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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
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2002 Kia Spectra reviews.

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

55

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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Clifton writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GSX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Cheap to buy and maintain

Cons

Small, not much pickup.

55

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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Emanuel writes:
2002 Kia Spectra GS Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Stick shift, Sporty, fuel efficient.

Cons

Nothing.

45

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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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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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

25

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

25

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

25

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

Pros

gas mileage

Cons

build quality

85

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

25

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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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

Great For Family And Hauling By Becky

Love the car but am getting married and it is no longer needed!! It has always been dependable and it drives great on mountain roads. I hope to find her a great new owner who will enjoy her as much I ... Read More

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

Low Maintenance By kbillmeier

Overall this car is extremely low maintenance and the fuel economy it has is refreshing when facing these gas prices. Great car for commuting near or far. Perfect for a small family or single perso... Read More

Great Ride For The Money By JustIn

Fun to drive sleak look. But its a v4, added a couple of performance upgrades goes around 156hp atm which isnt bad. Storage is no problem with this car. I get 25mpg. Brakes go pretty quick on this car... Read More

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2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

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

Mommas Car By kpman3422

love the gas mileage and the zip its got KIA did a very excellent job on the way they geared transmission to get such power out of the little engines they use, the only thing i cant get over is there ... Read More

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2006 Kia Spectra Reviews

Great All Around Car. Always Starts Low On Maintenance Costs. By aztec626bf

Got this car two years ago. Put 45,000 miles on never had a problem with it. Car handles nice gets very good mileage. Heater is great in winter warms up very fast. Tires seem to last quite long on thi... Read More

Good Little Car. By Charles

Good little car. OK performance, handling and braking. could use more horse power especially on hills. Tight car no squeak or rattles, excellent gas mileage. Need to do away timing belt on dohc interf... Read More

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2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

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

Really Compact And Has Alot Of Storage Places By Joe

its really good on gas and its perfect for a family good for commuting for a job and really spacey to store things in a really good investment i like how it handles in the snow i love the features it ... Read More

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