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i have a 2006 kia spectra 5 :) and it only has 26000 miles on it and it doesn't cost me that much for gas. so i would recemend the kia spectra 5
I would be more than willing to help, I posted a while ago, I have a 2006 Kia spectra, mine is silver, I have had nothing but problems with the paint, the last time they fixed it (painted chipping on the rear quarters, behind the rear doors), they said they were doing me a favor, they painted it and put a chip guard on the area, well it hasn't been more ... Read More
I bought a 2006 KIA Spectra LX a 1 1/2 years ago, I bought it brand new, I have had my car into the dealer two times for rust on the rear quarters , behind the back doors, the first time was just about 6 months of owning it and I just took it in again for the same problem, apparently it is poor design of the car itself, the rear ... Read More
I just bought a 2006 Spectra 5 and was told by Car Max, where i bought it, that the manufacturer warranty was still on the car, to 60,000 miles. They also sold me their own, 75,000 mile warranty but i have to pay a small deductible each time i let them fix the car. I noticed today after looking through everything that i have absolutely NO previous maintenance records on the ... Read More
My 2006 Spec 5 has around 16500 miles on it. It is highly customized, KFX Performance header, KFX Perfomance cold air intake, no cat, Kia OEM Cat back center exhaust, automatic tranny, and I get 31 MPG. I got that mileage before the header install and am still getting that mileage afterwards. I have had no problems with any part of the car. I change the oil every 3000 miles. I ... Read More
I just bought a 2006 kia spectra 5 and i am so far very happy. I want to put an intake, an exaust, lowering kit, and mabie a few other cool accessories. I dont know that much about new cars, all i have ever owned are old muscle cars. does anyone have any ideas or recomendations on what i should do?
i owned 2006 Spectra EX(bought it off the lot with only 132 miles on it) for four months until it was totaled in an accident. i put 12999 miles on it in those four months. The tires showed 73% thread usage. The insurance people measured the tire tread depth. So the tire life on your tires is about right. Must have been one owner ? but sounds like a sweet deal. ... Read More
Last Month, my Wife traded in her 04 Spectra GSX for a Black, fully loaded 06 Spectra5. She is really happy with it. I'm not much of a car guy at all. To me, a car is only for hauling stuff that I cannot fit on my Bike, or if the weather is too servere. Ive been around Bikes all my life and cars just don't excite me all that much. ... Read More
Bought my brand new 2007 Kia Spectra5 just 4 days ago. The check engine light came on and I hooked a OBDC-II to it and the code report it as an EVAP (small) emissions control problem. I owned a (2006)Kia Spectra for about 4 months until I got it totalled in a car accident(not my fault). Decided to go with a Spectra5. I loved the old 06 spectra. Had no problems ... Read More
whats up everyone my name is ruben santos and i bought a kia spectra 5 2006 blue i got it in october of 2006 i got all kinds of mods down to my car that it does not even look like a kia. in one week i will have a supercharger added to it and thats going to be fun to put on here are some pictures of my car under ... Read More
My husband and I bought a brand new Kia Spectra about 8 months ago. Its white, and I didn't drive it today, so I don't know the month and year it was made...but its a 2006. We have about 15,000 miles on it, and the paint is already chipping AND rusting!!! My husband mentioned it to the dealer today, they said its not covered under the warranty, but they will see ... Read More
I have a 2006 kia spectra ex, automatic, 23K. I've started having problems with turning the engine over in the morning after the car has set over night. engine starts to turn and stops (no "clicking when it stops). problem goes away once engine has warmed. anyone else have this problem?
. This list spotlights the cars with the lowest residual values for 2006 — that is, they're likely to depreciate the most during the ownership period. Below, we show the percentage of its original value that each vehicle is likely to retain after five years with an annual mileage of 15,000. These cars aren't as bad a deal as you might think. Many of them are very inexpensive to begin with. ... Read More
Kia dealers are a bunch of liars. I had this same problem with my transmission in my 2006 Kia Spectra. After numerous trips to the dealer, and working with Kia Corporate, they finally replaced the transmission. I turned around and traded it in the same day I picked it up from having the transmission replaced. I will never own another Kia/Hyundai product.
Just drove 333 miles,fill was 10 gallons. Looks like that is 33 M.P.G.2006 Spectra EX with 3000 miles. Seems good to me.
