2006 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2006 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Roch writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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Reliable

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Low resale

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Awsome Kia Spectra — Reliable, reliable, reliable! The 6th Kia I have had and out of them all I've only had to change a bearing and a hazard light switch. All under warranty of course. Starts at -30 every time. Enough pep to do anything i want. Surprising amount of cargo space in the back.

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aztec626bf writes:
2006 Kia Spectra EX Review
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4

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Good fuel mileage. Very reliable. Nice to work on.

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Little bit of road noise.

aztec626bf
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Great All Around Car. Always Starts Low On Maintenance Costs. — Got this car two years ago. Put 45,000 miles on never had a problem with it. Car handles nice gets very good mileage. Heater is great in winter warms up very fast. Tires seem to last quite long on this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kia_06_ writes:
2006 Kia Spectra SX Review
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4

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stylish reliable

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some scratches

kia_06_
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Great — fun to drive looks great , grate gas mileage, comfortable interior, easy to maintain cheap to insure good tires alluminum wheels four cylinder engines are much cheaper to maintain than six cylinders 2.0 liter is large enough to have power but small enough to get good gas mileage

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Tangentjude writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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Stylish, Gas Mileage, Low Maintenance

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None so far

Tangentjude
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Kia Spectra5 2006 — 2006 Kia Spectra5 purchased new currently mileage 35K. All options available including anti-lock brakes and moonroof. Acceleration is adequate for the size of engine even fully loaded. Gas mileage 30 average city/hwy. Stylish compared to European BMW 1 Series (5-door).Fun to drive no regrets.

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Robb writes:
2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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good on gas trouble free driving! Great warranty!

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needs more horsepower!

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Good Car Runs Well Good On Gas! Just Generic Looking Like The Rest Of The Compact Class — this is a great car for day to day driving! Drove my 7000 kilometers in two weeks. The only fault i have with this car needs more power. I have driven all the cars in this class and they all suffer from this problem. Gas mileage was good , handling was good, interior noise was good. This car and every one in this class suffers from blaw designs! Make a sporty compact with a knock out design you would rule this market!

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Aaron1759 writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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inexpensive, well built

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slow

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Good Car For The Money And Can Always Be Modified — This car is a good choice for an inexpensive, reliable, fuel-efficiant new car. It's not the hottest or the fastest thing on the market, but it gets the job done.

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Sammy writes:
2006 Kia Spectra SX Review
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Comfortable

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Light weight

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Like It, But Wished It Was A Little Bigger — like the color, seats comfortable, gas mileage ok, no repairs yet, handles ok (don't know about snow), maintenance not bad just basic stuff, seat covers, fun to drive (specially since it's mine), spoiler, fog lamps, cd player, good size trunk

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2006 Kia Spectra EX Review
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3

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gas milage,good build quality,and great warranty.

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driven by a small chipmunk of a motor,not really fun to drive in stock form.

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My Spectra — Well i added a cold air intake that i like. Added a stereo system that is powerful enough for my liking. I like the ride quality and lack of mechanical problems i have had with it. Which is zero! it has good gas milage. things i dont really care for is the lack of horse power. Stock its only rated at 132hp. so right now its about 137hp? I dislike the cheap paint from the factory. a pizza box scratched it. The acceleration is ok after the install of the intake. The styling is fair. It has not costed much of anything for maintenance. As far as performance goes the lack of HP is my only gripe. it handles and brakes well. Appearance- it has cheap apolstery and cheap paint. I still can have some fun driving it. Still looking for some more HP and torque. If only i could have held out for the Forte coupe!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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its my first one

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its slow in the higher gears

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Ok Car — its a good starter car. has potential if you want to put money into it i would just sell it then buy a better car. for a thrill factor its fun for the first three gears then it bogs down but a turbo would help get it through the other two gears.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Loren writes:
2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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it looks cool

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2 weel drive

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Kia — is is a cool car and fun to drive it is comfortable to sit in and it has a nice sterio i love to dive it better than my dads car i would by this car again.

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2000 Kia Spectra Reviews

Kia Sporty Family Sedan By John

Rear Hatch always in the way Bump on head. Rear deck cover always coming loose poor low end performance on hills. Good on gas roomy and spacious, Cheap to maintain compared to other European cars & Tr... Read More

Cheap To Run, Very Expensive Parts, Nice Family Car By Darren

Interior - Basic but nice Exterior - Basic, front end based lightly on supra front end. Read More

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2001 Kia Spectra Reviews

Bargain Ricer By Dominic

mehh it was good high school car pretty reliable not built for harsh women drivers my sister blew up after a month she would just doggg the crap out of every gear straining everything shes good a... Read More

Very Reliable By azaleachild

very reliable for long distance travel or across town. Great on gas mileage. AC broke a few years ago and cost of repair costs more than what i want to pay. Its a great starter car. Ive had two ca... Read More

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2002 Kia Spectra Reviews

Must Buy By vagabondpiper

this car has a marvelous ride comfort with very good features .a nice car with very less issues ,good fuel economy and xcellent pick.at this price range you cant afford such a comfortable and nice sed... Read More

Reliable Car. By Emanuel

This car is underestimated. It is reliable, efficient, and quick as well. I got a stick shift and I love driving this car. It has a sporty look as well and can fit four comfortably. Pieces are eas... Read More

Read all 12 2002 Kia Spectra reviews

2003 Kia Spectra Reviews

This Is A Fair Car. By Sanjay

Performance - Fair (sometimes when car speeds up, it jerks and when driving, it makes few noises.) Build Quality - Fair (When driving, it makes few noises.) Appearance - Fair (interior needs cleaning,... Read More

Loove It By Michelle

I loved my Kia Spectra. As funny as she may have looked. Opposite of a mullet I called it. Party in the front bussiness in the back. Only problem I had was one head light blew out twice, I accidently... Read More

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2004 Kia Spectra Reviews

Awesome! Great Deal And Virtually Worry Free. By alski1969

Loved how solid it felt while driving it compared to cheaper models like the Rio or a Saturn. The sound system blew me away and I crank it when the family is not in the car! The car has been very reli... Read More

Great Gas Mileage Car!!! By topsecretauto

This car got very good gas mileage! We had some problems with the rear brakes. Had to replace them and parking brakes. It seemed like we were always replacing something with the brakes. Didn't pay muc... Read More

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