2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8 DOHC gas from North America
Good cheap Corolla alternative
The remote hatch release broke and was taken care of by dealer without argument. I got blamed for it by primary driver, though.
Fuel economy is somewhat disappointing.
I love the feel of that big honkin' twin cam engine!
It took five and a half big people, and all of their luggage from Savannah to DC, averaging 90 mph and 26 mpg. (500 miles or 800 km.) Not as comfortable as a big minivan, but not bad either.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2005