2006 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Still love the car, not a fan

2006 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Still love the car, not a fan of customer service
By weezul on


2006 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Reviewed the vehicle 3 1/2 years after buying, has now been 5 1/2 years.
2 issues since the last review for the vehicle.
Started to experience a stiff pinging noise in the front driver side sometime last summer when the vehicle was cold and taking hard left turns slowly. Contributed it to a failing shock, my service manager misdiagnosed twice as brake pad backing plate that needed adjusting.
They finally tightened down the shock's cap nut, which stopped the noise.
The other issue started two months ago, my passenger mirror and driver side door handle are both peeling the clear coat.
Falls out of the 3yr/36 month warranty, but I wrote to express my concerns to corporate, with no results.

Best Features

Fuel efficiency, roominess, drivability, sunglasses holder.

Worst Features

Extra padding on console and arm rests on the doors.
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