2008 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Great Commuter Car - Thumbs UP

2008 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Great Commuter Car - Thumbs UP!
By billddrummer on


2008 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Bought this vehicle seeking reasonable price point and good fuel economy. The car delivers both with excellent results! I have daily multi-destination commutes and put nearly 600 miles/week on this vehicle among 3 drivers. We routinely get 30+ miles/gallon in mixed driving, and the car is comfortable for all of us, ranging from 5'5" to over 6 feet. Seats are wide enough for middle-aged spread, and pickup in lower gears is exceptional. No complaints from this happy owner! Check this out before buying a Honda or Toyota Corolla.

Best Features

Dashboard layout, ergonomics, lumbar support for driver's seat, folding rear seats, additional cupholders in door pockets, safety features (side curtain airbags a rarity at this price point). Since the crash testing, I think the company added an extra bulkhead for rear crash protection.

Worst Features

Standard ABS, better battery.
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