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2008 Kia Spectra Review

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable, practical interior with relatively good materials for the price

  • Costs less than most others in its class

  • Well-styled exterior, among the best in its class

  • Many standard safety features including front, side, and curtain airbags

  • Engine can be noisy under load or hard acceleration

  • Handling is soft, especially at high speeds

  • While advertised as a 5-seater, only 4 fit with reasonable comfort

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2008 Kia Spectra

Vehicle Specs

Mileage
105,231
MPG
24 City, 32 HWY
Trim
Stdrd
Body Style
Hatchback
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
Engine
4 Cyl
Color
Ebony Black
Vin
KNAFE161885013575

Additional Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Am/Fm Radio
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Cargo Area Cover
  • Cargo Area Tiedowns
  • Cd Player
  • Child Safety Door Locks
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Airbag

2008 Kia Spectra Review

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    Dealer

    Auto Express - Dallas

    Certified Dealer

    Dealer Description

    Cash Special - Runs And Drives Good With Cold A/C And No Check Engine Lights. Only Two Previous Owners And Clean Texas Title As Seen In The Free Carfax Available On All Of Our Vehicles. We Accept Visa / Mastercard / Discover Or Cash. For More Details... Email Or Call 214 328 5700.. Text Anytime 214 945 9108

    2008 Kia Spectra
    New Listing

    Vehicle Specs

    Mileage
    102,994
    MPG
    23 City, 30 HWY
    Trim
    EX
    Body Style
    Sedan
    Transmission
    Manual
    Drivetrain
    FWD
    Engine
    4 Cyl
    Color
    Sand Beige
    Vin
    KNAFE121X85576827

    Additional Features

    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Steel Wheels
    • Power Steering
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Power Mirror(S)
    • Intermittent Wipers

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      Dealer

      Fred Beans Hyundai

      Certified Dealer

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      Dealer Description

      Only 102,994 Miles! Boasts 30 Highway Mpg And 23 City Mpg! This Kia Spectra Delivers A Gas I4 2.0L/122 Engine Powering This Manual Transmission. Pwr Windows, Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Front/Rear Stabilizer Bars.*This Kia Spectra Comes Equipped With These Options *Front Wheel Drive, Air Conditioning, 5-Speed Manual Transmission W/Od, 2.0L Dohc Cvvt 16-Valve I4 Engine, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tinted Glass W/Windshield Sunshade Band, Tilt Steering Wheel, Side-Impact Door Beams, Rear Window Defroster.*The Experts' Verdict...*As Reported By Kbb.Com: If Your Brain Says No Frills, But Your Gut Says Go For More Than Just Value And Versatility, The Sporty 2008 Kia Spectra5 Sx Should Win A Slot On Your Shopping List.*Visit Us Today *A Short Visit To Fred Beans Hyundai Doylestown Located At 4465 W Swamp Rd, Doylestown, Pa 18901 Can Get You A Dependable Spectra Today!

      2008 Kia Spectra
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      Vehicle Specs

      Mileage
      118,581
      MPG
      24 City, 32 HWY
      Trim
      EX
      Body Style
      Sedan
      Transmission
      Automatic
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      Engine
      4 Cyl
      Color
      Spicy Red
      Vin
      KNAFE122X85548860

      Additional Features

      • Front Wheel Drive
      • Tires - Front All-Season
      • Tires - Rear All-Season
      • Steel Wheels
      • Power Steering
      • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
      • Automatic Headlights
      • Heated Mirrors
      • Power Mirror(S)
      • Intermittent Wipers

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        Dealer

        Selbyville Holly Kia

        Certified Dealer

        Dealer Description

        Local Trade, Gas Sipper, Cash And Carry, Spectra Ex, 4D Sedan, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dohc 16V Cvvt, 4-Speed Automatic With Overdrive, Fwd, Spicy Red Metallic, Beige Cloth. 2008 Kia Spectra Ex Ex 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dohc 16V Cvvt 4-Speed Automatic With Overdrivejim Wants To See You In A Holly Kia ! Call Us At 302-436-2700 Or Visit Us On The Web At Www.Hollykia.Com. We Make Your Life Easier And Get The Financing That You Need!!!!

