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2008 Kia SpectraReview
Vernar writes:
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I like the shape I like your size and I like how I look

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2008 Kia Spectra EXReview
sheath8 writes:
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A Good Looking Car For Not Too Much Money — 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 comfortable and a lot of things fit in this compact car surprisingly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car looks nice, drives quietly and smoothly.

Cons: Airbag issues

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2008 Kia Spectra EXReview
Brian writes:
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Perfect Car For Affordable Transportation From Point A To Point B — 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 basement commuter cars of the old days.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is ideal as a commuter car!  The acceleration is pretty good since it has the manual and you don't have to flog it to get it to kick down a gear.  It's a pretty basic car that gets the job done.

Cons: It's a pretty basic car that doesn't have much excitement to it and it's plain looking

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SXReview
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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

Pros: Fun/MPG/ROOM/Economic

Cons: V4/Maintenance alert/brakes

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Spectra SXReview
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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

Pros: Pretty comfortable, good gas mileage, cute

Cons: Nothing so far!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Spectra EXReview
Alisha writes:
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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

Pros: pretty good little car over all

Cons: It is slow

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SXReview
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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

Pros: Handling, Economical

Cons: 1.6 Liter Engine =(

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2008 Kia Spectra LXReview
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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

Pros: Its good gas mileage

Cons: Nothing

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Spectra LXReview
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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

Pros: the back seat

Cons: the color

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2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SXReview
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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.

Pros: fuel economy, sporty look, perfomance, roomy

Cons: seats are not that comfy

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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

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

2004 Kia Spectra Reviews

Great Car! By CassidiSt

I really like this car. I usually only buy Toyota's but I was very impressed with the make and model. It was a great car to get my kids in and out of. It is great on gas. Good family car. Read More

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

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