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2006 Kia Spectra

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 30/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2006 Kia Spectra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 340 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

Love my car

By on Saturday, February 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Trooper"

Cons: "Slightly small rear passenger area"

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

"I put 30,000 miles on my kia every year, I've had it since about 30k miles. It is a work horse and has always been reliable. Great gas mileage, around 27-30mpg."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

KIA, nice power, style and safety for good price.

By on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "price, paint and mechanics, safe, great handling"

Cons: "leaks, dashboard rattling in cold temp"

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

"This is my second KIA. Flaws have been with leaks to the interior, either through trunk seals or door channels/seals. Plastic dashboard snaps, crackles and pops with New England temperature change. I hope corporate can fix that because I really love this brand. KIA drives great, responds well, has really great power. The exterior paint is superior; I have not had any rust or perforation issues with either car. No major mechanical problems, just basic maintenance and normal wear/replacement. This is a great brand all around, and I have several friends and family that have since bought KIA that have not had the problems that I have had."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

excellent car for the $$$

By on Monday, February 09, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: extra car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, 40 mpg, easy to drive, economical!"

Cons: "lacking better paint choices."

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

"Car is very dependable, excellent response to throttle, smooth handling, 40 mpg and still fast and reliable. Front wheel drive is great in all weather conditions. Low costs maintenance. Best car Owned. Bought another Kia because of it."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Issues at less than 60,000 miles...

By on Thursday, October 02, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Tranny Issues

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Fun to drive, good gas mileage, good size"

Cons: "Engine problems too early on"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"This car was great until suddenly, the tranny decided to go out at just under 58,000 miles. I saw on here that I was not the only one that had to go through that. I took pretty good care of it so this was a shock to me. Good sized car for a mid-twenties someone just starting their lives out. Good for road trips and has a decent amount of pick up. I would still have this car if it weren't for the engine woes..."

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

This car is a very good car.

By on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,725

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great car all around"

Cons: "no problems"

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

"I bought this car when it was about 6 months old. It has been a great car. I have never had any problems. I have done regular maintenance on it since I''ve owned it. The interior is the new. I have kept covers on the seats."

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

engine replaced under warranty at 60000

By on Thursday, August 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive,great MPG,corners great"

Cons: "seats are low, it is tough for me to get in & out"

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

"my favorite car I have ever had.I need a SUV for my electric scooter otherwise I would never sell it!!!"

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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