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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By Ben Marcus
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Good car for the price. Very dependable, great warranty. Not the best gas mileage, but definitely for the price. I'd have to say this is the best sedan under $15k that you can find. Handles well. 2 liter engine gives it a little pep and it handles nicely on the highway and just around town. Good interior and spacious back seat (as far as a backseat in a sedan goes). I'm 6'3" and there is plenty of head and leg room in the front seat. Revs up a little much when switching gears, especially when going fast.


Best Features

10 yr/100,000 mile powertrain and 5 yr/60,000 mile bumper to bumper. That says a lot about the car itself. Stereo is great, especially for the price.


Worst Features

Remote locking and unlocking. Sunroof option.


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not bad
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By listed
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2005 Kia Spectra Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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


Best Features

Nice comfy seats.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Super seating.


Worst Features

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)


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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.


Best Features

Suspension, handles corners much better than lesser equipped models.


Worst Features

Higher gearing 6th gear feels necessary around 70 mph.


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