This is an inexpensive small 4 door sedan with a few standard features that normally would not be on a car in this price range. I paid $12,500 for this car with 22,000 miles on it. I thought it was a pretty good deal but I really do NOT like this car. It has had issues from the start with daily problems of the car not starting, bottoms out (horrible suspension) even with minor road flaws, poor pickup when your trying to speed up to get on a highway, constant rushing of water sound everytime I start the vehicle, problems with indoor lights not working, gas gauge not reading properly... If you were only driving around town for short periods of time, I guess it would ok but this car is totally unreliable at best. I would not recommend this vehicle.
We bought this Kia Spectra SX for my daughter as her first car. The car has all the things that were important to her such as sporty apparance, sunroof, and the all important auxillary stereo input jack. What was important for us as parents was safety, reliability, and value. We all got those things in this model of the Spectra. The SX has many options upgrades such as ABS brakes, alloy wheels, leather driver accents, body styling accents, airbags everywhere, and upgraded upholstery. The car is very fuel efficient and seems to be well built. It is fun to drive although it is by no means a performance vehicle. The engine is strong enough for normal driving maneuvers but it is not going to tempt drivers to use it as a race car. For our needs of a nice first car for our daughter the Kia Spectra SX works very well.
I AM VERY PLEASED WITH MY 2008 SPECTRA. I HAVE ALREADY PUT 10,000 MILES ON IT. I GET 32 MILES TO THE GALLON. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH IT AT ALL. IT'S A COMFORTABLE RIDE. AS A 4 CYLINDER, IT'S NOT SUPER FAST, BUT DEFINTELY A GREAT VALUE FOR THE PRICE.