2008 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2008 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • 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:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying all 8 2008 Kia Spectra reviews.

charming169 writes:
2008 Kia Spectra SX Review
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5

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Pretty comfortable, good gas mileage, cute

Cons

Nothing so far!

charming169
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It Is A Good All Around Car. — I love our car! I would say it is no sports car. It is a great family car or daily driver with pretty good gas mileage, depending of course on how you drive it. I think this car is more for a younger generation, because it is a fun car to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Justin writes:
2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SX Review
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4

Pros

Handling, Economical

Cons

1.6 Liter Engine =(

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Okay These Are My Facts — Quick Responsive, Needs more power, handles like no other car i have had in the past. Brakings is decent.Car only had one problem was that an engine hose blew, Due to a forced air intake I installed. Gas milage is decent at best, I get 20-25 not bad but its also only a 4cyl. I would rate this car a 6/10 on the fun factor if upgrades were avaliable for this car i would vote it a 10/10.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alisha writes:
2008 Kia Spectra EX Review
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4

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pretty good little car over all

Cons

It is slow

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Kia Is Deece. — really loud acceleration, anything past 2nd gear is way slow. kind of expensive to fix. the paint seems to be low quality, chips and scratches easily. cruise control is not mandatory. I like the trunk opener on the keychain and the location of the buttons in the car. would be pretty sweet if it wasnt such a dog on the road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kbillmeier writes:
2008 Kia Spectra EX Review
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4

Pros

Great on gas. The fabric cleans up easily, so my kids couldn't  leave their mark on this one. More than you think fits in the trunk.  And the auxiliary plug for an iPhone or iPod was my favorite feature.

Cons

No key less entry or automatic windows.

kbillmeier
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Low Maintenance — 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 person. Nothing out of the ordinary needed fixing, so we weren't surprised by anything unnecessarily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JustIn writes:
2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SX Review
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5

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Fun/MPG/ROOM/Economic

Cons

V4/Maintenance alert/brakes

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Great Ride For The Money — 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. The handling is great on this due to its an SX which the car has a lowered spring kit bringing it lower to the ground making handling sharper. Interior is great looking for awhile then starts getting dull. Going to do a color scheme to it soon. I love this car just wish it had a bigger engine

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tanya writes:
2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SX Review
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5

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fuel economy, sporty look, perfomance, roomy

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seats are not that comfy

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2008 Kia Spectra5 — we traded 2006 4x4 Suzuki Grand Vitara for that one, reason - fuel economy & to cut on car payments and we pretty happy with that little car. For me its like little sporty european car. I was surprised overall about Kia products - they getting better. After thinking to buy Kia Rio we actually stopped on Spectra5.

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Tiffany writes:
2008 Kia Spectra LX Review
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4

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the back seat

Cons

the color

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Wht Can I Say I Like It — acceleration is ok could be faster brakes work great..handling is good...had this car for a year never needing any repairs...has 11000 miles and still running brand new... would look nicer in a different color but thats not the cars fault ...gas mileage is wonderful...35 mpg... and it is a manual so ofcourse its fun to drive...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Courtnie writes:
2008 Kia Spectra LX Review
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4

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Its good gas mileage

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Nothing

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Good Car — Its awesome cause it's my car.. DUH! It goes fast and it also has really good gas mileage and a lot of room. It also has a big trunk. It is a fun car and a good road trip car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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

Read all 11 2007 Kia Spectra reviews

2006 Kia Spectra Reviews

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

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

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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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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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