2001 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2001 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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  • 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

Cons

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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Jeanette writes:
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5

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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

Pros

a manual !!! how I miss driving a manual

Cons

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

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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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2009 Kia Spectra Reviews

Love My Spectra By Cooters

A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very inexpensive to keep up and operates on very little fuel. This is a car I would recommend to any one .... Read More

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

A Good Looking Car For Not Too Much Money By sheath8

It's a nice car if you want something a little flashy but don't want to spend too much money. It has also been very reliable to drive to and from work with this car. On long trips it has been comfor... Read More

Perfect Car For Affordable Transportation From Point A To Point B By jcautospec

This is a low cost car to drive and maintain and is proof that Kia has made some major improvements since they first came to the US. It has lived up to expectations and isn't like the bargain basemen... Read More

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2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

Great Car For Students Or Couples With No Kids By KingKincaid

This car was handed down to me via parent. We got the car in 2013 and it has been nothing but great. I love the car, she puts in work. It's just not big enough. The car is really good for short people... Read More

Small But Mighty By PrettyBlack1987

I love my small car. At the time it was the right size for a family of 5. Now we are a family of 7 and need more room. I love the v6 engines just because of the power.But for the spectra to be a 4 cyl... Read More

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2006 Kia Spectra Reviews

Great Little Sporty Car At Low Price By targon

Handling is perfect, great sound insulation. MPG could be better, but maybe it's my driving style. Good breaks. Shifter could be shorter. Seats are comfortable. Great for in town comute. I wish it has... Read More

Great By kia_06_

fun to drive looks great , grate gas mileage, comfortable interior, easy to maintain cheap to insure good tires alluminum wheels four cylinder engines are much cheaper to maintain than six cylinders 2... 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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