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Kia Spectra, Car Buying, Sedan
#23 of 62 Re: Kia Spectra5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [loco5]
Apr 22, 2005 (12:55 pm)
The sticker price for my Spectra5 was 17,500, We got it at 13,880. The test drive was an instant sell, but we had no money for a down payment so we were going to wait, but they kept throwing offers at us. Then we finally caved and and bought the best looking, handling, driving car for the cost. I just wish my fiance wanted a 5 speed.
#24 of 62 Just Purchased Spectra5
Apr 19, 2005 (10:47 am)
Hey everyone! I just purchased a 2005 Spectra5 about 2 weeks ago. So far I am really impressed with the car. Very quiet,handles good,great gas mileage! I was wondering if anyone has mod their cars? Does it void the warranty?? I was happy with the price sticker was 18,000 cause I got it with sunroof and sport package I think it said but then I got a 1,000 rebate! I got it in black and wished now I would have gotten it in spark blue..lol..oh well..
#26 of 62 Re: Just Purchased Spectra5 [rsxyjade84]
Apr 20, 2005 (2:23 pm)
don't do anything that you can't change back before you take it to the dealer for repair work...Like lowering it would be a warranty void-er. Chipping would too. I too like the lighter colors on this car...they show off the body line that runs from the front over the wheel and along the side.
#27 of 62 Re: Just Purchased Spectra5 [chrisducati]
Apr 22, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I bought the Silver Spectra5 fully loaded minus the ABS. The sticker price was 17,500, we got the car for 260 a month, no down payment and Lojack installed. They gave us a price of 13,880. The term of the loan is a little long because of the lack of a down payment, but it worth every penny. The more I drive this beauty, the better it rides. I test drove this baby and fell in love right away and only read reviews of other cars. It was the best value of all the cars out there. Where can I find new emblems for this car, I would have to bring it back to the dealer and make appointments and I have no time for that, I just want to order one.
Apr 25, 2005 (9:00 am)
Bought Saturday morning, automatic, sunroof, cruise control & floor mats. MSRP was $17540, minus $610 dealer discount & $1000 rebate. This dealer does not negotiate from their advertised price which, in this case, is well below Edmund's TVM. After the test drive, I had two 5-minute phone calls over the next two weeks before deciding. The dealer is 90 miles from me. Other Kia dealers are 85-100 miles in different directions. So comparison shopping is not worth my time or expense. I also bought a Hyundai Accent from this dealer three years ago base on a firm price quote in an email, which took two minutes to write. This dealer handles 15 brands, including Mazda, Nissan, Chevy, Lexus and Jaguar. They are all sold the same way.
#29 of 62 Re: red Spectra5 [smalltown]
Apr 26, 2005 (7:27 am)
How much did you actually pay for the vehicle? You mentioned the MSRP, but never gave the actual dealer set price.
#30 of 62 Re: red Spectra5 [kaisabuk]
Apr 26, 2005 (11:12 am)
$17540 - $610 - $1000 = $15930 before taxes
#31 of 62 Re: red Spectra5 [smalltown]
Apr 26, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Wow I can't believe that a car place can charge that much for a car and not even let you haggle. How do they stay in business?
Jun 03, 2005 (11:45 pm)
This forum has been really helpful, guys. I always have a couple dozen good car choices in mind....but the Spectra5 has been my top choice for months now. I just have to have one. My only problem is....which color! I guess I don't really care. I'm having a hard enough time finding one with an automatic and ABS.