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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Chris writes:
2003 Kia Spectra Base Review
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5

Pros

Almost everything is super.

Cons

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

55

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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ktrilla1528 writes:
2003 Kia Spectra GS Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

gas mileage, good price,

Cons

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

ktrilla1528
45

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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Sanjay writes:
2003 Kia Spectra Review
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3

Pros

It can go anywhere.

Cons

It makes few noises.

35

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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James writes:
2003 Kia Spectra Base Review
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2

Pros

Back seat

Cons

Mileage, Quality, and Lack of Performance

45

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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Jessica writes:
2003 Kia Spectra LS Review
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4

Pros

its great on gas

Cons

nothing besides its not all wheel drive

35

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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Caleb writes:
2003 Kia Spectra LS Review
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5

Pros

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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Amanda writes:
2003 Kia Spectra GSX Hatchback Review
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5

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Great Gas Mileage

Cons

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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Michelle writes:
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5

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Farely quick

Cons

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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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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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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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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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

Read all 7 2004 Kia Spectra reviews

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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