2000 Kia Spectra GSX 1.8 L4 from North America
A car owner's bargain. Cost and warranty are great
Fuel pump had to be replaced at 4 months. The fuel pump was found to have a "dead" spot -- when it stopped on this flat spot it would not run. The dealer replaced it the first time I reported it wouldn't start.
I've had NO other problems with the car.
I'm extremely happy with the looks of this car -- nothing else on the road looks like it. The hatchback provides plenty of storage space, especially with the rear seats folded down.
My GSX has been from Florida to California and from Texas to Illinois -- no mechanical problems, just a door ding in California and a flat tire in Texas. Gas mileage was over 30 MPH on the Interstate.
Performance off the line is disappointing, but highway speeds are no problem.
My GSX's looks and the low selling cost Vs other makes was initially what made me think about buying it. The warranty made the decision easier. My friends that had 1999 and 2000 Nissan Sentras were unhappy with their Nissans and liked my GSX after they drove in it.
I hope Kia keeps the 5 door hatchback GS and GSX -- when the day comes to replace my GSX I want to get another one -- and no, I do not work for Kia in any way -- just am extremely happy overall with my GSX.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2004