2004 Kia Spectra
113,780 Miles
$3,495

Hayward, CA
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2004 Kia Spectra
149,447 Miles
$3,000

Jasper, AL
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2004 Kia Spectra
155,567 Miles
$2,200

Lynnwood, WA
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2004 Kia Spectra
111,440 Miles
$3,900

Shakopee, MN
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2004 Kia Spectra
165,258 Miles
$3,995

Wauwatosa, WI
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2004 Kia Spectra
147,625 Miles
$3,500

Tampa, FL
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2004 Kia Spectra
79,082 Miles
$3,495

Decatur, IN
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2004 Kia Spectra
124,080 Miles
$2,300

Long Beach, CA
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2004 Kia Spectra
155,373 Miles
$2,995

Wichita Falls, TX
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2004 Kia Spectra
163,881 Miles
$2,195

Portland, OR
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2004 Kia Spectra
49,000 Miles
$4,995

Downey, CA
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2004 Kia Spectra
99,003 Miles
$3,790

Sacramento, CA
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2004 Kia Spectra
92,163 Miles
$4,995

Seattle, WA
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2004 Kia Spectra
138,000 Miles
$2,900

Norfolk, VA
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2004 Kia Spectra
138,345 Miles
$3,447

Arlington, TX
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2004 Kia Spectra
79,504 Miles
$2,499

Puyallup, WA
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2004 Kia Spectra
98,004 Miles
$2,450

Longwood, FL
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2004 Kia Spectra
127,000 Miles
$1,995

Irvine, CA
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2004 Kia Spectra
60,000 Miles
$3,000

Allouez, WI
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2004 Kia Spectra
134,743 Miles
$2,991

Hermantown, MN
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2004 Kia Spectra Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.0
2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
2.5
Style
2.5
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0

2004 Kia Spectra Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2004 Kia Spectra - Great starter car.

Anna
Vancouver, Washington
Overall
3.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This is the first Kia that anyone in my family has ever owned, and based on what I had heard about Kias in the past, I was a little apprehensive about buying one at first. But in more recent years, the brand has increased its image as a car company, and for the price, it was the newest car with the lowest amount of miles on it that I was going to find, so I decided to go for it. One thing that about this car is that is fairly small for a four-door sedan. As a woman, I have plenty of room, but I know that men need more space, so this car is suitable for a woman. When I first got the car, it was misfiring and kept dying, so I took it in to be repaired. I got new spark plugs and a couple other minor things corrected too. The clutch, however, was bad, and I had to replace it within the fir... (more)
Story
I have only had this car for about six months now, so I haven't had time to make many memories in it yet. I did take it on a road trip to the beach at the spur of the moment a couple months ago, and I somehow turned a three-hour drive into six. I had a tire that I knew was on its last leg, but I didn't have the money to replace it yet, so I risked it, and about an hour away from our destinatio... (more)
Pros
The top positive thing about the 2004 Kia Spectra (base model) is that it gets excellent gas mileage. It costs me about $25 to fill up the tank, and I can drive around for days. Also, it is easy and inexpensive to keep up with maintenance, and repairing it is also fairly cheap and easy. It also has been very dependable. I know any time I go out to my car that it will start up, and I can be on my way (unless I left my headlights on and killed the battery which I have done more times than I would like to admit). I like that it doesn't have automatic windows or locks or anything like that, be... (more)
Cons
The most negative thing about this car, I think, is the lack of space. Going along with that, the gas and the brake pedals are very close together, and men with big feet have a problem with pushing both of them at the same time sometimes. Also, there is no air conditioning, because I have the base model. So in the summer, it can be very uncomfortable.

2004 Kia Spectra - Reliable.

Spectra Owner
Sneedville, Tennessee
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
2.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
I used this vehicle for at least 7 years to get back and forth to work. In that time, I have not have to replace anything more than the oil, filters, and tires, which has been a Godsend for someone on a budget like me. The engine does make clicking noises like the valves are worn, but it still keeps ticking! The transmission has had zero problems, even during the winter. There's 180,000 miles on it and I think it could run for that many more. The only problem I've had is the occasional hiccup when accelerating, not a total stall, and the radio and overhead lights stopped working after I required a jumpstart. Another thing to note, the headlights on this car go out after shutting it off, which is really good if you tend to forget. This would be a good commuter car if you're not worried ... (more)
Story
My best memory in this car was when I was able to avoid hitting a dog the ran into the street, it's fairly nimble.
Pros
Reliable, tires are a standard size, brakes are standard configuration, back seats fold down, no leaks around the doors, trunk, or glass, parts are interchangeable with many kea models, headlights automatically go out.
Cons
Short and stubby, radio and overhead lights fried on a jumpstart, small working space in hood, air conditioner weak even after recharge. Barely enough leg room for someone 6'2".

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