2003 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2003 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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It can go anywhere.

Cons

It makes few noises.

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This Is A Fair Car. — 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, and exterior has few scratches) Cost of Ownership- Fair (gas mileage is fair, but maintenance could be improved) Fun Factor - Good (can be driven anywhere)

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

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Farely quick

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dont have no reason not too

55

Loove It — 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 kicked something and the a/c went down, had her fixed up though. I should have not traded it for the Saturn. BIG mistake, and live with regret!

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its cool

Cons

nothing

35

2003 Kia Spectra — i own a 2003 kia spectra ls sedan. tinted windows, black hood black bumper gray paint job. it has been a great car for me i have been around the world in this car with no problems out of it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great Gas Mileage

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None

45

Buy This Type Of Car. — I love this vehicle. It is a great road vehicle and it has great Performance, Build Quality, Appearance, Cost of Ownership, and Fun Factor. this car has great gas mileage. It is also very fun to drive. The cost is low, too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Back seat

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Mileage, Quality, and Lack of Performance

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Avoid, Avoid, Avoid — The car has an acquired look to it but that is unfortunately the best part of the car. The handling is horrible, issues with the window seals, transmission and suspension make this a very difficult car to cope with when one is used to going over 75 mph. Cost of ownership is directly related to how fast one drives; the faster you go, the fast the car falls apart. The fuel mileage is horrible, maybe 10 to 15 mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its great on gas

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nothing besides its not all wheel drive

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Im Not Sure What That Is — i like the sound system and its great on gas its not all wheel drive and that kinda sucks i like how it looks brand new and its clean we only have about 4 thousand dollars to on it and then we own it.and yes this car is fun to drive its smooth and i love it... ...

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Almost everything is super.

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needs a better radio, but other then that its flawless.

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Gray 2003 Kia Spectra. — only 73,000 miles, no rust, runs great, 27 MPG, good brakes, good acceleration, clean inside and out. clean engine.

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gas mileage, good price,

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no power windows, steering wheel does not adjust, i like my music loud and speakers buzz when barely turned up too loud

ktrilla1528
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So Far So Good — Have only had this car for a month now. bought it at 62,000 miles. overall it drives fine. gets me from point A to point B for a good price, good gas mileage, much better than my old 96 mazda millenia

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:15

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

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 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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