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2003 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Kia Spectra

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Kia Spectra is between $344 and $421 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2003 Kia Spectra
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$383
Annual Repair Cost
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A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not neces...
I changed my thermostat recently and then the upper radiator hose. Then the lower one. After chan...
the evap finally reset after 672 miles. I am at loss here! I did all of the drives cycles and I...
brake light came on while driving yesterday. no sound or blinking and brakes fine.
Overall (6 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 29, 2014
2003 Kia Spectra
I paid $5000 cash for this car with 19,000 miles. It has been the best car i have owned. I changed all tear and wear parts at approximately 125,000miles as preventive maintenance. I changed the bre...
March 11, 2013
2003 Kia Spectra
My car has 101,000 miles and has been very mechanically dependable with only minor issues. I had to replace a $30 fuel pressure damper (easily done myself). The belt occasionally squeals on cold ...
May 05, 2012
2003 Kia Spectra
Bought this car new in 2003 and it now has over 100,000 miles on it. I have had to replace the driver power window motor, a battery, tires and brake pads. That's it. This little car has run like...