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2002 Kia Spectra LSReview
Matthew1731 writes:

I Get Frrom A To B In It Safely And Without Harm To Others. — When we got the Kia back in 2002, we felt that it was a decent car with a lot of potential. That is until it faltered under the desert heat. You see, in Palm Desert,CA, we have really hot days for a long period of time. After a few cracks in the dash and the paint visibly wilting under the sun, we knew that we got what we paid for. A Kia. Fortunately for us, we have only had 2 tires blow out, and maybe a handful of small issues since we got it. And it has taken us where we wanted to go. But, eventually, it will take us to the dealership of my dream car to be.

Pros: Runs, AC works well in the desert. Doesn't totally suck like a Kia should.

Cons: Not a car built for longevity. Especially in hot climates. The 2003s were a lot cooler lookin', felt jipped when they came out the following year.

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2002 Kia Spectra GSX HatchbackReview
Tia writes:

People, Don't Buy A Kia!!! — This car never let us down or made one hiccup. But it had the cheapest paint job I ever saw!

Pros: Great on gas, super nice interior.

Cons: Super slow acceleration.

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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Kia Spectra Reviews

Review By Guru995LXM

Car was clean for its age and had low mileage., feel we got a good value for the money on this basic commuter. Glad we purchased it! Read More

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

2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

Review By Vernar

I like the shape I like your size and I like how I look Read More

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

2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

Review By gkr1996

Engine has good pep. Could use a cruise control. Finishes need refined (like plastic chrome peeling off door releases. Read More

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

2006 Kia Spectra Reviews

Review By Tad

Got there to test drive it and there was an undisclosed service engine light. I was told that it was indicating the oxygen sensors need service, which usually means the catalytic converter needs serv... Read More

Great Little Sporty Car At Low Price By Nikolay

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

2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

Review By ray

Great car love the price and look. Im interested. Read More

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


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