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You are in the Kia Spectra/Spectra5
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Kia Spectra, Hatchback
#26 of 463 Re: [muffin_man]
Dec 12, 2004 (6:01 am)
Is that the 2005 Spectra, or the OLD 2004 Spectra or the NEW 2004 Spectra? I find it hard to fathom why dealers would offer the new Spectra below $7000, unless it's one of those ridiculous offers that one person in 100 million will qualify for, e.g. "must be a recent college graduate who is on active duty in the military, must already own a Kia and a competitive model, must have suffered damage to home from hurricanes in Florida, must qualify for financing through Kia and have an impeccable credit record, and there must be a full moon. Also must pay $695 advertising fee and $395 document fee, and a $3000 down payment. Invoice #45541 only." I have seen ads like that in other cities with 2-point font at the bottom of the page, and I chuckle and shake my head each time.
Dec 12, 2004 (11:08 am)
It's the new 2004 Spectra. This same dealership has it for sale for $6995 every week, but last sunday they also had a new Kia Rio for $3995!!
You would be surprised by those newspaper ads, you can actually buy those cars - I've done it twice. (and I am not in the military, nor a full time student)
#28 of 463 Re: backy [muffin_man]
Dec 12, 2004 (11:36 am)
Where do you live, and what is the name and phone number (or email address) of the dealership (I think that is allowed under Town Hall rules)? I'd be willing to fly there and get a new Spectra for $6995, since that is $4000 more than the going price in my town. I could probably resell it here for a nice profit, or just keep it and sell my four-year-old Elantra.
#29 of 463 Re: backy [backy]
Dec 12, 2004 (12:58 pm)
You can post the name of the dealership, city and state. Phone numbers aren't allowed (we can't verify them...)
Dec 13, 2004 (8:27 am)
Well, I went and bought a paper, but that dealership isn't running the ad this week. I will check again next sunday though. - btw, I'm in Los Angeles.
Jan 03, 2005 (2:53 pm)
if you don't mind can you jump back in here periodically and post the goods and bads of your new Spectra5 for us? I kind of like this new Kia Spectra5 and as my nickname suggests I love Kia's! My last rig was a 1999 Kia Sephia and my current one is a 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4 with 91,100 miles on it. I looked at the new Spectra5's the other day and they look very impressive-fairly large compared to the sedan. I like how they look to be pointing down towards the front-that profile looks awesome on that car. BTW-what did you pay for it and did they treat you generously on your trade-in?
Enjoy your new baby! I bet it looks great in black!
#34 of 463 Re: airdale73013... [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 04, 2005 (5:17 am)
The sticker on the car was $17,540.00.
There was a $500.00 rebate.
I received a $1094.00 discount from list.
I received $2800.00 trade-in for my 1998 Sportage EX 4x4 with 133,000 miles.
The car was a good deal but unfortunately there was no Owner Loyalty Rebate available.
The car is roomy and has great features. It is very quiet, good power, very stable to drive, and I am hoping for good fuel economy.
And it does look great in black.
#35 of 463 Yeah, I'd be interested in what kind of gas
Jan 04, 2005 (6:58 pm)
mileage your 2005 Kia Spectra5 will pull with automatic transmission. Question for ya: Does it lurch as it searches for the right gear sometime, or sort of hesitate on you? Or does it smoothly transition between gears?