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Not bad for a cheap car
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By Cheap Car
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought it used for my wife to commute in with 44K on it. It now has 86K on it and is still running strong.That pesky check engine light goes on and off when it feels like it.It must be something minor because it has no effect on performance or gas mileage.Other than normal maintenance I have had no problems with it. I did notice that in hot, hot weather the speedo and tack go wacky for a while. I have changed the transmission oil twice and have had no problems with it after reading about transmission problems other owners have had. I must have got a descent one because I do not have all the problems that other Kia owners have.


Best Features

Radio,easy to drive.Lots of power for a Cheap car.Good A/C


Worst Features

Does not matter.They do not make it anymore.


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Very Pleased, Fun to Drive
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By Happy Camper
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2005 Kia Spectra SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2005 Spectra SX Feb. 2006, I've been very pleased with this little car. Maintenance low. Everyone at the dealership is great. I am very pleased with the performance and looks of the car. I get a lot of comments how cute or cool it looks. I love this car. It's my third Kia. I would definitely buy another Kia.


Best Features

It's black with tinted windows, rain guards and spoiler, Also love my sunroof.


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Great Car
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By TLS
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this Car. Had to replace a belt after 4 years, but no other problems. We have taken several trips both the the hot south New Mexico area and up to the high mountains in Colorado.


Best Features

Gas Mileage, peppy, comfortable. Great a/c heating system.


Worst Features

Nothing.


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Great Car
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By wben838
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2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I paid $7000 used for this car. It is the most reliable car I have ever had. I have owned 4 VW's 1 Subaru, 1 Mazda, and 1 Saab. It is made for people on a budget. When you get the coupons, the dealer only charges $10.00 for an oil change. The only annoying thing about this car is that it is a little slow and the engine makes noise at around 4Krpm.


Best Features

Cheap, cool looking, holds lots of stuff


Worst Features

stereo


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third car
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By k/dan
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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well i have bought alot of cars but this seem to be a fun car to drive even though it is just a third for the winter still liking it


Best Features

snappy feel


Worst Features

should have had abs brakes


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