2005 Kia Spectra5 Consumer Reviews

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2005 Kia Spectra 5
4.6
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2005 kia spectra5

by from Chicago, il. on January 28, 2015

This car is a pretty nice looking car. But after owning this car I don't really think I will ever get another kia. Fuel economy is worse than most mid size sedans, about 18 city and 25 hwy. on cold da...
This car is a pretty nice looking car. But after owning this car I don't really think I will ever get another kia. Fuel economy is worse than most mid size sedans, about 18 city and 25 hwy. on cold days when its under 15 degrees F. the car won't start up right away, materials throughout the car (inside and out) are just darn right CHEAP! Slow acceleration. I have the kia 16" oem wheel, and 3 of the 4 wheels got bent due to pot holes, now I had to get aftermarket wheels. Expect to always dump money into maintenance, not allot, but it will add up. It seems like every other month something breaks down on it. I have owned this car for 3 years and have put 30k miles on it. Car only has 110k miles on it. I expected a better quality car from kia, i guess I was wrong.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Keeps Going & Going

by from Jacksonville Beach, FL on June 4, 2015

I bought my Spectra5 new in 2005. Now after 10 years & 250,000 miles, it is still running like a champ. Except tires & batteries, the only issues have been - new starter (changed under warranty), new ...
I bought my Spectra5 new in 2005. Now after 10 years & 250,000 miles, it is still running like a champ. Except tires & batteries, the only issues have been - new starter (changed under warranty), new rotors & calipers, and recently, new MAF & O2 sensors (after it started running rough). I wouldn't recommend it for long trips, but for travelling 100 miles per day, it was a perfect choice. It has enough oomph for passing and the handling is crisp (even after 250,000 miles)! It has been an enjoyable car. I plan on keeping it through 2015 and then consider trading it in...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Fun car

by from Wisconsin on June 4, 2012

Purchased the car 2 months ago and brought the maintenance current with a new timing belt, serpentine belts, flushed transmission and had rear brakes replaced. Had one issue where the ground off of th...
Purchased the car 2 months ago and brought the maintenance current with a new timing belt, serpentine belts, flushed transmission and had rear brakes replaced. Had one issue where the ground off of the battery was corroded and the car didn't start. This was a simple fix and I Plan on this being a good reliable car for a long time.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great value!

by from TX on April 19, 2012

Bought this car used a year ago to save gas. Wow, this thing is great! No repairs to speak of and it starts right up every morning. Runs smooth and rides great for a small car. I had no idea what a mo...
Bought this car used a year ago to save gas. Wow, this thing is great! No repairs to speak of and it starts right up every morning. Runs smooth and rides great for a small car. I had no idea what a money saver this little gem would be.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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The most reliable! :)

by from Lititz, PA on May 4, 2011

I bought mine for a great steel. When I bought it the car only had 37,000 on it and now it has 61,000 four years later, only thing I had to ever replace was the battery soon after I got it (aside from...
I bought mine for a great steel. When I bought it the car only had 37,000 on it and now it has 61,000 four years later, only thing I had to ever replace was the battery soon after I got it (aside from tires and regular maintenance). The gas millage could be better for the amount of hourse power it has. I average 21 mpg with a mix of city and highway driving. The only other thing about mine personally is I might want to replace the head light covers soon as they are beginning to look old and faded. My car is mainly parked outside. Its so nice to not have to worry about if your going to have a unexpected expensive repair bill. Make sure you do ALL of the recommended maintenance and this car will last you a good long while! :) :) :)
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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very fast get up and go car

by from toledo,ohio on October 25, 2009

i bought this car new in 06 with 5 miles on in, its 09 and i have 73,000 miles on it now runs fine parts are very cheep had to replace lower control arm because i went to far over on rr tracks and wen...
i bought this car new in 06 with 5 miles on in, its 09 and i have 73,000 miles on it now runs fine parts are very cheep had to replace lower control arm because i went to far over on rr tracks and went off road lol im thinking about buying kn cold air intake car has 138 hp now when i buy it suppose to give 7.8 extra hp not to bad did i say its a 5 speed people gave me some because its not american made .
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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awesome!

by from Boise, ID on August 2, 2006

Have had the car for 1 1/2 years, and never had any problems. Great on gas mileage around town and freeway. Best car I've ever had.
Have had the car for 1 1/2 years, and never had any problems. Great on gas mileage around town and freeway. Best car I've ever had.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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I LOVE THIS THING!

by from OAK LAWN, IL on February 14, 2008

THIS IS AN AWESOME CAR FOR THE PRICE YOUR GONNA PAY. I LOVE THIS THING! I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A COMFORTABLE RIDE AND SOME GET UP AND GO IN THE SAME PACKAGE.
THIS IS AN AWESOME CAR FOR THE PRICE YOUR GONNA PAY. I LOVE THIS THING! I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A COMFORTABLE RIDE AND SOME GET UP AND GO IN THE SAME PACKAGE.
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Does recommend this car

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The Best Decision I made!

by from Florida on November 24, 2015

I bought this car beginning of 2006, because I needed to have something more comfortable than a sport car. Everyone said I was crazy to switch my luxury sport car for this fun sporty funny looking car...
I bought this car beginning of 2006, because I needed to have something more comfortable than a sport car. Everyone said I was crazy to switch my luxury sport car for this fun sporty funny looking car.. I was looking for something that would not give me a headache and comfortable to fit the needs of my family. Best choice I have made.. it will almost be 10 years and I have never had any problems other than a gas tank problem that was fixed. Runs perfect!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Love this car

by from OHio on March 13, 2013

I've had my car for over a year now and out of the 2 other cars I've had this is by far my favorite. It drives really good and I love the hatchback style. I will definitly have this car for a while.
I've had my car for over a year now and out of the 2 other cars I've had this is by far my favorite. It drives really good and I love the hatchback style. I will definitly have this car for a while.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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