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2008 Kia Spectra Spectra5 SXReview
Tanya writes:

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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2008 Kia Spectra EXReview
Kate writes:
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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

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.

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2008 Kia Spectra EX Review
Khadija says:
overall not a bad car at all. I love the exterior look of it. Mine was pre-owned silver sedan with a spoiler on it. It was quite reliable and interior was simple and nice as well. it gave a good ride and was easy to drive. I loved everything about it.
vs2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited
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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 Guru91C3S3

Well to be honest.. I thought it was a pretty good comuter car.. I just got it at a lien sale! Nevertheles it has this loud rattling like noise with an air escape aswell.. I figured thats how they sou... Read More

Review By gkr1996

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