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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan

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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Overall good. Good noise reduction. Good build quality. EXTREMELY poor FUEL ECONOMY -- only about 26 on the highway and 21 in city. Radio stinks.


Favorite Features

Nice comfy seats.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy, radio.


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The Korean Works
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By benji1
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Overall quality rating = excellent. Fit and finish surpasses any of the big 3 by miles. Have convinced 2 neighbors to investigate Kia models to suit their needs. Had fuel consumption problems at the outset; these have been resolved with the help of both the dealer and Kia Canada.


Favorite Features

Super seating.


Suggested Improvements

As with all vehicles I would really like to see oil pressure, amps in the form of gauges, not idiot lights.


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Great Economical Car for Tall People
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By Kirsten
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car so much, I would recommend it to anyone with long legs and a long torso! I have plenty of head room, elbow room, and leg room, and I'm a 5'9" woman. My passengers always ride comfortably in the back seat. The stereo is very impressive as well. It has a very good turning radius and handles curbs well.


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By justen
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

All around good commuter; you're not going to win any car shows but you know you'll get to work on time and might even have some fun doing so.


Favorite Features

Suspension, handles corners much better than lesser equipped models.


Suggested Improvements

Higher gearing 6th gear feels necessary around 70 mph.


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I'm Loving It
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By trisha
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Was shopping for a car for about 4 months. Never really paid much attention to the Spectra. Was looking at Toyota and VW and Honda. I fell in love with this car. My husband has an Accord, loves my car better. Both cars are garage kept and when my car is parked in the garage beside his, it doesn't even look like a compact car. I would recommend this car to anyone not just first time buyers. Because I'm not a first time buyer and I will get another Kia when it is time for another one. Now my husband wants a Kia. And you get all of that bang for your buck. So get it now before Kia realizes they are giving away too much.


Favorite Features

Spoiler, CD player gas mileage, trunk space. EVERYTHING. Heated mirrors. I'm loving it.


Suggested Improvements

none


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