2002 Kia Spectra
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good value

by from Mission Viejo, CA. on November 2, 2011

I bought a 2002 kia spectra 5 speed with 94,000 miles on it. My wife crashed my saturn so I needed a car fast. She can't drive a manual transmission so I got the 5 speed. I was not expecting a lot, bu...
I bought a 2002 kia spectra 5 speed with 94,000 miles on it. My wife crashed my saturn so I needed a car fast. She can't drive a manual transmission so I got the 5 speed. I was not expecting a lot, but I got way more than I thought. I am getting over 35 miles per gallon on the freeway and more than 25 in the city. The car has some glitches but I only paid $3,200 for it. I would buy one again in a heartbeat. I was looking for a four door car that would hold my family. I have a 2001 Hyundai that I have put over 260,000 miles on without any major problems, that is why I got the Kia. The only thing I wish it had that it does not have is cruise control. If this car had cruise control, it would be the best car I have ever owned. And I have owned over 10 cars in my time.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Solid, afforable, reliable transportation

by from Columbia, SC on December 22, 2006

I love my Kia - She is affordable to buy and run, is completely reliable, and really gets up to speed quickly on the freeway. The mileage is good and she doesn't cost the earth to insure. A nice st...
I love my Kia - She is affordable to buy and run, is completely reliable, and really gets up to speed quickly on the freeway. The mileage is good and she doesn't cost the earth to insure. A nice steady, reliable mode of transporation! The back seats fold down and I can haul/pack quite a bit of stuff! I really reccommend the 5-speed - beautifully geared and very zippy!
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Great Car! Very Reliable.

by from Florida on April 3, 2007

I bought my Kia Spectra in 2002. I must say that it is very reliable. I have not had any major problems. The only problem I have is that I've had to replace the breaks, but you will do that with an...
I bought my Kia Spectra in 2002. I must say that it is very reliable. I have not had any major problems. The only problem I have is that I've had to replace the breaks, but you will do that with any car at some point in time. I believe it is worth the money spent. It's a great car.
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Miss it so much!

by from Grand Rapids, MI on March 31, 2014

I had a 2002 Kia Spectra for my first car when I was 16 years old, I loved it so much. and it was a manual. 5 months ago someone hit me and totaled my kia completely, im getting a 2004 kia spectra, bu...
I had a 2002 Kia Spectra for my first car when I was 16 years old, I loved it so much. and it was a manual. 5 months ago someone hit me and totaled my kia completely, im getting a 2004 kia spectra, but sadly its an automatic. Id do anything to get that old kia back! Great mpg, I took it everywhere!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Best inexpensive vehicle I've owned

by from Louisville KY on July 23, 2011

I got my 2002 Spectra used when it was 2 years old and wasn't sure if it would be a good car for me. It gets great fuel mileage and otherwise inexpensive to operate and keep. Most parts I have needed ...
I got my 2002 Spectra used when it was 2 years old and wasn't sure if it would be a good car for me. It gets great fuel mileage and otherwise inexpensive to operate and keep. Most parts I have needed that are unique to the Spectra I have gotten from salvage yards to avoid the high dealer cost. It has 130,000 miles on it and it just got suspension and steering overhaul along with new tires and it took me to and from Florida as if it was new. For a small car it can haul quite a lot with the seats folded down in the back. I will have to say nearly 10 years old and I like the car and hate to get rid of it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Nice car for little money

by from Wisconsin on August 18, 2010

Have owned several Kia Spectras. Have always had good luck. Great low priced transportation. Have nothing bad to say about the Spectra.
Have owned several Kia Spectras. Have always had good luck. Great low priced transportation. Have nothing bad to say about the Spectra.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Good Car

by from Dallas, TX on January 4, 2010

This is a good vehivcle, but the only problem is that 90% of the parts have to be purchased from the dealer.
This is a good vehivcle, but the only problem is that 90% of the parts have to be purchased from the dealer.
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Not the best car made

by from Colorado on January 7, 2007

I have run into numerous problems with this vehicle. The starter went out and we had to replace the clutch. It makes funky noises sometimes also.
I have run into numerous problems with this vehicle. The starter went out and we had to replace the clutch. It makes funky noises sometimes also.
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Does not recommend this car

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good pic for a cheap value

by from OHIO on May 31, 2006

I have had it for 2 yrs now and it's been fine up till now. It has a good engine power and ok outside exteriors. This is a good pick for a cheap value.
I have had it for 2 yrs now and it's been fine up till now. It has a good engine power and ok outside exteriors. This is a good pick for a cheap value.
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Good used car

by from Highland, IN on September 15, 2017

I owned this car for many years. It was my first car and man for being an old thing it really drove and drove. Very reliable. Mostly used for commuting to class but on the few road trips I took with t...
I owned this car for many years. It was my first car and man for being an old thing it really drove and drove. Very reliable. Mostly used for commuting to class but on the few road trips I took with the car it did great. It is a bit small on the inside and the gas tank is small so it required frequent fill ups. Overall great little used car!
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