2008 Kia Spectra
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Good car for the price

by from on May 6, 2009

I have rented and driven this car for almost two months. My experience was very positive. Considering the price of the car you get pretty much everything you get from more favourite brands. I had 27mp...
I have rented and driven this car for almost two months. My experience was very positive. Considering the price of the car you get pretty much everything you get from more favourite brands. I had 27mpg in the city. I think the performance was very good as well. I had two long trips and although it is a small car the trips were very comfortable. This is a smart buyers car with good price, good performance and good reliability.
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Car for my daughter

by from Clayton on September 25, 2009

Bought the car for my daughter. She loves it. Great on gas, appears to be very safe and a good car for the money. Not a sports car by any means.
Bought the car for my daughter. She loves it. Great on gas, appears to be very safe and a good car for the money. Not a sports car by any means.
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Can't beat the value here!

by from Charlotte, NC on January 7, 2009

Kia's quality is now close to Honda and Toyota. It's like buying a Toyota 15 years ago. Not as good as todays but good indeed. And considering the price for a Matrix or Vibe (same drive trane)there is...
Kia's quality is now close to Honda and Toyota. It's like buying a Toyota 15 years ago. Not as good as todays but good indeed. And considering the price for a Matrix or Vibe (same drive trane)there is no comparison, they package that Kia gives for the price can't be beat. Saving 4 thousand and the warranty is better than either of the other 2. This is a no brainer, get the Kia's while they are still value priced.
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Great bang for the buck

by from Long Island on February 22, 2010

Needed a car for my son. This car provided safety features found in much more expensive vehicles. The body style is contemporary, the inside is neat, useful and stylish for the price. Decent though no...
Needed a car for my son. This car provided safety features found in much more expensive vehicles. The body style is contemporary, the inside is neat, useful and stylish for the price. Decent though not too quick acceleration, which is a good thing for a teen. Gas mileage is pretty good as well for commuting to college. MP3 aux. jack and CD/MP3 player is a plus for young drivers. Last thing is the mostly transferable warranty. Would definitely recommend
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More dependable than a Honda by far

by from Henrietta, Tx on April 1, 2014

We own a 2006 Kia Spectra. Bought new. Nothing has gone wrong with it. We've only had to change oil and fluids. The clutch still works beautifully. It currently has 270,000 miles and gaining because o...
We own a 2006 Kia Spectra. Bought new. Nothing has gone wrong with it. We've only had to change oil and fluids. The clutch still works beautifully. It currently has 270,000 miles and gaining because of highway trips. It still runs like a brand new car. The downside is the cd player stopped working. And I will agree with the comfort of the seats. They could pose a problem with the lower back region. Personally, I use a pillow. I highly recommend this car for its value and overall dependability and options.
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Great value!

by from Cedar Rapids, IA on May 24, 2011

I bought the car with 12k miles so it still had the bumper-to-bumper. It's been great! Better mpg than rated - 33-36mpg. Fun to drive! Quiet, comfortable and zippy!
I bought the car with 12k miles so it still had the bumper-to-bumper. It's been great! Better mpg than rated - 33-36mpg. Fun to drive! Quiet, comfortable and zippy!
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not so comfy beware lower back pain!!!

by from Troy ,ny on March 20, 2014

I have had my kia spectra 2008 new and found it to be very reliable. HOWEVER, I have found the seats very hard on my lower back. The seats are TOO firm, and the edges of the front seats bulge out towa...
I have had my kia spectra 2008 new and found it to be very reliable. HOWEVER, I have found the seats very hard on my lower back. The seats are TOO firm, and the edges of the front seats bulge out towards the front of the car, leaving little room for your actual back to make contact with the seat back, resulting in a void down by the lower back. The seat is also tipped at an weird angle, so there is no support behind your lower back, and your shoulder blades are pushed forward. RESULT: back pain, esp on long trips!!! The gas mileage is not too good, esp for such a small car. I get 24 mpg overall, and barely 30 (28-29) on the highway. I purchased this car new, it was only $1,000 less than a civic, My back hurt so much I went to trade it in after 4 months, but could not since the resale value on the car SUCKED! They wanted to give me $8,000-9,000 on a trade for a car that cost me $17,000 only 4 months before! The good news: the car has been very reliable. I have replaced the radiator, the battery, and the front struts, and 1 O2 sensor. That has been all , and I have just under 167,000 miles on the car. So to recap: Dependable car, unimpressive gas mileage, uncomfy seat esp on long trips, bad trade in value.
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My 4th Kia and still buying them

by from RI on June 30, 2011

This is my fourth Kia. They are a very good little cars and are very dependable. Just change the oil and go. I can't find anything about the car that I don't like. For the money, it is a great value. ...
This is my fourth Kia. They are a very good little cars and are very dependable. Just change the oil and go. I can't find anything about the car that I don't like. For the money, it is a great value. I will keep buying them.
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REview your Kia Spectra

by from Texas on July 29, 2008

I have owned this car for 7 months and I have been almost 8 times in the dealership always trying to fix something. Cheap is expensive......
I have owned this car for 7 months and I have been almost 8 times in the dealership always trying to fix something. Cheap is expensive......
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Best car owned to depend on hands down

by from New Mexaco on February 15, 2016

Bought new at less than 40 miles on OD. Started out w/28 MPG and increased to 35 MPG local city driving within 1500 miles. Have 108000 miles and still same MPG. Highway MPH at 70+, I get 50+ MPG. I ha...
Bought new at less than 40 miles on OD. Started out w/28 MPG and increased to 35 MPG local city driving within 1500 miles. Have 108000 miles and still same MPG. Highway MPH at 70+, I get 50+ MPG. I have never had a car or PU to give these kind of mileages ! My last tire mileage was over 79000 Mi for 4 tires. I have replaced only three batteries in seven years. Several pair of windshield wipers (not cars fault). Have never had this kind of service from the many cars ever owned! (My MPG as reported was, with 4 adults and AC turned on at 70+ MPA for 150 Miles Driven two ways + 1/4 gas used) !
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