2006 Kia Spectra Top Comparisons

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    2006 Kia SpectraReview
    Tad writes:
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    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 service. $$$

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    Nikolay writes:
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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

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

    Cons: MPG is not that great

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    2006 Kia Spectra SXReview
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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

    Pros: stylish reliable

    Cons: some scratches

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    2006 Kia Spectra EXReview
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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

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

    Cons: Little bit of road noise.

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    2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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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

    Pros: its my first one

    Cons: its slow in the higher gears

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    2006 Kia Spectra SXReview
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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

    Pros: Comfortable

    Cons: Light weight

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    2006 Kia Spectra LXReview
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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

    Pros: milage 40mpg

    Cons: plain jane

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    2006 Kia Spectra EXReview
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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

    Pros: utility

    Cons: radio

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    2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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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.

    Pros: Stylish, Gas Mileage, Low Maintenance

    Cons: None so far

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    2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5Review
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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.

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Low resale

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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

    2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

    Review By ray

    Great car love the price and look. Im interested. Read More

    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

    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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