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2005 Kia Spectra/Cerato

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  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    here is a nice link to the kia spectra, no new news but some nice video just click on kia spectra when you get to the page, this car is very sharp looking indeed!!!!!

    http://autos.en.msn.ca/as/autoshow2004/video.aspx?xml=streaming
  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    saw my first 2005 kia spectra beautiful little car, very big on the inside from what i could tell, a huge improvement over the old model, HOWEVER i was looking at an lx model with most of the ex options, minus the nice front and rear chin spoiler and 16 inch wheels, 18950 canadian funds, i am guessing this car well fetch over 20000 with the cosmetic upgrades this is just too expensive for kia to be competitive, very nice design though, i still want to take it out for a spin and see how she performs.......
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    They've already got the new 2005 Kia Spectra's over there? Notice I said "over there" and not "up there?" I want to see one in person, too!

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    the only problem I have with any Korean (and domestic) automaker is the resale value compared to the Japanese. Then again, I throw 100,000 miles on my cars in six years, then trade em' in on a newer model.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,933
    It seems to me you are a perfect candidate for a Kia (or Hyundai)--you can use up every bit of the 100k warranty and buy a new one. What's a six-year-old Civic or Corolla with 100k on it worth anyway?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    At that mileage the difference is small.

    I had a '91 Ford Escort, with 107k miles and 7 years old it was totalled. I got $3000 from the insurance company.

    Funny thing was the Honda and Toyota were only $1000 more, yet they would have cost $3000-4000 more to buy in the first place.

    So I think you have a point. If you can get a good purchase price and then drive it that many miles...

    -juice
  • ray1ray1 Posts: 4
    Just bought a new LX, they just came out yesterday. $15175.00 color, ICE BLUE,

    Nice!!!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I had an Accord Coupe that fetched $7,500 in the resale market with 100,000 miles on it. The Civic will be worth much less though. At that point, the Kia will be worth just as little.
  • ray1ray1 Posts: 4
    Just bought a new LX, they just came out yesterday. $15175.00 color, ICE BLUE,

    Nice!!!
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    a lot more about your new Kia Spectra than that! Coolio Iglasius! Ice blue, I'll bet it's basically gorgeous! What options and features does yours have? Does it have that valance and spoiler body option built onto it? I know that the hatchback isn't out yet so you have that great new sedan style that we've been chatting about for a few months now. You have air conditioning, right? How about the stereo? How's it rock? Way cool...I've got a red Cerato(new Spectra)picture taped to my desk and I DO look at it pert-near every day. Congratulations on your new Kia and good fortune with it. Do post more details about it, too, OK, ray1?

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • ray1ray1 Posts: 4
    here is the standard features on my LX right of the sticker.

    MECHANICAL

    2.0L 16 Valve DOHC engine w/CVVT
    4 speed automatic transmission
    Power rack & pinion steering
    p195/60r15 tires, full wheel covers

    SAFETY

    Dual advanced front airbags
    dual front & rear side curtain airbags
    front and rear crumple zones
    side door impact beams
    front height adjustable seatbelt anchors
    front seat belt pretensioners with force limiter
    child safe rear door locks
    lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH)

    INTERIOR

    AM/FM/CD audio with 6 speakers
    cloth seat trim with 60/40 split folding rear seats
    8 way adjustable drivers seat. tinted glass
    center console w/armrest and dual storage bins
    variable intermittent wipers, dual remote mirrors
    map lamps w/ sunglasses holder, tachometer
    remote fuel door, trunk and hood release
    tilt steering column, illuminated ignition switch
    aut off headlamps, dome light w/delay out
    dual front cupholders, dual rear cupholders
    visor vanity mirrors, center console storage tray

    EXTERIOR

    clear lens headlamps and tail lamps
    body color door handles, outside mirrors
    body color bodyside moldings
    5 mph bumpers
    10years /100000 miles limited powertrain warranty

    manufacturers suggested retail price $13,595.00

    OPTIONS

    Air conditioning 960.00

    carpeted floor mats 80.00

    sub total 14,635.00

    transportation fee 540.00

    total 15,175.00

    As you can see, we mostly just got the basics, but it is still a very nice vehicle.

    Ray
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,933
    Congratulations on your new Spectra! How does it drive--ride, handling, performance, noise etc.? What other cars did you shop before buying the Spectra?

