2001 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2001 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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Dominic writes:
2001 Kia Spectra GS Review
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3

Pros

u get what you pay for

Cons

interference motor  with rubber timing belts with service needed every 60k

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Bargain Ricer — mehh it was good high school car pretty reliable not built for harsh women drivers my sister blew up after a month she would just doggg the crap out of every gear straining everything shes good at that and destroying venture vans

Primary Use: Family transportation

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azaleachild writes:
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gas mileage, appearance, comfort

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radio is dying, a/c not working, base amenities

azaleachild
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Very Reliable — very reliable for long distance travel or across town. Great on gas mileage. AC broke a few years ago and cost of repair costs more than what i want to pay. Its a great starter car. Ive had two cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Caleb writes:
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Fun to drive, great fuel economy, low maintenance

Cons

outer apperence is ugly,

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Great Car To Drive — To be a 4-cylinder 1.8L engine, the engine has some power. The car has 148,000 miles on it, and I've had the clutch reconstructed and the alternator replaced. The exterior panels look ugly, while the interior looks decent. Gas mileage is fantastic, 28 to 32 city/hwy. At one point, i got 34 mpg.

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Jeanette writes:
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front wheel drive, good on gas, compact with lots of room

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no reason not to buy

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6000.00 — red, clean interior, small dents & scrapes[only on the corners], everything works, tires are ok, it was my moms car, has less than 50,000 mi. this care has been well taken care of, mom had a problem backing in and out of the car port. so the dents & scrapes are sentimentel.

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Paul writes:
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4

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a manual !!! how I miss driving a manual

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exhaust noisy.. leaks or something?? still not powerful enough for me.

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Kia Spectra - Not A Sally Spectra A Racer — This was a pretty good car for a cheap kia, came with side skirts, mags and a wing so that was pretty cool, did have to have exhaust checked a couple of times under warrenty though... got into an accident first week I had it.. girl drove in the drivers side just behind the front wheel. never the same after that.. was pretty good car though... hugh boot for a hatch back.. changed the crappy cd player for a alpine pretty much straight away though..

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2000 Kia Spectra Reviews

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Rear Hatch always in the way Bump on head. Rear deck cover always coming loose poor low end performance on hills. Good on gas roomy and spacious, Cheap to maintain compared to other European cars & Tr... Read More

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2002 Kia Spectra Reviews

Must Buy By vagabondpiper

this car has a marvelous ride comfort with very good features .a nice car with very less issues ,good fuel economy and xcellent pick.at this price range you cant afford such a comfortable and nice sed... Read More

Reliable Car. By Emanuel

This car is underestimated. It is reliable, efficient, and quick as well. I got a stick shift and I love driving this car. It has a sporty look as well and can fit four comfortably. Pieces are eas... Read More

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2003 Kia Spectra Reviews

This Is A Fair Car. By Sanjay

Performance - Fair (sometimes when car speeds up, it jerks and when driving, it makes few noises.) Build Quality - Fair (When driving, it makes few noises.) Appearance - Fair (interior needs cleaning,... Read More

Loove It By Michelle

I loved my Kia Spectra. As funny as she may have looked. Opposite of a mullet I called it. Party in the front bussiness in the back. Only problem I had was one head light blew out twice, I accidently... Read More

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2004 Kia Spectra Reviews

Awesome! Great Deal And Virtually Worry Free. By alski1969

Loved how solid it felt while driving it compared to cheaper models like the Rio or a Saturn. The sound system blew me away and I crank it when the family is not in the car! The car has been very reli... Read More

Great Gas Mileage Car!!! By topsecretauto

This car got very good gas mileage! We had some problems with the rear brakes. Had to replace them and parking brakes. It seemed like we were always replacing something with the brakes. Didn't pay muc... Read More

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2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

Good By sadkiaowner

Drives good, looks good,reliable, airbag light issues. Great little car for 9 years. I have driven the car 84,000 miles in those 9 years. Light issues just started in Nov. Love to drive it handles wel... Read More

Very Clean And Dependable. By saintago

Great gas mileage. Rides smooth. This car is a great car for a student or a family because it is a medium size car.This is a fun car to drive because it has plenty of engine power if needed at a momen... Read More

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