Dismal fuel economy
By Reg Rothwell on
2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Generally, nice car. Ranked higher than others in the same price range and body style (Sport suspension and 4- wheel disc brakes led me to choose it over the others). However, gas mileage is terrible (26 mpg with 1 person; 21 mpg with 2 people - consistently so for 42,000 miles). Of course, Kia is unwilling to address the problem. Totally defeated the purpose for buying the car. Adding to the problem, it requires 91 octane.
I don't want to be rude ,but when you look at the manual for the 2005 Kia Spectra it says that you can put 87 octane in it. I just read through it to make sure. So I don't know what else is right on this.