        2008 Kia Spectra
        New Listing

        Vehicle Specs

        Mileage
        105,639
        MPG
        23 City, 30 HWY
        Trim
        EX
        Body Style
        Sedan
        Transmission
        Manual
        Drivetrain
        FWD
        Engine
        4 Cyl
        Color
        Silver
        Vin
        KNAFE122085584962

        Additional Features

        • C.D. Player
        • Airbags - Front - Dual
        • Air Conditioning - Front - Single Zone
        • Air Conditioning - Front
        • Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation
        • Airbags - Front - Side
        • Airbags - Front - Side Curtain
        • Emergency Interior Trunk Release
        • Airbags - Rear - Side Curtain
        • Reading Lights Front

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          Loving Honda

          Certified Dealer

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          2008 Kia Spectra
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          Vehicle Specs

          Mileage
          92,431
          MPG
          24 City, 32 HWY
          Trim
          EX
          Body Style
          Sedan
          Transmission
          Automatic
          Drivetrain
          FWD
          Engine
          4 Cyl
          Color
          Silver
          Vin
          KNAFE122685584822

          Additional Features

          • 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter
          • Automatic 4-Spd W/Overdrive
          • Fwd
          • Abs (4-Wheel)
          • Air Conditioning
          • Power Windows
          • Power Door Locks
          • Cruise Control
          • Power Steering
          • Tilt Wheel

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            Dealer

            Miracle Group Llc

            Certified Dealer

            Dealer Description

            Non-Smoker Owner, Vehicle Runs Well, Smooth Ride, Regularly Maintained, Lots Of Storage, Arctic Cold A/C, No Pets, Seats As Good As New, Must Test Drive, Spotless Interior, Great First Ride, Mint Condition, Single Owner, Family Friendly, Drives Great

            Vehicle Specs

            Mileage
            71,093
            MPG
            24 City, 32 HWY
            Trim
            EX
            Body Style
            Sedan
            Transmission
            Automatic
            Drivetrain
            FWD
            Engine
            4 Cyl
            Color
            Burgundy
            Vin
            KNAFE122585577330

            Additional Features

            • Floor Mat Material - Carpet
            • Floor Mats - Front
            • Front Air Conditioning
            • Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
            • Floor Mats - Rear
            • Center Console - Front Console With Storage
            • Cupholders - Front
            • Cupholders - Rear
            • Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry
            • Power Outlet(S) - 12V Front

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              Dealer

              Motormax - Lemon Grove

              Certified Dealer

              Dealer Description

              Very Clean 2008 Kia Spectra Clean Title Passed The Smog , Sun Roof , The Front Windshield Is In Excellent Condition. The Paint Is In Great Shape And Condition. The Interior Was Well Maintained And Is Extra Clean. The Exterior Was Well Maintained And Is Extra Clean. The Engine Is Functioning Properly And Has No Issues. The Transmission Shifts Very Smoothly. The Car Was Previously Owned By A Non Smoker. Here At Motormax We Value Of Customers And Treat Them With The Respect They Deserve. We Are A Family Owned Business That Has Been Here For About 2 Years Thanks To Our Loyal Customers. We Understand Car Buying Can Be Difficult And Scary To Some, We Are Happy To Help With Any Question You Might Have Please Dont Hesitate To Call Us At 1(619)303-3999, Or At Our Email Info@Motormaxsd.Com

              Vehicle Specs

              Mileage
              111,435
              MPG
              23 City, 30 HWY
              Trim
              LX
              Body Style
              Sedan
              Transmission
              Manual
              Drivetrain
              FWD
              Engine
              4 Cyl
              Color
              Silver
              Vin
              KNAFE121185535826

              Additional Features

              • Power Steering
              • Power Brakes
              • Power Door Locks
              • Power Windows
              • Front Bucket Seats
              • Cloth Upholstery
              • Auxiliary Audio Input
              • Dual Air Bags
              • Side Impact Airbag(S)
              • Keyless Entry

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                Dealer

                Kia Of Duluth

                Certified Dealer
                New Listing

                Vehicle Specs

                Mileage
                67,297
                MPG
                24 City, 32 HWY
                Trim
                EX
                Body Style
                Sedan
                Transmission
                Automatic
                Drivetrain
                FWD
                Engine
                4 Cyl
                Color
                Sand Beige
                Vin
                KNAFE122985522542

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                  Hosmer Honda

