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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon

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A lot of fun for the value
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By Iceman
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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, roominess, warranty, safety features.


Suggested Improvements

Make cruise control standard equipment.


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


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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!


Favorite Features

Looks and comfort. Excellent mpg.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk access could improve.


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A dream ....
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By bfrazer05
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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Sleek style and performance.


Suggested Improvements

Perhaps changing the airbag indicator to inside/outside temp gauge. Disc changer would be a nice option, and can you get a sun/moon roof ?


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An Excellent Value!
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By OmahaOwner
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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Outstanding handling and very quiet interior! Large radio display reduces time spent staring at radio/cd player.


Suggested Improvements

Rear hatch sometimes requires too much effort to latch.


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New blue ride
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By 004TJK
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2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

Great handling, smooth engine, comfortable seats.


Suggested Improvements

Shifter is notchy. Make ABS and cruise standard. Add aux input to radio for MP3 player.


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