2003 Kia Spectra
106,113 Miles | Council Bluffs, IA
$1,600
est. $23/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
90,072 Miles | Minneapolis, MN
$2,999
est. $43/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
95,331 Miles | Campbell, CA
$2,950
est. $43/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
153,559 Miles | Deer Park, WA
$2,750
est. $40/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
186,634 Miles | Somerset, KY
$955
est. $14/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
128,753 Miles | Post Falls, ID
$2,700
est. $39/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
235,000 Miles | Abbotsford,
$999
est. $14/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
162,689 Miles | Epping, NH
$3,495
est. $50/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
147,728 Miles | Kansas City, KS
$2,500
est. $36/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
162,000 Miles | Springville, UT
$795
est. $11/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
58,293 Miles | Menifee, CA
$3,895
est. $56/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
105,000 Miles | Posen, IL
$2,299
est. $33/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
132,048 Miles | Roy, WA
$2,995
est. $43/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
100,400 Miles | Altoona, PA
$4,745
est. $68/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
121,903 Miles | Portland, OR
$1,995
est. $29/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
140,218 Miles | Homosassa, FL
$4,995
est. $72/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
146,308 Miles | Holiday, FL
$1,899
est. $27/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
123,727 Miles | Edmore, MI
$2,288
est. $33/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
163,901 Miles | Bloomington, IN
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est. $0/mo

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2003 Kia Spectra
158,248 Miles | Loveland, CO
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2003 Kia Spectra Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
Performance
2.5
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.5
Reliability
3.5

2003 Kia Spectra Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2003 Kia Spectra - Lovely, cheap little car

AT
New Port Richey East, Florida
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I got my car for $3,500 after difficulties with my first car, a 1990 Cutlass Ciera SL. The first day I had it, there were issues with the engine, something about a bad coil, but it was covered under the very limited used car warranty from the dealership. Overall, from the very first, there were no major issues AND the car has air conditioning, which is a huge improvement from my last vehicle. It is a quick, sturdy little car with good gas mileage and it seems well built for the cheaper model that it is. I have had the car for almost 4 years now and nothing else has gone wrong with it except one hiccup with a bad spark plug, but there isn't anything wrong with the car. I like how the car performs on long drives; it's comfortable and easy to drive. It's easy on gas and it's nice to look ... (more)
Story
The best memory I have of my car is that one time, when I was at a shopping center getting into my car after shopping, the person next to me was doing the same and I could hear their frustration and pain of experiencing the heat after having the car sit in the sun during their shopping. I opened my car and it was minimally hot because my car is white with a light interior, while theirs was bla... (more)
Pros
The top positives about this car are the great gas mileage, the air conditioning, the good brakes, and the relatively good overall look of the car. For a cheaper model car, it's pleasing to the eye and it's not obviously cheaper than, say, an Optima or something. My favorite feature of the vehicle is probably the air conditioning. I went so long without A/C in Florida that, with this car having air, it's a blessing. Also, I'm surprised that this car still has running A/C despite many other cars in the same price range and used do not. I hear the same from other Spectra owners in my family ... (more)
Cons
The only real negative about this car are the motor mounts. Again, I've talked to other Spectra owners with cars from the around the same year and Googled about vibrations from the motor mounts from other Spectras and the consensus is the same: the motor mounts just don't last. After replacing them, it's only a matter of time before the vibration at idle returns. Then, it's up to you if you want to spend the money to replace them again or just deal with it; I've chosen the latter.

2003 Kia Spectra - Steady commuter and family car.

Spectra Owner
Stites, Idaho
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
2.0
I bought this car initially for a commuter car. I lived 45 minutes away from work and needed something that was reliable and fuel efficient. Over time I had two kids and while it's tight on space, it provided a safe and reliable way to transport my kids and commute. It's easy to drive and easy to maintain. It's not top of the line in comfort or durability but it's extremely fuel efficient and will get you where you need to go. It handles surprisingly well in bad weather conditions too. I live in an area with major snow fall and it's never gotten stuck or failed to get me down my long winding gravel road. I've also taken it out some really gnarly Forest Service roads and it's never ever failed me, even in crazy road conditions. I have the hatchback version and it's got so much space in ... (more)
Story
I once drove it up the Lolo Motorway in North Central Idaho. It's an incredibly rough patch of back road out in the wilderness. It handled it like a champ and we had a lovely picnic out of the trunk.
Pros
I love how fuel efficient it is. It's a very reliable commuter. Is good for kids.
Cons
Getting parts for it is crazy hard, the A/C is notoriously hit or miss, and it's definitely not the most comfortable car to ride around in for long trips.

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