                  Certified Dealer

                  Dealer Description

                  Priced Below Kbb Fair Purchase Price! Odometer Is 64503 Miles Below Market Average! Sand Beige Metallic 2008 Kia Spectra 4D Sedan Ex 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dohc 16V Cvvt 4-Speed Automatic With Overdrive Fwd **At Hosmer We Want You To Know That All Our Vehicles Are Priced At A Competitive Value Position To The Market. We Use An Independent 3Rd Party Software To Research Internet Listings On All Vehicles In The Market So We Can Ensure That Our Prices Are The Most Competitive Out There. We Do This Simply So People Choose Us When They Start Searching For Their Next Car.** Here At Hosmer We Take Our Internet Business Very Seriously! Shopping At Hosmer Is Car Buying The Way It Should Be; Fun, Informative, And Fair! Here Are Our Promises: * Transparent Pricing And Sales Process- No Gimmicks!! *Pressure Free , Efficient, Friendly, And Helpful Sales Staff! *In House Team Of Loan And Lease Specialists! Good With Numbers, Better With People! Credit Challenged? Give Us A Try! * Massive Inventory For One Stop Shopping! * Certified Factory Service Technicians! Hosmercars - Proudly A 4.9 Star Google Reviewed Dealer - Come See Why For Yourself Today!

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                  Vehicle Specs

                  Mileage
                  101,118
                  MPG
                  24 City, 32 HWY
                  Trim
                  EX
                  Body Style
                  Sedan
                  Transmission
                  Automatic
                  Drivetrain
                  FWD
                  Engine
                  Other
                  Color
                  Black
                  Vin
                  KNAFE122985580263

                  Additional Features

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Available
                  • Power Steering
                  • Tilt Wheel
                  • Am/Fm Cd/Mp3
                  • Dual Front Airbags
                  • Side Airbags
                  • Head Airbags
                  • Rear Head Airbags
                  • Active Seatbelts

                  2008 Kia Spectra Review

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                    Dealer

                    San Diego Auto Traders

                    Certified Dealer

                    Dealer Description

                    Notice: Due To Covid-19, We Are Extending Your First Payment Due Date To Up To 75 Days. ____________________________________________________ For Financing, Fill Out A Credit Application At Www.Sandiegoautotrade.Com. If You Have Any More Questions About Our Financing Program, Talk To One Of Our Friendly Sales Representatives. They Will Happily Assist You. All Of Our Vehicles Come With An Option For A 3 Month/3000 Miles Powertrain Warranty. Powertrain Covers The Engine, Transmission, Drive Axle, Seals, And Gaskets. You Can Also Extend The Warranty For Up To 3 Years Or 50,000 Miles. A Pre-Purchase Inspection Is Allowed As Long As The Mechanic Is Nearby. If You Do Not Have The Time To Take It Yourself, We Will Take It For You. To Know More About Our Pre-Purchase Inspection Option, Contact Us At Your Earliest Convenience.

                    Vehicle Specs

                    Mileage
                    116,283
                    MPG
                    24 City, 32 HWY
                    Trim
                    EX
                    Body Style
                    Sedan
                    Transmission
                    Automatic
                    Drivetrain
                    FWD
                    Engine
                    N/A
                    Color
                    Silver
                    Vin
                    KNAFE122985544427

                    Additional Features

                    • Front Air Conditioning
                    • Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
                    • Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger
                    • Front Airbags - Dual
                    • Side Airbags - Front
                    • Side Curtain Airbags - Front Rear
                    • Antenna Type - Mast
                    • Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3
                    • In-Dash Cd - Single Disc
                    • Radio - Am/Fm

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                      Dealer

                      Affordable Kars Auto Sales

                      Certified Dealer

                      Dealer Description

                      2008 Kia Spectra Ex Sedan

                      Price Reduced

                      Vehicle Specs

                      Mileage
                      40,983
                      MPG
                      24 City, 32 HWY
                      Trim
                      EX
                      Body Style
                      Sedan
                      Transmission
                      Automatic
                      Drivetrain
                      FWD
                      Engine
                      4 Cyl
                      Color
                      Blue
                      Vin
                      KNAFE122285574000

                      Additional Features

                      • Floor Mat Material - Carpet
                      • Floor Mats - Front
                      • Floor Mats - Rear
                      • Front Air Conditioning
                      • Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
                      • Cargo Area Light
                      • Center Console - Front Console With Storage
                      • Cupholders - Front
                      • Cupholders - Rear
                      • Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry

