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.
We purchased a 2008 Kia Spectra and immediately upon driving it thought this was a great car, it handles very well and has alot of leg room in the back seat. Our Spectra has everything you'd want inside, air, CD, power window & door locks, and locked gas cap, and gets about 32 MPG and that was a great selling point for us. Kia has great warranty packages that cover 10 yrs or 100,000 miles and also include free car washes for life when ever you want and you can get free oil changes also, all you pay is for the oil, its the best car we have bought in a long time and we highly recommend the Kia and we loved it so much we bought another one for my husband, the Rio, its alittle smaller but better on gas and handles very well, great little car for the money.
My husband and I are so pleased with our Kia Spectra. We had been looking at Chevys until we saw the Kia on the lot and after test driving it, we felll in love with it. It's a beautiful car; it's great on gas, and very comfy and roomy.