$14,895 - $15,895
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,895 - $15,895
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23-24 City / 30-32 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent dual-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P195/60R15 tires
  • 15" steel wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Body-color rear garnish w/chrome accent
  • Clear-lens headlights w/auto-off feature
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Tinted glass w/windshield sunshade band
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/driver seat 6-way adjustment
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Center console w/padded armrest-inc: dual storage, dual 12V pwr outlet
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Dual front/rear cupholders
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks w/remote keyless entry
  • Fuel door, hood & trunk remote release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, auxiliary input jack
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holder
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Dual map lights w/sunglasses holder
  • Garment hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners w/force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2008 Kia Spectra Owner Reviews

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Great, roomy, family friendly car.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

The car comfortably fits 5 people. The back seat is spacious. The head room is nice for an average size person. Anyone close to 6 feet tall will not fit comfortably inside. The seatbelts are nice, but after a lot of use they don't quickly retract. The seats recline nicely. The driver seat can be moved forward and backward. Also, you can easily raise the height of the driver seat. The outside mirrors are electronic and can be easily positioned. The rearview mirror is nicely positioned. Looking out the back window can be a little tricky. The angle of the window sometimes makes it hard to see behind you. The gas mileage is awesome. I can get 240 miles in town and 350 miles highway. The a/c and heater work really well. The only downside to them is they don't efficiently reach passengers in the back seat. The CD player started having problems after 2 years. The automatic locks are really nice. After too much use they don't work well. After several years the car has some mechanical issues where the locks will lock on their own. The steering is smooth. It has cruise control which is nice on long trips. The headlights are bright. However, changing the driver side headlight is not easy. You have to remove the battery to do it. The spare tire has its own place in the trunk under the mat. It's nice out of the way. The car jack is just a basic one and can be tricky to use. Overall it's a great car for around town and short trips.

- Sarah O

My Kia is the Best!! It's a very powerful car.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

I bought my Kia Spectra used, and I'm very impressed with Kia. Because it's used I've had to replace the 01 bank 02 oxygen sensor and I'm about to put new struts other than that the 2008 Kia is a great running car. It's not too big or too small. It's very comfortable to ride in and take short trips in. A lot of room in the backseat area and a lot of room in the trunk. I'm really thinking about keeping this car for a second car and buying me another Kia. I recommend anyone who is going car shopping, try a Kia they are worth it.

- Tracy V

Great reliability and comfort.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

I have had no problems with my car. I love driving it and I love the reliability! Very comfortable drive, standard sedan size. Not prime for a large family but my family of three and one dog find it perfect. I have had it for 10 years now and it is taken us omg four long distance vacations. In its tenth year I am just starting to see some wear and tear almost all cosmetic and easily fixed.

- Amanda G

I drive a silver Kia spectra. It seats one driver and four passengers.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

I have had to perform maintenance on the vehicle but otherwise it runs great. So far I have replaced the coolant system, brakes, tires, and wheel hub. My tpms (tire pressure management system) light is malfunctioning, as well as the airbag sensors. My brake fluid is also leaking. I perform regular maintenance on the vehicle. It does require lots of repair, but is otherwise reliable.

- Savannah V

Comfortable, roomy, and reliable.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

I really like my car. It's great on gas and drives smooth. There's plenty of room for my whole family. Plus with the big trunk, I have plenty of room for shopping. At the moment, however, I need new brakes. Therefore, it doesn't perform the best in wet weather. Other than that, it is very reliable. It could be improved with a Bluetooth feature.

- Crystal B

Old car with charm and character with minor injuries in the inside.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

Runs fine with minor kinks in engine and air conditioning. Performance is decent and comfortability is decent. It is reliable a majority of the time with outdated features. Driver side door is broken and the ac only blows hot air. New tires and belts have been added.

- Samantha H

Good quality car. I can depend on it.

2008 Kia Spectra EX

Good vehicle, no big issues with it except routine maintenance. No big features except normal electric windows, etc. It's a very comfortable vehicle. No complaints on it. Has some. Outer damage but its repairable. In have had the car for. 10 years. Glad to have it.

- Kari M

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