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2000 Spectra

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2000 Kia Spectra

Review Score

4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
2.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
3.3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

fastest little car

by Hoodsie from pulaski,tn on Mon Nov 29 2010

it has great get up and go,good handling,but boring looks..great gas mileage even when you are driving it hard

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by VA Gentleman from ashburn on Sat Feb 10 2018

I had this car for 16 years and both CV boots had to be replaced underwarranty as well as the exhaust muffler. Donated it with 137K commuter miles on it.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

13 Good Years!

by Southpaw from California on Wed Apr 03 2013

Just donated my Kia to charity after 13 good years and 140K. I regretted having to donate it, since it was still a nice little car and ran well, but because of its age/mileage it was needing more ongoing maintenance/repairs than I wanted to put into it. Considering that the car cost 10K and ran very reliably for most of those 13 years, it was a fantastic bargain. The last 3 years were the ones when I had to put the most money into it - replaced the clutch, 2 wheel bearings, alternator, timing belt, fixed an oil leak, replaced a worn-out hose (avoided the dealership; did all the repairs through a small local mechanic). Wouldn't hesitate to buy another Kia - it's not going to be a classic car you'll have for 40 or 50 years, but it was an excellent, very low-cost and reliable car for over a decade. It was more than worth the money I invested in it!

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2000 Kia Spectra

Korean manufacturers like Kia Motors Co. and its parent Hyundai Motor Co. are slipping into more and more automotive segments, from sport-utility vehicles to near-luxury sedans. But their bread-and-butter products continue to be small cars that provide basic transportation for buyers on a budget. Sometimes those small cars can get pretty glitzy-looking. Take the new Kia Spectra, a hatchback companion to the Kia Sephia with a base price of just under $11,000 and a front end that appears to be a direct steal from last year's Ford Taurus. The Spectra is going head to head with such world-class small cars as the Ford Focus. We tested a loaded Spectra GSX with only four options, including a... Read More