2002 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2002 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2002 Kia Spectra reviews.

Clifton writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GSX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Cheap to buy and maintain

Cons

Small, not much pickup.

65

Gas Saver, Nice Value Vehicle. — Its great on gas, and parts are cheap. I can do many repairs myself. For cheap, reliable, transportation nothing beats it. I'm glad I own it every time I go to the gas pump. The hatchback is great for moving stuff. It could never survive an accident, even at low speeds. Good value car.

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Melissa writes:
2002 Kia Spectra Base Review
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5

Pros

no problems with engine (after  5 years), comfortable to ride in

Cons

lightweight, too close to dash board, and headlights are a bear to get at to change

65

2002 Kia Spectra — this is one dependable car, from my perspective. It has a 4 cylinder engine and has good braking and handling . Although the car is lightweight, so if it is windy outside, then you will notice some moving around. The appearance is decent, both inside and out. Not much maintenance needed except the routine oil change. I have 70,000 miles on it and it is still running good. The seating is comfortable, but wished the steering column was adjustable.

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vagabondpiper writes:
2002 Kia Spectra LS Review
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4

Pros

its comfort

Cons

rattling noise

vagabondpiper
25

Must Buy — 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 sedan with enough boot space

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Emanuel writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GS Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Stick shift, Sporty, fuel efficient.

Cons

Nothing.

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Reliable Car. — 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 easy to find and not too expensive. Great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Marc writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GSX Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

with a air flo at 4,000rpm its on of the best its sonds turbo

Cons

its a kia

25

My Kia — 1.8L theres no 6gear and you need one. on the high way on the 5#gear 110km the rpm is at 4,ooo its not fun noting to do with the airflo! but its a good its 50%50% good and bad

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2002 Kia Spectra Base Review
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3

Pros

Fuel Mileage

Cons

Tiny and cramped

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Decent Daily Transport — Good acceleration for a four cylinder, Strong braking, tight steering but feels like it would roll over before sliding on pavement, a lot of rattling inside the cabin, Looks like every other compact on the road, great gas mileage, expensive parts compared to the MSRP of the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maegen writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GS Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

fast

Cons

small

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Pretty Good — I love my car because it goes VROOM VROOM! but as far as the car itself, it has been beat up but for all its been through its been a prety good car and been in pretty good shape. it was cheap and it still pretty much runs like a dream!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Zeeshan writes:
2002 Kia Spectra LS Review
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4

Pros

drive

Cons

i cannot find a mechanic

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It Is A Good Car — this car is very comfortable.its a very stable car.its acceleration is good.its cst of ownership is less.overall it is good car.its a fun car to drive.there is only one issue in this car that is brakes but it can be resolved easily.......

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carlo writes:
2002 Kia Spectra Base Review
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2

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gas mileage

Cons

build quality

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2002 Kia Spectra — Peformance - sucks, but what do you expect from a little commuter car Build Quality - sucks even more... parts of the dash are warping due to sun/heat exposure Appearance - it's okay, but it's our commuter/beater Cost of Ownership - okay... picked her up for $3500 and it's now almost 150k mi and still has a lot of life left... gonna run this to the ground Fun Factor - ??? LOL!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nancy writes:
2002 Kia Spectra Base Review
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5

Pros

good on gas

Cons

none

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Kia Spectra — I love my car she has gotten me all over the US. My husband is a pipeline suryvor, I drive 2 where ever he works, I bought this car with 11 miles on it 2day it has 60,000. I LOVE MY CAR!!!

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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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Interior - Basic but nice Exterior - Basic, front end based lightly on supra front end. Read More

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2001 Kia Spectra Reviews

Bargain Ricer By Dominic

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 a... Read More

Very Reliable By azaleachild

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 ca... 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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