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Kia Spectra, Kia, Hatchback, Sedan
May 07, 2002 (9:19 pm)
I believe only my spectra is a lemon, "I" have nothing but problems with it. My car went would not start; the battery had a dead cell; it was replaced with in the same week my new battery was competly dead. Im in procces right now of trying to get the car repurshed or replaced with another kia hopefuly a 2003 kia sorento EX-L, or if not the sorento the optima se top of the line I-4. But I will still and always be a fan of the spectra and will proably get one as a run around car for when I go to college. Oh yeah the spectra is very good off-road and in harsh condithions.(Kind of like an SUV or CROSS-OVER-VEHICLE). Kia darn good cars. Darn good value.
#83 of 107 02 spectra r---I'll tell you one thing-whenever I
May 10, 2002 (10:34 pm)
see one on the street I keep looking at it for as long as I can. It looks great! Actually, Kia is selling more Spectra's now than Sportages. Sportage is 2nd and they're followed by Rio and then Optima. Check the American Kia website for the exact details. Sportage and Sephia used to trade off as monthly top-sellers but Spectra was WAY out ahead of Sportage for the last month figures were available. Cool. I love the looks of Spectra but I love my Pepper Red '01 Sportage 4x4 even more! Kia's future's so bright they better have thick shades on already!!!!!
Jun 14, 2002 (12:09 am)
A 2002 spectra hatch. I didn't want to post it for fear that my head will soon be missing. Its running good so far and I like it and it was cheap. I might even buy the new yugo truck coming out. Ok im ready for my punishment.
#85 of 107 Hi caesarslegion- Welcome back...
Jun 14, 2002 (7:45 am)
and congrats on your new Spectra! We look forward to hearing all about your ownership experience. Happy Motoring!
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Jun 16, 2002 (8:51 pm)
Thanks, it runs good so far and the guys at work pick on me and have used every kia joke in the book. I know its all in good fun and I can take it. Some times its best to laugh with every one else ha ha ha.
#87 of 107 Hi caesarslegion-
Jun 17, 2002 (6:54 am)
Good point. Also, if the car pleases you..., that's the most important thing.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Jun 18, 2002 (11:43 am)
Anyone with a Spectra that has or had a Sephia. I have a Sephia now and it's pretty cool even though we went through hell the first year. I plan to trade it even though I know I will have a huge upside down trade. My neighbor had a '99 and they only gave her $1500 for her trade in and she owed $5000. My Sephia is fully loaded including a sunroof and my neighbor had nothing. I know that because of the extras I have, it will give me more, but still. I plan to get Sonata because I think they look really good and the consumer report says it's in the same market as the Accord, Maxima, and Camry, except for the reliability. I think I kind of like Korean cars because you can get soooo much for your money. Hyundai's have come a long way and I applaud them for that. But, if anyone can tell me if they have seen in significant differences between the Sephia and the Spectra sedan, let me know.
Jun 24, 2002 (8:01 am)
I was wondering if i get dual exhaust added to my spectra will it void my warranty( I mean cut in the the original pipe line), and also is it possible that the first production spectra gsx's black ground effects, can fit the new spectra hacth-back.
#90 of 107 Just joking...
Aug 25, 2002 (6:45 pm)
I'm looking for a new little car at a comparitvely cheap price. One of the obsticales I'll have to overcome is the fact that I would have been one of the guys poking fun at Kia owners.
#91 of 107 Ignore them
Sep 18, 2002 (3:49 pm)
"One of the obsticales I'll have to overcome is the fact that I would have been one of the guys poking fun at Kia owners."
Ignore them. I'm sick of them too, but I wouldn't let someone keep me from buying a car that I like because people make fun of you.
I don't own a Kia, I just drive one. I drive my mom's 2001 Kia Sportage, the only people that bother me are the people online, and I don't care what they say, either.