2006 Kia Spectra User Reviews

2006 Kia Spectra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 2006 Kia Spectra reviews.

targon writes:
2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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5

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Great reliable car. Sporty suspension. Fast with manual transmission. Reliably, no problems at 88k in 9 years

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MPG is not that great

targon
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Great Little Sporty Car At Low Price — Handling is perfect, great sound insulation. MPG could be better, but maybe it's my driving style. Good breaks. Shifter could be shorter. Seats are comfortable. Great for in town comute. I wish it has a more powerful engine and 6 speed transmission as on Tiburon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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aztec626bf writes:
2006 Kia Spectra EX Review
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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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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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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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Dustin writes:
2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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milage 40mpg

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plain jane

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More Then You Expect. — out of the 150,000kms on it a good 20,000 are sideways K's. Never breaks down, goes 240km/hr, cost less then $20,000 only things done to it mechanically is brakes and fluids.(TIRES!!! lots of tires) Its not a super quick or fast car but it does have some go. 2.0L Beta II engine 138 Hp auto 4 speed tranny(5 speed if you go with standard).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dominic writes:
2006 Kia Spectra EX Review
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utility

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radio

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Perfect Small Car — really good car, good handling, performance are good for a 140 bhp. really good vision sight for night driving, braking is perfect with the 4 disc braking system. Please take it on a curly road to test the handling and good acceleration between 50Km/h to 125 Km/h

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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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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

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

A Good Looking Car For Not Too Much Money By sheath8

It's a nice car if you want something a little flashy but don't want to spend too much money. It has also been very reliable to drive to and from work with this car. On long trips it has been comfor... Read More

Perfect Car For Affordable Transportation From Point A To Point B By jcautospec

This is a low cost car to drive and maintain and is proof that Kia has made some major improvements since they first came to the US. It has lived up to expectations and isn't like the bargain basemen... 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

Good By sadkiaowner

Drives good, looks good,reliable, airbag light issues. Great little car for 9 years. I have driven the car 84,000 miles in those 9 years. Light issues just started in Nov. Love to drive it handles wel... Read More

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

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2004 Kia Spectra Reviews

Great Car! By CassidiSt

I really like this car. I usually only buy Toyota's but I was very impressed with the make and model. It was a great car to get my kids in and out of. It is great on gas. Good family car. Read More

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

Read all 8 2004 Kia Spectra reviews

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