I don't need to disclaim anything since you stepped right up and did it for me. Thanks. As for the Accent managing "only" 4 stars for frontal side impact with side bags, note that is as good or better than 2006 MY cars tested with SABs such as: Acura RSX and TL BMW Z4 Buick Lucerne Cadillac CTS and DTS Chevy Aveo Ford Taurus Honda Accord and Civic Hyundai Tiburon Jaguar ... Read More
No, 3 stars is not great. But the Accent has company. Other 2006 model cars that got 3 stars in the rear side impact are: Chrysler Sebring Dodge Stratus Ford Taurus Kia Rio Kia Spectra Mazda Mazda3 Nissan Altima Pontiac Grand Prix Suzuki Verona Toyota Camry VW New Beetle At least the Accent got dual 5 stars for frontal impact and 4 stars for frontal side impact, which is better than ... Read More
I had a 2006 Kia Spectra with an automatic transmission. Anytime the temperature was below freezing, the transmission would race for several seconds when changing between 2nd and 3rd gears. AT 1,400 MILES THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED! I was extremely disappointed as I had not even made the first payment on the car! Both Kia and the dealer would not replace the vehicle (my thought was that if the ... Read More
indeed, the 2006 Kia Rio's don't have power W's/L's/M's. One can order them as options but I think I'm gonna go with the old-fashioned crank windows, pop-up and down door locks and hand-adjustable mirrors outside. I mean, I will take the AM/FM/CD player inside the cabin, though. The Rio LX sedan (it's looking like that is the one I will go for, hopefully real soon now)comes standard without power windows/locks and ... Read More
SEOUL) February 1, 2006 -- Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its overseas retail sales of passenger cars and light trucks in January 2006 recorded 54,834 units, representing a 7.1% year-on-year increase. By region, Europe continued its steady growth with 21,940 units sold in January for a 13.8% rise over the same period of last year. Meanwhile, sales of Kia vehicles in the general market and North America recorded 14,014 units ... Read More
would think that I meant you, backy! I didn't mean you, though I certainly recall that you have an issue with new-world-order Kia Spectra seats. No, really I think it's goofy if anybody lets something like a new car's seat affect whether or not they would buy the car or not. How about looking at it this way: if somebody likes a car's seat and they also like several more important ... Read More
gave me a deal like that! $12,600+TTL for a 2006 Kia Spectra EX? Wow! If you dig the Spectra that's your deal. I am planning on taking a look at several new Kia's available here. Two 2006 Kia Rio LX sedans in 5-speed form. One is Silver and the other Sapphire Blue. The Rio LX comes with tons of airbags and an AM/FM/CD changer, A/C, the 5-speed manual transmission and hand-crank ... Read More
Hi. I am considering the purchase of a 2006 Kia Spectra SX, with auto-transmission, antilock brakes, and spoiler. The only thing it is missing is the sunroof, which I am contimplating finding another with it or just doing without. The sticker is 17,500. I wanted to know how much you got your car for, before TTT. I am trying to see how much negociation room there is on this car. thanks ... Read More
we can only conclude that those who still refute what we are saying have their heads firmly implanted in...the....sand. As the months roll by I continue to study cars, particularly small cars and SUV's. I am continually looking at the Japanese makes to see what I might like to try "next time." I like the Scion xA RS's 1.0 and 2.0 and the new Toyota Yaris, that won't be in the ... Read More
2006 Spectra EX Spec Changes (from previous post): Exterior: Delete fog lights on EX 4-door model Delete 15-inch factory-installed alloy wheel option on EX 4-door model (available as dealer installed option) Interior: Delete sunroof option on EX 4-door model Road and Track just confirmed these changes in their recent issue. I agree with Shawn's statement: "I really think they made a mistake removing the fog lights and moonroof option from the ... Read More
Most likely Hyundai and Kia are using the same seat sensor and/or computer, as the 2006 Sonata GLS my wife recently rented had the same problem. With an adult sitting in the front passenger seat, the passenger airbag was disabled - this occured on an intermittent basis.
