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Dealership is below standard by Erin, Willoughby Ohio on 05/08/2004. Trim: 2000 Kia Spectra GSX, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Looks cool driving by, nice tail lights. Like all the extra standard features. Great warranty (you'll need it). Major engine stuff is reliable. I don't freak when my kids eat in the backseat, because it's probably going to fall apart soon anyway.
Cons: Detail stuff falls apart ALL THE TIME. My yucky dealership knows me on a first name basis. Trunk release never worked, had fixed 5 times before I gave up on it. Muffler replaced three times in first 15,000 miles. Dashboard bubbled up in the sun, had replaced, and the dealership couldn't fit the passenger airbag cover on correctly after trying three times. For a while, the interior light didn't work. Dealership tried four times to fix and couldn't, even replacing the whole thing. Then one day, it just started working again. Replaced bald tires after 25,000. Rear passenger window control just fell right into the door!!! The list goes on and on....
Overall review: Overall reliable. Gets me where I need to go. NEEDS ROUTINE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ON TIME. No letting it go an extra month like in a ford. Poor appreciation...by the time I pay it off, it will be worth maybe three dollars. Dealership ripped me off...wish I would have paid closer attention to the papers I signed. I would probably buy another Kia, just not a first year model, and I would research the dealership alot better.
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Wasn't bad, but could have been a whole lot better by Former Kia owner on 12/07/2005. Trim: 2000 Kia Spectra GS, Owned 5 years.
Cons: Very cheap material, Goes through breaks quickly, I could go on.
Overall review: Was good for the first 100,000 miles that I owned it (life of the warranty) then things started to go downhill fast. I won't completely bash it. Overall no major problems until the end, but I am very happy I just traded it in ;)
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My Kia Spectra by twinjenjen from Addison Tx on 07/09/2001. Trim: 2000 Kia Spectra GS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The price is right for first time buyers. Its great when it comes to child safty. The look is sporty and sleak.
Cons: It slides more than normal in the rain. The breaks always feel like they want to give out and the car has B A D blind spots.
Overall review: I truly love my black kia spectra, I won't drive in the rain or if the streets are wet, but I love my first car and have it cleaned every two weeks to keep it looking new.
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kia spectra by marie on 01/16/2001. Trim: 2000 Kia Spectra GSX, Owned 1 year.
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Overall review: great car for a reasonable prize
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Good deal ... by A CarPoint Consumer on 12/21/2000. Trim: 2000 Kia Spectra GSX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Great features for a low price. Good handling and awesome looks in a cheap car.
Cons: Rear hatch is heavy to lift and when the inside release latch is pulled it will close again if you are not holding it the lid. Gas milage could be a little higher.
Overall review: Great car overall and cheap price. Good value for a lot of extras.
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