2002 Kia Spectra 1.8 from North America
Transmission failure 40,000 miles.
Transmission failure 71,000 miles.
Interior cheap plastic parts warping.
Check engine light always on.
I will NEVER buy another Kia product.
The customer service from the service department is terrible. Kia doesn't back up their warranty.
This is the worst car I have ever owned. This car has had complete transmission failure twice. Kia covered 80% of the first replacement, but refused to cover anything on the second replacement. The car is now sitting in my driveway. I will not replace anything else on this car. It's trash.
This car was properly maintained and was never driven rough, and it still broke down constantly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th April, 2011
7th Apr 2011, 00:56
Sorry to hear that. I am not surprised however, these are completely disposable automobiles, made like a cheap toaster or appliance from Walmart.
Next time buy a real car, spend a bit more on a nice used one; some domestics are good, some Japanese ones are OK, but anything is better than a Kia!
21st Jun 2014, 02:30
I don't understand or appreciate your comment. I have been the owner of a 2002 Kia Spectra since it was new. It has been in the shop only since I bought it. I have outstanding dealer support. This car is very trustworthy, and is better made than a lot of American made cars. I have purchased two additional KIA's since then, which neither have been in the shop except for routine maintenance. Maybe you should follow the owners manual instructions!!!