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                        Dealer

                        Ch Auto Sales

                        Certified Dealer

                        Dealer Description

                        2008 Kia Spectra Ex Sedan 4D Free 30 Days / 1,000 Miles Warranty Extended Warranty Available Financing Available, Call To Get Approved Mileage: 40,983 Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0L Transmission: Automatic W/ Overdrive Drivetrain: Fwd Price: ** $7,500 ** History: Carfax Available Vin: Knafe122285574000 Fuel Economy: 24 City / 32 Highway Title: Clean Options: 2 Owners Clean Carfax Abs (4-Wheel) Anti-Theft Alarm System W/ Keyless Remote Entry 2 Sets Of Keys Ice Cold A/C & Heat Power Windows, Door Locks, & Side Mirrors Cruise Control Power Steering Tilt Wheel Cd/Mp3 Player (Single Disc) W/ Am/Fm Stereo Aux Input Dual Front Airbags Side Seat Airbags Front & Rear Head Curtain Airbags 15 Steel Wheels All Weather Floor Mats Excellent Condition. Looks Great Interior & Exterior. Runs & Drives Smooth. Well Maintained !!! C. H. Auto Sales 5933 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights, Ca 95621 ** 916-631-6331 ** D#49936 Www.Ch-Autosales.Com *Price Does Not Include Tax & License.

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                        2008 Kia Spectra Review

                        Note: This review was created when the 2008 Kia Spectra was new.

                        The Spectra delivers reasonable performance, a spacious and comfortable cabin, and a reasonable price tag, but it has a relatively noisy engine and handling is not as tight and predictable as many competitors.

                        Pros & Cons

                        • Comfortable, practical interior with relatively good materials for the price

                        • Costs less than most others in its class

                        • Well-styled exterior, among the best in its class

                        • Many standard safety features including front, side, and curtain airbags

                        • Engine can be noisy under load or hard acceleration

                        • Handling is soft, especially at high speeds

                        • While advertised as a 5-seater, only 4 fit with reasonable comfort

                        Features & Specs

                        Mileage
                        23-24 city, 30-32 hwy
                        Drivetrain
                        FWD
                        Horsepower
                        138-138
                        Seating
                        5

                        Research & Ratings

                        Currently, the Kia Spectra has a score of 7.50 based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources

                        7.50

                        Scorecard

                        • 7.2Critics' Rating
                        • 7.1Performance
                        • 7.4Interior
                        • 8.5Safety

                        2008 Kia Spectra Overview

                        On balance, test drivers of the 2008 Kia Spectra agree that it offers an accommodating interior with plenty of passenger and cargo room for its class, a nice array of safety features, and a reasonable price. But our analysis also shows the Spectra could stand some improvement in some areas. Test drivers, for the most part, view the sedan's ride as too soft and handling not as precise and responsive as desired. The 2008 Spectra's engine is seen as capable, though some consider it noisy under acceleration or when passing.

                        According to some, these things can be overlooked when you consider the car's sporty appearance -- it has one of the best scores for exterior in the affordable small car class -- and its lengthy warranty. Plus, the Spectra has an agreeable price for someone who must purchase a car in this tough economic climate. The most recent design change was made in 2007, when Kia restyled the Spectra's front and rear. Both the 2008 and the now-selling 2009 model are carryovers. If you're interested in an affordable small car, also consider the Honda Fit, or the Honda Civic. If you like the Spectra but want even more utility, consider the hatchback model, the Spectra5.

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                        Loaded with features at a great price, the Spectra doesn't feel like a compact economy car. Fit and finish is well above average, and interior materials are impressive for this price class. Roominess is another strong suit, road manners are competent, and pricing is tough to beat.

                        Car and Driver
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                        Roomy, well equipped and for the most part pleasant to drive, the Spectra is worth the attention of anyone shopping for an affordable compact car.

                        Carz Unlimited
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                        The Kia Spectra is a small but compelling package. More important for everyday driving, the Spectra is a nice little car. It represents one of the best values among compacts, with an impressive list of safety equipment for its modest price.

                        New Car Test Drive
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                        The interior is nicely finished, the engine gets good gas mileage and the warranty is one of the longest in the business.

                        Kansas City Star
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                        The Spectra stands tire-to-tire with its long-established competition, and that's not bad.

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