Last post on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:06 AM
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Kia Spectra, Sedan
#11 of 18 Re: Great car, great value! [billddrummer]
Dec 07, 2008 (2:36 pm)
I kept an eye on the pressure, was usually within a couple pounds. So no problem with that. Did rotate every 10k, wore evenly just didn't last like I expected.
#12 of 18 disappointed
Jul 13, 2009 (5:19 pm)
I was disappointed with my 2008 Spec5. The service department where I bought it (Kia Country in Charleston SC) was horrible. I took it in to have them repair a seat belt that wouldn't retract and the door on the gas cap that wouldn't open and they said I must have broken them. After three times there for the gas door they told me it was a poor design and just put some oil on it again. They were very abrupt and rude, after I bought a new car from them. The passenger door also wouldn't always close. I also smelt something burning. So, I had lost confidence in the service department to repair anything (not a lot of options on where to get a Kia fixed) and decided to trade it in for a 09 Honda CRV that gets better gas mileage. I tried to save a few thousand with Kia and lost. I think the risk of getting a lemon with a Kia is very high. And with the poor mpg, horrible handling, horrible little wheels, horrible suspension, 4 speed transmission, there was no reason to hang onto it. It had a good engine and if not for the awful service department where I bought I probably would have kept it and really gotten burned when something serous broke. Kia is too much of a risk. I'll never buy one again.
#13 of 18 Re: Kia is UNDERSTATED [ikillbugs]
Aug 08, 2009 (8:56 pm)
Say, what's the level of tint on your rear windows?
It looks great btw. I google 2009 Kia Spectra window tint and yours is the first picture to pop up on google images. You mentioned this car is a 2008. Well, it doesn't look an awful different from the last edition of the Spectra--at least from the side.
Anyhow, I'm guessing 5% rear? Also, what kind of film did you have them use?
#14 of 18 RE: Window Tint
Aug 09, 2009 (9:17 am)
Thanks for the compliment. Just so you know, the Kia Spectra is identical from 2007 - 2009, virtually the same car with a different model year stamped on it. Now the Forte is replacing the Spectra for 2010 (I WANT A FORTE!).
Anyway, I think the brand of tint is SolarGard. I had it done at a local shop for about $150. The tint is 35% on the doors and 20% in the back. You should check with your local laws regarding the maximum allowed in your state. If you have a professional shop do the work they will let you know. Good Luck.. and post some pictures when you get it done!
Aug 09, 2009 (1:00 pm)
How do u post the pics on here? I put different rims, and tint on my Spectra
#16 of 18 Re: Pictures [mityhid]
Aug 09, 2009 (3:34 pm)
You post (just as you did) and there is an image button at the bottom. You will need to post the photos on a website first t hen link to the photo. Unfortunately, Marley's photo was not properly resized and it extended the post beyond a readable area. I will send a note to Marley to resize and replace that photo. 640x480 should be maximum.
Here's my Spectra at just over 19k miles
#17 of 18 06 Spectra w/ 34000
Aug 10, 2009 (2:56 am)
I know this is kinda small, but when I originally uploaded the pic, it was wayyyyy too big. I'll try and resize it properly later today.
Aug 10, 2009 (3:06 am)