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Not bad for a cheap car
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By Cheap Car
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought it used for my wife to commute in with 44K on it. It now has 86K on it and is still running strong.That pesky check engine light goes on and off when it feels like it.It must be something minor because it has no effect on performance or gas mileage.Other than normal maintenance I have had no problems with it. I did notice that in hot, hot weather the speedo and tack go wacky for a while. I have changed the transmission oil twice and have had no problems with it after reading about transmission problems other owners have had. I must have got a descent one because I do not have all the problems that other Kia owners have.


Favorite Features

Radio,easy to drive.Lots of power for a Cheap car.Good A/C


Suggested Improvements

Does not matter.They do not make it anymore.


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Very Pleased, Fun to Drive
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By Happy Camper
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2005 Spectra SX Feb. 2006, I've been very pleased with this little car. Maintenance low. Everyone at the dealership is great. I am very pleased with the performance and looks of the car. I get a lot of comments how cute or cool it looks. I love this car. It's my third Kia. I would definitely buy another Kia.


Favorite Features

It's black with tinted windows, rain guards and spoiler, Also love my sunroof.


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Great Car
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By TLS
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this Car. Had to replace a belt after 4 years, but no other problems. We have taken several trips both the the hot south New Mexico area and up to the high mountains in Colorado.


Favorite Features

Gas Mileage, peppy, comfortable. Great a/c heating system.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing.


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third car
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By k/dan
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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well i have bought alot of cars but this seem to be a fun car to drive even though it is just a third for the winter still liking it


Favorite Features

snappy feel


Suggested Improvements

should have had abs brakes


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80,000 miles no work ever needed
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By yoyony
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Just change the oil and get a k and n air filter and drive it. I still have the same head lights since new after 5 years. I got 80,000 miles and only on the second set of tires, first set lasted 54,000 miles.


Favorite Features

easy knobs on the dash.


Suggested Improvements

stop thinking that this is a cheap car, it's only inexpensive.


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