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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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.

Cons

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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Charles writes:
2006 Kia Spectra SX Review
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Cost

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Timing belt.

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Good Little Car. — Good little car. OK performance, handling and braking. could use more horse power especially on hills. Tight car no squeak or rattles, excellent gas mileage. Need to do away timing belt on dohc interference engines and replace it with a chain.Timing belts are expensive to replace.

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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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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Sammy writes:
2006 Kia Spectra SX Review
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Comfortable

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Light weight

35

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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Tangentjude writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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5

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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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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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Ian writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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good gas milage
comfortable ride
spacious
nice looking

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doesn't handle very well in snow
not the type of car I would normally buy

45

Nice Car, Reliable — I bought this car because of what it is for it's price

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Robb writes:
2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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4

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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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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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2009 Kia Spectra Reviews

Love My Spectra By Cooters

A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very inexpensive to keep up and operates on very little fuel. This is a car I would recommend to any one .... Read More

Great For Family And Hauling By Becky

Love the car but am getting married and it is no longer needed!! It has always been dependable and it drives great on mountain roads. I hope to find her a great new owner who will enjoy her as much I ... Read More

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

Low Maintenance By kbillmeier

Overall this car is extremely low maintenance and the fuel economy it has is refreshing when facing these gas prices. Great car for commuting near or far. Perfect for a small family or single perso... Read More

Great Ride For The Money By JustIn

Fun to drive sleak look. But its a v4, added a couple of performance upgrades goes around 156hp atm which isnt bad. Storage is no problem with this car. I get 25mpg. Brakes go pretty quick on this car... Read More

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2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

Small But Mighty By PrettyBlack1987

I love my small car. At the time it was the right size for a family of 5. Now we are a family of 7 and need more room. I love the v6 engines just because of the power.But for the spectra to be a 4 cyl... Read More

Mommas Car By kpman3422

love the gas mileage and the zip its got KIA did a very excellent job on the way they geared transmission to get such power out of the little engines they use, the only thing i cant get over is there ... Read More

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2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

Very Clean And Dependable. By saintago

Great gas mileage. Rides smooth. This car is a great car for a student or a family because it is a medium size car.This is a fun car to drive because it has plenty of engine power if needed at a momen... Read More

Really Compact And Has Alot Of Storage Places By Joe

its really good on gas and its perfect for a family good for commuting for a job and really spacey to store things in a really good investment i like how it handles in the snow i love the features it ... 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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