2005 Kia Spectra Top Comparisons

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
    Chris writes:
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    Small But Spaceous And Deceivingly Sporty — Performance - it's like there's a chipmunk under the hood. Build Quality - it seems kinda cheap, like at 70,000 miles, the seatbelt started falling apart. It's been pretty reliable, though there's a power steering fluid leek that repair shops claimed to have fixed but it still leaks.

    Pros: The interior is huge.

    Cons: I feel it should get better gas mileage.

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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    Sweet! — I LOVED this car! It was so much fun to drive and I could fit in any spot. I out ran a cop in this car in Texas! I would tell anyone who likes KIA's to get one. They are great for travel too!

    Pros: Fast and easy to drive

    Cons: ..... Too fast, lol.

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    2005 Kia Spectra LXReview
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    My Spectra — Never thought I'd own a Kia. Has been a great little car so far with amazing mileage, ok power and great build quality. Never going to be a corner carver but it handles respectably for a car in it's class. Would buy one again in a heartbeat! Maybe step up to a Magentis or something.

    Pros: mileage, quality, safety features

    Cons: buzzy engine, could be a little quicker

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    2005 Kia Spectra EXReview
    Julie writes:
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    Mia The Kia :) — Drives good on highways, but not fast enough, not enough horse power. The build of the car is great. Looks good My kia's name is Mia and has alot of flowers in it, the Spectra is more of a mom's/female car. Mom's : there are places for 2 BIG car seats, everything electric, automatic (if you want), such a cutie.

    Pros: Good looking, great built, good on gaz.

    Cons: Not enough horse power.

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
    Coelleen writes:
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    Great Car For A First Time Car — body kit breaks and crumbles easily if hit (15-20 mph), very reliable otherwise. great on gas, never had transmission problems. does NOT accelerate well at all. lots of passenger space, nice clean interior look. just not the dream car look.

    Pros: great on gas, reliable, inexpensive

    Cons: outer body falls apart if hit or tapped and expensive to fix because many parts needed

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    2005 Kia Spectra LXReview
    Jake writes:
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    First New Car We Ever Bought — I love this car. It has never been anything but reliable. We have not had a problem with it at all. Everything works great.

    Pros: Awsome reliability, performace, economy, service people.  Great car

    Cons: hmmm it's kinda tiny

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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    So Fun To Drive — The car is a 5 speed and is very quick. The seats are pretty comfortable, and the car handels very well.

    Pros: Fast

    Cons: Not loud enough

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    2005 Kia Spectra EXReview
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    Great Value — Probably has the biggest interior space in its category. The features are normal but everything works well and very functional. Safety rating is also more than decent for at its price point. Handling of the car is brilliant. This is car is a practical point to point car and makes a decent cruiser.

    Pros: Good space. Comfortable drive. Nice Handling.

    Cons: Lack of Power for pick-up.

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
    Jordan writes:
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    Daily Driver — I wanted a new car and this was next to my house my second biggest impulse buy. it has been a good car, no problems runs fine, enough power to get around with a bit of fun. had the car now for three years and I think it is time to move on.

    Pros: great for everyday driving

    Cons: more power

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    2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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    Really Compact And Has Alot Of Storage Places — 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 has

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good on gas

    Cons: its small for a tall person

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2009 Kia Spectra Reviews

    Review By Guru995LXM

    Car was clean for its age and had low mileage., feel we got a good value for the money on this basic commuter. Glad we purchased it! Read More

    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

    2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

    Review By Vernar

    I like the shape I like your size and I like how I look Read More

    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

    2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

    Review By gkr1996

    Engine has good pep. Could use a cruise control. Finishes need refined (like plastic chrome peeling off door releases. Read More

    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

    2006 Kia Spectra Reviews

    Review By Tad

    Got there to test drive it and there was an undisclosed service engine light. I was told that it was indicating the oxygen sensors need service, which usually means the catalytic converter needs serv... Read More

    Great Little Sporty Car At Low Price By Nikolay

    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... Read More

    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

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