FYI.... If anyone with a 2004.5/2005 Spectra experiences any shifting issues with their transmission (esp, from 2nd to 3rd under heavy throttle) there appears to be a known problem with the transmission's computer/brain. It has been reported on another KIA Spectra forum that KIA has replaced the transmission logic module on some poster's cars. It appears that this problem is fairly rare, but it has been reported by more than just ... Read More
Hi all, I found this on KIA's media website which shows whats new for the 2006 Spectra. " SpectraEX/SX/Spectra5 LX 4 door model discontinued (allows better price “walk” between new Rio and Spectra) Exterior: Delete fog lights on EX 4-door model Delete 15-inch factory-installed alloy wheel option on EX 4-door model (available as dealer installed option) Interior: Delete sunroof option on EX 4-door model Add cruise control standard on SX and ... Read More
I am considering the purchase of a 2005 Spectra EX 4-door sedan. Once I got over the mental hurdle of considering a Kia, I'm actually quite impressed with the vehicle. One question on the engine . . . I presume the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in the Spectra uses a Gilmer (that's what they're actually called) timing belt for driving the overhead cams, and not a chain - is this correct?? I ... Read More
Expect Engine: All new Spectra V6 Coupe 200 hp This comes with the design concept shown: Heart of a European offensive of Kia is a car, which runs internally under the contraction OD and gets up to the premiere naturally still another correct name: a 4.25 meter long compact cars as Cerato replacement, which is to take up it with gulf and Konsorten. He is built starting from at the end ... Read More
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew if this was true. I heard that Kia wasn't coming out with a 2006 spectra and that the 2005 spectras are the last kind of that model? is this true. I am looking at buying a Spectra EX and I want to know if this is true or not. Let me know. Thanks :) Jamie
csandste . . . . . interesting that you recommended the Malibu Maxx. The Maxx is my THIRD choice. I had driven the other two vehicles, unable to make a choice between them and decided to try something out of character for me . . . the very funky looking Maxx. I absoulutely loved it! I loved the power, heated fabric seat along with the back seat sunroofs and reclining bucket ... Read More
Automakers are beginning to pay attention... SABs and SACs are now standard on all new Kias and Hyundais; the '04 Spectra was the first model to be so equipped, but that's been followed by the new Tucson, Sportage, Sonata, Accent, Rio, and Azera. Honda has announced they will provide SABs and SACs standard in all models by the end of 2006--so that will include the new Civic and the Fit (if ... Read More
The first Kia that is really a good buy--meaning a really good car with great features plus a great price--may be the 2006 Sportage LX, coming this summer. MSRP $15,900 very well equipped including ABS, SABs/SACs, stability control, power package, roof rack, and alloys. It's Kia's version of the Tuscon but for less money. OK, so it's not a "car" exactly. And not under $15k MSRP. But a great value I ... Read More
the old Sephia. So what you say? Well, IMHO, that is saying something. I enjoyed my '99 Sephia but Kia, as backy has pointed out very eloquently above, has improved the subcompact Spectra. Call it factory/knowledge sharing with Hyundai if you want(I am of the opinion that Kia handles their own engineering ship fine without Hyundai's help)but Kia is putting out a very substantial economy sedan for $13,720 with this Spectra. ... Read More
Hey there ILMS1! Oh.... I'm most certainly driving my Spectra and enjoying it. It's pushing 7k miles now, and still no problems other than the oft-reported KIA owners lament of less-than-stellar fuel milage. I would be interested in knowing what KIA's final reaction will be to the report. I suspect that they'll make the necessary tweaks that IIHS suggested, and try to get them into the 2006 or 2007 ... Read More
Here's some related info from Edmund's (now outdated) review of the new Spectra. Note specifically the IIHS mention about the *old* Spectra. It looks like Edmunds also thought that the side seat and curtain air bags would benefit the offset crash results. It also shows that it doesn't look like KIA has learned much from the testing done on their previous model. (You would have thought that the Hyundai engineers would ... Read More
I don't have hard info on when Kia will start using the new Hyundai engines, but we can make some intelligent guesses. We know the NF Sonata will use the new engines. That leads me to think the new Optima, based on the Sonata, will use them as well. A new Accent and Rio are due out late next year. I haven't seen the engine specs on them yet, but it's ... Read More
No, haven't drive the tC yet but it will be on my shopping list when I buy my next car. But it's more likely that next car will be something in the low-end class. I am particularly excited about the Honda Jazz/Fit coming here next year, and there will be some other great small cars available when I go buying in 2006, including the Mazda3i, the Spectra (but still don't like ... Read More
as the next-gen Elantra under development right now(sometimes referred to as the 2006 Hyundai Elantra). The new Spectra will go into production in December in South Korea for models that will be exported to the U.S. It will be FWD and will get the CVVT engine(to cut down on emissions and get better gas mileage). I would guess that that engine will be 2.0L 4-cylinder for the U.S. The new Elantra ... Read More
that fact about the new Spectra's platform. Hey, Ingtonge18, this should put fears to rest about chassis refinements for this handsome new Kia 4-door sedan and the "later to be shown-to-the-world"(2004 Auto Show in New York in April)5 door hatch(Kia didn't specify hatch, but umm...). It WILL have an all-new platform that the 2006 Hyundai Elantra will also be unitized to. Makes sense, this will be an all-new car. This car ... Read More
for those who can not read real well, the new kia spectra is the new plantform of which the 2006 hyundai elantra will be built on. read all articles before you say that the new spectra is based on the current elantra plantform.
so I thought I'd post. Even though I think this car is past its prime and will be Cavalier-old by its next platform (shared with Elantra) in 2006-- I think there've been fairly strong advances in quality control since 1998. I can't believe however, that Kia can't put together a tighter throwing transmission. My old Festiva was no where near that sloppy. Then again I haven't driven a new Spectra sedan, ... Read More
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