2008 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: not worth it

2008 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

59 Total Reviews

Spectra5 SX Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
not worth it
By John C on


2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


the gas mileage was disappointing.. The Spectra stared to fall apart in a year.. the service department was horrible.. I was hoping it would hold up and the dealership would honor the warranty but after taking it in three times for the door on the gas cap, they said it was a poor design and only cleaned it again.. and were so rude! they said I must have broken it and the seat belt that wouldn't retract.. the side door wouldn't always close.. and I always smelt something burning.. I wasn't planning to sell it in a year after buying new but lost confidence in this car and the warranty.. it is very top heavy and not a good car to drive in the real world.. I took a huge loss with Kia..

Best Features

the dash board looked cool..

Worst Features

transmission, top heavy, suspension, gas mileage, customer support, wheels,
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