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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 346 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

Great economy car

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It's easy to drive, park & with gas"

Cons: "The seats aren't comfortable on long trips."

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

"I average 30 mpg on the hwy & 28 in town. This is an easy car to drive & park. It is small when My Grandkids come to stay with me, it can be hard to get everyone & their stuff in the car. It has run great with no problems. The doors sometimes lock themselves & the clear coat on the outside is peeling. The seats aren't very comfortable on long trips. Other than that it is a good little car."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Car I Have Ever Owned

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Reliable, comfortable, great mileage, powerful and fun to drive. What else can I say? Oh yeah, holds it's value well."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great little car

By on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "no/heigh adjust on seat, no heated sideview mirror"

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

"I love my Kia Spectra5. I have had this care for 11 years and it is so reliable. I have had jobs where they have required me to commute either 1-1.5 hours each way, 2-5 days per week. I even drove from Washington state to southern California in this car. I went in to buy a new Kia Sorento for my birthday and planned on trading my Spectra5 in but I couldn't do it. It was just such a reliable car that I chose to keep it. Yes I bought the Sorento too but I primarily drive my Spectra 5 as my commuter car. I would truly recommend this car to someone."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Excellent Value for Car in Good Condition

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price, drives well; good gas mileage"

Cons: "No USB port"

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

2007 Kia Spectra

"2007 vehicle purchased with 30,000 miles on it in 2008. Minor dents and dings and scratches on exterior. Maintenance has been ongoing for oil changes and tire rotation. 4 new Cooper tires purchased March, 2015. Gray interior in good condition, seat protectors have been used. Non-smoking car, no pets allowed. Has been reliable and dependable but am looking for my first really new car. Make me an offer. The CD player display has a small crack in it. Air conditioning and heat are excellent. Air bag sensor light is currently on and I have not had it checked."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

2007 Kia Spectra

Reliable and dependable

By on Saturday, April 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I really like this car. 2008 and still all original equipment except for air filters, oil filters, and tires. 138,000 miles and no problems except for throttle position sensor which was replaced and adjusted"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Sunday, April 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, nice features"

Cons: "Nothing fancy"

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

"I bought this car from a dealer in Sep 2013 with 85k miles. It now has 111k miles and still going strong. Overall it's been very reliable and required minimal maintenance; routine oil changes and no major issues. I get 28 mpg through town and 30-31 on highway. I also really like the cup holders (there are a bunch), the backseat seems pretty roomy the few times I've been back there, and visors are great; they can pull pretty far out to the side to block the sun. Mine is also a manual transmission. Compared to the 99 civic I had before, it doesn't shift as easily and seems a little more difficult to drive smoothly. Not sure if this is a clutch issue or just how the car is. It took some time to adjust to and can be annoying. Besides that, I have no complaints with this car and think it's a great value for the price."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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