The Kia Spectra is a trap. Make sure you have an extended warranty because you will need it. They run fine until about 40K and then...they fall apart. Longevity is not one of the options.
My Kia had these problems, which cost me time going back and forth to service it. None of the problems were actually ever fixed. I just traded it to get rid of it once and for all. Gas gauge did not read properly (had 300 miles on a trip and the gauge said full), locks did not function properly (locked out), very loud wind noise from both doors, cutting out on the highway and during idle, random idle at 2000 RPM when in park.
So, do yourself a favor. Buy something else.
2004 Kia SpectraRAGMAN - GEORGETOWN,SC04/28/2009
GREAT CAR FOR AROUND TOWN. EASY TO PARK. VERY ECONOMICAL. GOOD AC, FAIR RADIO.FUN TO DRIVE A FIVE SPEED
2007 Kia SpectraValgal - Tampa, Fl09/23/2009
The car itself is fine, but the remote entry has not worked right since the day I bought it. The back door locks keep opening and shutting repeatedly, as if the back door locks have a mind of their own. We simply don't use the back doors at all, as it is too difficult to get in and out based on the fact that the locks go biserk each time you try to use them. The tire pressure monitoring system light is on as a warning light about 75% of the time too. It's a quirky little car with a wiring problem that has become a headache.
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