2004-2009
2004 Redesign Year
The redesigned 2004 Spectra offers a comfortable ride, quiet interior, and good fit and finish. The four-cylinder engine delivers lackluster acceleration with the automatic and unimpressive fuel economy.
A Spectra5 hatchback was available starting in 2005. The Spectra comes with standard side- and head-protection air bags, but it still got a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test. ABS can be extremely hard to find.
$4,000 - $4,625
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$3,800 - $4,375
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$3,275 - $4,000
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$3,425 - $3,700
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$2,700 - $2,875
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$2,675 - $2,750
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2000-2003
The Spectra is merely a lightly restyled four-door hatchback version of the noisy, uncomfortable, and shoddily built Sephia. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine provides adequate acceleration, but the automatic transmission shifts abruptly and often.
In 2002, the Sephia and Spectra names merged to just Spectra.
$2,675
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$2,600
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$2,550
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$2,550
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