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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 319 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

good commuter car

By on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "quick responsive handles like a dream sporty"

Cons: "none really"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

showing off to the truckers they honked me off the road to check out my car

"this car has been one of my favs over the yrs but now its just to young looking for me im getting older and the car seems to stay the same even looks better over the yrs it seems like they built this to last with time overall the look the drive the feel of the engine its no little weak car its very fast and very reliable i love my car"

showing off to the truckers they honked me off the road to check out my car

my kia spectra always ready

By on Monday, March 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"i got my kia spectra in 2008 i never i have any problem always i do the service on time and drive from jersey to arizona round trip last year and still feel confident on my car"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My second Spectra and I have been very happy !

By on Saturday, March 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great gas mileage, good to drive, easy to park/see"

Cons: "Road noise and VERY small around big trucks!"

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

"My highway mileage using cruise controls and no rabbit starts yielded 40+ miles per gallon all my driving. In town (smaller towns) was 35 and in big cities with all the starts and stops and waiting was 30+. Only reason I am selling is that I need a larger vehicle for long trips away from home. Am staying in the family though as this manufacturer's warranties and products are great!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

My best friend

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My very first car, very attached to it. Pros: drives great, spacious interior, nimble exterior, spacious trunk, great gas mileage even after all this time, handles all weather well, great value, you get more than you pay for. Cons: temperamental about cheap gas (only if there is water in the gas, this has been a problem in recent years) break lights replaced by recall, antenna doesn't reach as far of stations as other cars. All in all best car I could ask for."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great med-small car, great mileage, fun to drive

By on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great car, great milage and fun to drive"

Cons: "wish it had leather seats, lol"

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

"It has been a great little car that holds a lot more then most think it will. We are trading after 2 years for something larger as we travel from N.H. to Florida twice a year. We have always loved wagons and want another. This is a great small wagon hatchback type car, just too small for our needs right now."

My First Brand New Car

By on Monday, December 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great Price, Zippy, Good Acceleration, Reliable"

Cons: "No Fog Lights in EX, Seats Get Dirty Easily"

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

"I got this car brand new in 2009. It was my first brand new car and I was extremely excited! This car has gone above and beyond the call of duty. I feel absolutely safe when driving it. It zips in and out of city traffic with ease. Acceration is more than you would expect."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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