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Kia Spectra, Sedan
#19 of 464 aniryu-I saw one tonight on I-5 on the
Sep 24, 2001 (8:54 pm)
way home from work. It was going northbound on I-5 through Marysville. It had Florida plates and it was white. Almost looked like one of the new Corolla's in front. The wedgie-slant taillights look good. I'd love to see one in bluish-purple. My dealer e-mailed me back Saturday to say they have them but they've messed up before. They thought I meant 2001 Spectra's(I'm interested in the 2002 Spectra's)and said they were in. That was about two weeks ago and obviously they weren't in two weeks ago. So I may see them this Saturday and you know I'll be reporting what I find. The logo is not the same on the website but that could be the Korean Kia logo. Don't know about American Spectra's logos for sure yet. I'll let you know.
Sep 24, 2001 (10:07 pm)
I hope this will boast Spectra's sales, and maybe even go up in the rankings.
The Korean logo wouldn't hurt--it kinda looks like a BMW logo.
#22 of 464 Aniryu-that's exactly what I thought...........
Sep 25, 2001 (4:42 am)
that the new Kia logo looks exactly like a BMW logo! Let the input flood in my friends!
#23 of 464 2002 Sephia/Spectra
Sep 26, 2001 (7:43 pm)
Hi folks: Just got back from Florida and didn't see one single '02 Spectra. Talked to a dealer in Clearwater and one in St. Pete. No one has them. Had reserved a Sephia from Budget at the Tampa Airport and they had none either. Got a Sonata instead for same price. Not too bad, but the transmission seems to have a mind of its own. My friend the local Kia dealer is telling me October. He is stone out of new '01 Sephia's and has to go to the auctions to buy used program or fleet return cars. Good prices on those though.
#24 of 464 To all anxiously awaiting new
Oct 02, 2001 (7:44 pm)
Spectra. On the way to the grocery store tonite I took a drive through my friend, the Kia dealer's back lot and lo and behold there were 8 (count 'em)8 new Spectra sedans. They did a great restyling job on the car and it looks almost like the Optima front end. You can tell what family it comes from. The grille is very slightly different from the one shown on the Sephia II page of the Kia.co.kr website. On checking further, the base cars have side moldings on the doors but no tachometers on the automatics. The one LS there had an automatic with a tachometer. I checked them all and there were no standard shift cars. Will pop up there on the morrow and take one out for a spin....
#25 of 464 netranger-do post the results.............
Oct 02, 2001 (9:27 pm)
of your Spectra sedan test drive! I've now joined the 4-wheelin' Kia Sportage 4x4 ranks and am out of the new vehicle market. It's way cool to sit up higher and I love the way this little pup takes the road bumps. They're actually fun to pop over now(if that makes any sense!). Our color is called Pepper red and, yes, it's beautiful! Already needs a bath though. A neighbor's cat did a thorough walk over inspection and left muddy pawprints. Anyhoo, do leave your impressions of the new Spectra sedan, net. I like it's styling as well.
#26 of 464 Iluvsephia
Oct 02, 2001 (9:29 pm)
Which Kia dealer are you looking at your Sportage? Perhaps KIA of RENTON, the one owned by Honda? Or KIA of EVERETT?
Please tell me your satisfaction in the KIA dealers. I am interested to know how they are.
#27 of 464 Test drive-New Spectra
Oct 03, 2001 (6:55 pm)
Didn't make it up there today, but tomorrow for sure. Their biggest seller seems to be the Rio Sedan. The wagons don't seem to be moving as fast as they hoped. The Sephia (now Spectra) also sold terrifically well. The Sportage also was a big seller. His problem was getting vehicles. He had to go to the auctions to get fleet return 01's to keep up with the demand. He was going as far as the Auctions in Miami and Las Vegas to pick up cars. Their best day recently was 18 cars. That's a bit above their normal 5-7. Glad to hear iluv's new Sportage is the new vehicle of choice. The dealers here and around Detroit have been doing a ton of dealer trades to keep vehicles in stock due to the booming demand for all kinds of Kia's.
#28 of 464 Iluv's new Sportage.
Oct 03, 2001 (6:58 pm)
Guess you'll have to change your handle to ILUVMYSPORTAGE now. Go with the flow.