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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 361 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

Nice car for little money

By on Thursday, July 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

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
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Interior ergonomics, reliability"

Cons: "Sound insulation"

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

"Bought 2009 EX model in 2011 with 50k (rental history), now it has 90k. Still runs good, but I'm feeling more bumps on the road. I like motor-driven power steering, a bit tough but it gives good feedback on what is happening on the the road (cannot get the same feeling from new cars with electric power steering). Relatively high clearance and short base allows to use a car on unpaved roads. Problems I had: blown radiator - upper plastic part cracked in 2014, replaced. And preventive replacement of aged battery."

Excellent buy

By on Thursday, July 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

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
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "functioning, quality, endurance"

Cons: "PAINT"

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

"I was just reading through the reviews, and saw that one person talked about the paint job. This is so true. Mine is an 09. at six years, it was peeling BAD on the truck part. fading and peeling terribly...but the car itself is great in the interior and the functioning. Awesome buy and quality but the paint is the only problem."

Indestructible tank

By on Friday, May 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187,893

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "no major issues, at all. ever"

Cons: "AC system failed and is costly to repair"

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

"I bought this in 2011 with 66k miles... I'm at 187K miles now. The only parts to fail were the AC around 150k, and my power locks buzz loudly when unlocking with the keyless entry. The standard 6 speaker setup is surprisingly good, not high on bass but treble is ear piercing. The engine seems to get better with age, it pulls hard. I have an automatic and 0-60 is 8.8 and 1/4 mile in 16.2 @87mph. Gas mileage is kinda bad, I average 24mpg. But, it has survived 2 accidents, several road trips, and lots of bumps and bruises. It is a very, VERY sturdy little car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Excellent car

By on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Excellent reliablecar, good motor and transmission"

Cons: "Not good quality xterior paint."

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

"I own my car since almost eleven years now. I have traveled many times and many miles (from SD to San Francisco, Portland, Ensenada Mexico) in it with no problems at all. I have been taking care of all services and replacement of part when necessary, and that's all I have needed. The exterior paint is not good, but the car is EXCELLENT! I love my Kia! <3"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Good car, minimal maintenance, very bad paint job

By on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good car"

Cons: "very very bad exterior paint"

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

"My paint is peeling and looks like very very very bad. The interior is great, but I think they should put more thought in to the exterior paint. I would not recommend this car solely based upon the paint peeling starting at 6 yrs. old."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

love the car

By on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "FUN TO DRIVE VERY LITTLE MAINTANCE"

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

"lOVE THE CAR DRIVES AND RIDES SMOOTH GETS EXCELLENT GAS MILAGE GREAT CAR FOR STUDENTS AND FIRST TIME BUYERS WHO DON'T WANT A BIG CAR BUT ONE FUN TO DRIVE AND A PEPPY ENGINE"

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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