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Fun to drive, very economical
By matchick on 09/05/07 18:03 PM (PDT)

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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

After 2 years and 52,000 miles, I still love this car. The seats could be more comfortable, but it is cute, runs great and is super fun to drive. I get about 32 miles to the gallon highway, so very easy on the pump. Non standard tires make replacements a bit pricey at about $125 per tire.
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Excellent
By Nathanc on 05/07/07 21:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Good handling, good design both interior and exterior. Excellent reliability. Very good on gas mileage.
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Major paint issues
By princessmeliss on 07/07/06 06:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My Kia Spec5 was awesome for the first 8 months until the paint started chipping off. Kia refuses to take responsibility for it and I've seen 2 others with the same problem. Kia's rep told me that his is doing the same thing, but it's not a quality issue. Have since found other Spec5's with the same thing and found feedback on the web from owners experiencing the exact same issue. Kia isn't interested in hearing about it and has lost a customer as a result.
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Shaken, not stirred
By Taken4ride on 07/03/06 21:11 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Car steering wheel shakes bad from 68mph and up; the dealership had car for a total of 19 days. They have replaced tires, wheels, had factor rep test drove my car, and now they are saying this is the way the car drives. When I bought the car they knew about shake and told me it would be fixed under factory warranty, not to worry. They kept the car and tried to fix the shaking problem, but now they are saying that it is just the way the car is designed. The service manager is now stating that they are no longer allowed to make anymore attempts to work on this problem as per the factory rep. They stated that it was only me who has complained about this shaking problem. The paint stinks, bumper too.
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A lot of fun for the value
By Iceman on 03/11/06 17:01 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have had my Spectra5 for 8 months now and have found it to be a "steal". It is fun to drive and has a lot of value. I did research similar vehicles when I purchased it, but for the warranty and price, I could not turn it down. It has a lot of "Pep" and as pretty quiet at highway speeds.
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Kia Spectra Spectra5
By john waugh on 03/09/06 09:05 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I am happy I chose to buy my new Spectra5; first Kia l have owned. I have been driving for 53 years so I consider myself as a fair judge of cars. I have had my Kia for a year now and enjoy it. I am in my senior years and this car, with its sporty appearance etc., makes me feel young ... well younger!
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A dream ....
By bfrazer05 on 02/06/06 00:36 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought this to save a little money on gas and for the warranty as I put 20k on a car a year. I love it; most surprised by Kia's awesome features, especially for the low low price. I'm sure I will be purchasing another Kia product in the future.
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An Excellent Value!
By OmahaOwner on 01/27/06 12:09 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Review

If buying a car is about value, then this car will satisfy. Good handling, extremely quiet interior, great looks and good gas mileage. Not a lot of power but more than adequate for highway cruising and plenty of torque for around-town driving. I've put 15,000 miles on it and still appreciate the excellent value I received for the cost of ownership!
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New blue ride
By 004TJK on 01/20/06 14:04 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Trust Edmunds, I did. Good things from Kia do come in blue packages. Engine is smooth and pulls well in normal driving. Seats are very comfortable, finding a comfortable driving position was a snap. All of the controls are within easy reach and the buttons are intuitive. Handling is very good; it handles bumps and ruts in the road nicely. It's a great commuter. The radio/cd is not as bad as the reviews seem. Just don't try to thump the base too loud. Getting 30-32 mpg. I'm having a blast driving the car and my son's friends think it's "cool" to boot. Not bad for less than $15k!
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Too new to really tell
By Renee McClain on 01/09/06 17:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I just bought my Kia Spectra 5 and it's too new to really tell if I'm going to have any problems, but I do love the feel of the car, the style, the interior leg room and comfort. My only negative comment is the high whining at higher rpms. Once the car gets up there she really goes, but getting her there takes longer than I'm used to. From what I can tell, thus far I love it. Its got a great warranty which tells me that Kia is confident in their car, you don't see that often!
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