2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0 from North America




What things have gone wrong with the car?


General Comments:

General comments?

I bought the all-new 2004 Kia Spectra - EX for only $10,200.00 USD, can you believe it? It looks, and runs great! I already own a 2003 Kia Sedona EX which I paid only $20,700.00 USD for under $31,000.00 I own two cars. I remember looking at a Toyota Sienna which they wanted $32,600.00 USD (That's for one car). To end this review... look into a Kia You'll be glad you did!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2004

2004 Kia Spectra 1.8 litre from North America


I would not purchase this type of car again


Driver window leaked water.

Front passenger window had warped channel run. Service Department left oil spilled on door and something spilled on seat. Did not clean up after repairs.

Engine light first two weeks of ownership. Told it was the gas cap. Reset.

Two weeks later, engine light is on again. Due to go to shop again.

Engine makes a fast whizzing noise when coming to a stop and I can hear something rubbnig under the hood.

Service department cannot guarantee a loaner, however, sales person was generous each time I called to give me a loaner from the lot at no charge. Of course when I went to purchase the vehicle, I was told that I would always have a loaner during repairs.

General Comments:

I am beginning to regret buying a Kia. It is my first brand new car and I'm not impressed so far. If they can determine why the check engine light is coming on and fix it permanently, I'll be satisfied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2004

5th Dec 2004, 14:21

I bought my 2004 kia spectra in June. I have had the car for 5 months and it has been into the dealership 4 times for the check engine light. The 2nd time I took it to them they told me there was nothing they could do. Then I took it somewhere else and they replace the throttle sensor. I just got the car back 3 days ago and they check engine like came back on less than 24 hours after I got the car back for the 4th time. It stayed for for about a day and hasn't come back on since. Hopefully it will stay off for good now. The corporate office of kia has been no help and they act like they don't really care. I can't believe this... drives me crazy.