2009 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Totaled after one accident

2009 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Totaled after one accident
By chintanshah on


2009 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


This car was pretty great for when I had it. I bought it used last year. There were no major issues and it was an overall awesome car.

Unfortunately, I got into an accident a couple of months ago where someone hit my front right wheel/door side head on. I was going about 40-50 and he had just pulled out, so I'd say about 15 or so. The damage didn't look too terrible except that the wheel and door were bent inward, the center dashboard popped out, and the passenger airbag broke the windshield (no glass was actually shattered).

It turned out that the frame ended up being twisted inside along with the other problems I mentioned which totaled it out. My passenger and I were safe at least!

Best Features

The aux port in the car was nice, no need to bring CDs. Overall, a really smooth ride.

Worst Features

Make the passenger airbag not break the windshield on deployment. Airbags alone are expensive to replace!
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