet. Overall, great car for the money hands down.
Used 2008 Kia Spectra Overview

The Used 2008 Kia Spectra is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), Spectra5 SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), Spectra5 SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Kia Spectra?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Kia Spectra trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Kia Spectra EX is priced between $3,988 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 70050 and 123538 miles.

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