Dismal fuel economy
By Reg Rothwell on
Vehicle2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewGenerally, 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.
Best FeaturesSport suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes
Worst FeaturesAttain advertised highway fuel economy
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