2008 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Some problems, but good car

2008 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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

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Some problems, but good car
By mountaineer6 on


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


I bought my 2008 Spectra about 2 years ago with 18,000 miles Certified Pre-Owned. Only major problem I've had is the front end is so out of whack (sometime shaking violently at highway speeds other times not and knocking noise), and no one can seem to fix it. Was told it was probably the tires, so I replaced them for the problem to resurface as soon as the were worn in. Now I'm about to drop another $500 to replace the front struts and hopefully resolve the issue. Kia says that it isn't covered under the warranty (because apparently the struts on a car with 40,000 miles should go bad.) Get 30mpg, SO FUN TO DRIVE, kinda slow but peppy, maneuverable, good visibility, ugly but sporty look.

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