    Did you get any discount off MSRP? I ask because the price of a Elantra GT with the same engine but more equipment (but just SABs vs. curtains) would be about $2000 less than the sticker price of the Spectra, and I can't see Kia selling many Spectras with that kind of price disparity.
  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    i feel the same way, i think this is a great little car havent had a chance to sit in it, but from the outside it looks great, the 2005 i saw did not have any front, rear or side skirts, but kia was still demanding a pretty penny at 18950 canadian, and that was for the lx model with some ex options like power window and such, i think this car can easily top out at over 20000 and that is just too much for a economy sedan, even though i really do like it!

    kia has to realize they are the one's trying to steal market share not the other way around, really nice car though!!!!!!!!
  • boredbored Posts: 300
    What model year are they calling the Spectra on the window sticker?
  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    I cant speak for my american brethren, but here in canada the sticker is showing as 2005 spectra if you can believe that, this will only add to the deplorable depreciation of the car!!!!! Still love the car though!!!!!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Does anybody know when Kia will let you build and price one on their website?
  • ray1ray1 Posts: 4
    the model year on the sticker for my american LX is 2004. I did not get any rebates that I know of. Just what I could work out with the dealer. Not much though, my wife wanted it NOW!!!

    I finally got to drive it to my birthday dinner with my family. I had to pay for that too. And tomorrow I get to drive it again. My three year old granddaughter is taking me to see Sesame Street Live.

    It may be because I only drive an old truck, but I really enjoyed driving my wife's car
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,933
    Two countries. Two cars. One is part of the Present; the other, somehow transported into the Future. What could have caused this juxtaposition of time and space? A black hole, perhaps? Or maybe only a misplaced email in Product Marketing. Either event is possible in... The Kia Zone.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    LOL.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    was a typo, yugoboy.I think it should have said 2004 Kia Spectra. At any rate, I sure love this new Spectra's body styling. And thanks, ray1, for popping that information in here for us on your Spectra. Congrats to you! I think you literally bought one of the first. I don't think these cars are overpriced that are being described here. I do think you have to haggle or you'll pay just a bit more than you should. Point being, I believe the Kia rigs are a good enough deal that a few hundred here or a few hundred there add up to nothing more than points for needless contention in the long run. Just the way I think about that subject. I think Kia builds enough quality in there for you that you'll come out fine with your deal without pulling your hair out haggling. It's worked for me in my two Kia deals so far. The Sport just passed 66,000 miles and we're VERY pleased with it.
        BTW, if I was shopping for a Spectra, I would use my "customer-loyalty rebate" letter Kia mailed me several months ago. Definitely I would. I would also ask for any and all discounts and rebates available at that time. Beyond that I'd buy that pup and drive it with pleasure. Good day!
       Enjoy that Spectra, ray1! When you get to drive it, that is!

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    i wish it was a typo and i would be able to put it all behind me, however after closer investigation the window sticker does show the spectra as 2005, these koreans are out of control, it really should be a 2004.5 model!!!!! I still like it though!!!! I will wait for the hatch to come out and the price to come down a little also before any investment in kia is made!!!!!!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks better than the BMW 1 series hatch.

    Check it out:

    http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/25231

    Seriously, the Kia looks better.

    -juice
  • boredbored Posts: 300
    Yeah, you're right.

    I'm seeing some Jaguar X Type in the front end... just a little.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    looks better than the convertible 1-Series which has too many lines.
  • chrisducatichrisducati Posts: 394
    Wow. that is all I can say. Has anyone seen the hatch yet? Any links to photos of one? On the price of the new spectra, I would wait as long as one could because by the end of the model year KIA and its dealers will be giving huge discounts.
    Don't get me wrong, I like KIA and Hyundai. I just will not pay anywhere near sticker price. Here in St louis you can drive away in a nice new Elantra for about $10000. A kia is a bit less. I am really interested in what the Hatch will look like. I hope it is on the order of the Mazda 3 five door.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    hatchback try this link out. It's the new Kia Cerato(Spectra)microsite. It starts out with a cool mini-movie on the two Spectra's. Looks pretty sweet to this padre!

    http://www.kia-cerato.com/

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • yugoboyyugoboy Posts: 161
    here are the photos of the sharp looking hatch, it should be a winner, clean lines, nice look, article states the europe with get a 2 liter that puts out 143hp, very competitive indeed!!!!

    http://www.channel4.com/4car/feature/motorshows/geneva2004/kia-ce- rato.html
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    do visit the Kia Spectra microsite as well located right here:

    http://www.kia-cerato.com/

    This is a sweet looking hatchback-I can't wait to see them hitting Missouri highways and bi-ways. I have to make do with no Kia dealers here in Rolla, MO. The closest dealers are 100 miles NE in St.Louis, MO; 70 miles north in Columbia, MO and 100 miles SW in Springfield, MO. Hey, that gives me an idea!!!! =;)

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I'm very impressed with how this car looks on paper, and I'd like to take a test drive. HOWEVER, it would be especially nice if Kia would pay me to test drive the car, as Mitsubishi, Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, and Mazda have done in the past through various rewards offers! Does anyone know if Kia is going to have a MAJOR marketing push for this jazzy little car, and if that will include test drive offers?

    ~alpha
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Isn't it time to move this to the sedan forum since the new Spectra is at the dealers?
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