2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8 from North America
A great little car for a teenager to abuse
CV axle, I am a/was a teenager, so doing burnouts killed them.
Pull piece for hatch broke, but still opens.
Dash is coming apart like in my Sephia and Sportage.
Ate through brakes and tires.
This car is a lot sportier than my BMW. Not to mention a lot more reliable, and I had the most reliable one; a 1990 535i 5 speed. It also has a lot of room for a sub compact car. I love how this car looks and drives. The A/C works great in Ga weather.
What other car can you find with low miles on it used, besides really rare old classic cars.
It also looks great with seventeens and tinted windows.
The only thing I really have a problem with Kia is the horrible dashboard glue that they used. But they have improved it, because my sister's Optima has not one deformity on it.
The car has never let me down, no matter what. My check engine light came only only once, but it was my fault. I lost my gas cap and bought one from Advance, but it was the wrong kind. Then I blew a front speaker, but I was getting better ones anyway.
Other than that, I have had no other problems with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2007