2006 Kia Spectra User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 16 of 16 2006 Kia Spectra reviews.

    2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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    35

    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.

    Pros: inexpensive, well built

    Cons: slow

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    2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Review
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    45

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

    Pros: good gas milage
    comfortable ride
    spacious
    nice looking

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

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    2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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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!

    Pros: good on gas trouble free driving! Great warranty!

    Cons: needs more horsepower!

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    2006 Kia Spectra EX Review
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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

    Pros: gas milage,good build quality,and great warranty.

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

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    2006 Kia Spectra SX Review
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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

    Pros: Cost

    Cons: Timing belt.

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    2006 Kia Spectra LX Review
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    Spectra To Be Or Not To Be — my sons car seat doesnt fit very well on either side it has to go in the middle handles corners nice either that or its my driving lol mileage okay could be better in the city other than that good car. i take back the good car comment, here it is a year or so later, and the thing is becoming a piece, i have had the drivers side door handle come off in my hand, the passenger front is ready to go too, the "thing" is eating batteries like a kids toy i so do not recommend any kia to any one of my friends. my first kia a 2005 rio was a piece of junk and now so is my second brand new kia.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: handles great when in a rush  lol

    Cons: too small inside for family of 5 and a large dog

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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 Kris

    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

    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

    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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