Excellent commuter! '07 SPECTRA SX sedan
May 8, 2019
I found this little spectra sx on a corner lot at a reasonable price with 70k on odo. CC and cold a/c(A little history)I drive approx 400 miles per week (80 mile roundtrip)to & from work and one day near home,I'm sitting at a light,i hit the gas & the tranny goes in limp mode. Took it to autozone and they scanned 2 codes telling me basically the tranny is shot. I took it to the kia dealer and they said the same thing. GREAT!!! So i had a new transmission put in and related parts,new timing belt and related parts,belts,hoses,struts,water pump and coolant flush. Cost: $5,500. Btw,i paid 5 grand for the car. Now it runs like a new car with a 'ton' of new parts. I put in a power chip so it gets close to 34/35 mpg and close to 200 hp. Overall,it is NOW a excellent commuter(6 months since repairs) thats reliable and should last me til i retire in 5 or so years.