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2005 Kia Spectra

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 31/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Kia Spectra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 333 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Disappointing

By on Friday, August 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "It was cute, it ran well when we got it."

Cons: "No cruise, didn't age well."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"We felt that this was was unremarkable. We were disappointed to have to replace the transmission at 60k miles and learn that the power train warranty only applies to first owners. The interior has not held up as well as we would have liked; the chrome on the interior door handles has cracked and is peeling off, and has cut our fingers, the CD player no longer works, the floor covering has developed an ugly hole. The paint on the hood is badly oxidized. Now the cost of needed repairs is more than the car is worth. We maintained it per manufacturer's instructions, and feel that it should have held up better."

Nice car appearance and mechanically

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Nice vehicle overall. Its quick and feels sporty. also looks nice from the outside and feels even nicer on the inside."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Has been a good Car

By on Saturday, August 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great Gas Mileage - Handles well in all Weather"

Cons: "Instuments hard to see in Daytime"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Car has been a joy to own. Good Gas Mileage - Low Upkeep - Has met all my needs - Handles well on any Driving Condition. Only regret, cannot buy a new one because they don't make them anymore. My Loss"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best auto I've ever owned

By on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "exactly what I want, great price, love to drive it"

Cons: "No ABS, no sunroof"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Unfortunately Spectras are no longer made because I would trade for another white spectra in a minute- if it was in very good condition and had cloth seats and cruise control, a/c, and a sunroof, plus other amenities. I love my car and the only other reason I would trade it because of age."

Great car for this college student!

By on Friday, June 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "gas mileage, good value, large trunk"

Cons: "driver leg room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I recently purchased a 2009 Kia Spectra EX (automatic) used, and it has been good to me so far. It has 78k miles on it and I can tell it has plenty of life left. I love that it is a relatively small car but still has a huge trunk and isn't too cramped. The Kia Spectra is a tad sluggish at times, but is actually peppy for a little 4 cylinder. I think that the styling of the car is nice - the chrome keeps it from looking too outdated. I get much better gas mileage than EPA. With about 65% city driving and 35% highway driving, I'm getting about 33 mpg. So impressed! Of course, the best part about the vehicle is that it isn't overly pricey, but still delivers performance and quality."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Trouble free

By on Friday, June 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable"

Cons: "Body Style"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had no mechanical problems none at all.only time I gone to dealer is for oil change.comfortable to drive."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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