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2006 Kia Spectra

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Vehicle Highlights

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 337 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

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..."

7 people out of 12 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!!!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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."

6 people out of 11 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"

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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