Kia Spectra Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2009 Kia Spectra - I have a Kia Spectra.

Michael
Shoreline, Washington
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I bought new in 2009. It currently has over 110,000 miles. In all those years, only general items have had to be replaced. Things like battery, tires, windshield wipers. Nothing else concerning with the motor has ever had to be replaced. It has all the original motor parts still functioning very well. The interior has wear because my dog rides in it. I did have seat covers so not too much wear is showing. It still drives very smoothly. The ride is still very comfortable too. It's very easy to steer and drive. It still feels like its gliding just like it was still new. I just love the fact that there are virtually no worries about breakdowns because it is so reliable to start and keep on going.
Story
I used to live in Seattle. There I would drive two hours outside of the city and take my adult son hiking in the National Forest there. We spent many, many hours having fun and driving just to see the beautiful scenery.
Pros
I love its reliability and always starting without no troubles at all. Even though it has over 100,00 miles, it just keeps going and going. Being a single woman, I need reliability because I do not want to be caught broken down some where being all by myself. I would feel so vulnerable.
Cons
It is black, and it is very hot inside the vehicle. I did not get to pick out the color when I brought it. I miss the button to lock all four doors at once. That's a safety feature for me.

2006 Kia Spectra - Great Gas Mileage

Ray
Spokane, Washington
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
This car is small and compact, with a manual transmission. The car performs well, getting great gas mileage. The black exterior is a nice sleek color and the light grey interior makes a good contrast. The vehicle has A/C and a powerful heater. I like that he care has fold down seats that connect the trunk to the back seat of the car. This feature allowed me to carry larger objects in the car like my son's toddler bed, and the cage for my 75 pound Coonhound.
Story
I used this car to drive from Spokane, Washington to Albuquerque, New Mexico to visit my sister. The car did amazing and the gas bill was much lower than expected.
Pros
The cars gas mileage is amazing. I can go much farther on one tank of gas than my sister can in a similar car from another brand. As a person who travels a lot to take my son to therapy, gas mileage is important. Also important is the comfy feel of the ride, very few bumps and makes the road feel smooth.
Cons
The top negative thing about this car is the compact size of the car. The car is compact and it is true to size. As my son has grown and we have added a large dog to the family, it is hard to fit us all comfortably as we grow. Also a huge negative is the closed transmission, this was an issue because most car oil places that check fluids do not check the transmission if it is closed, and because of this I had a leak and did not know.

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