2007 Kia Spectra5 Reviews and Owner Comments

2007 Kia Spectra5 owners review and rate their 2007 Kia Spectra5.

2007 Kia Spectra5 (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
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Original owner,dissapointed that the heater relay switch quit working 2X. The window molding leaks water,-been that way for yrs.
Rear brakes pads wear out fast. Gas door has been broken 2X cheap plastic design. Plastic handles on inside of door,chrome plastic cover came off after 1st yr. Car has 97,500 miles need to have an emissions test done,-will see if car passes without major engine work. Oh parts for the KIA are hard to get unless you go to the dealer & pay top dollar. Maybe the internet offers lower costs.
Iam told by different mechanics that repair costs on the newer cars are very exspensive. Like $200.00 per strut? Rack & pinion leaks $1,200. Wheel bearings for all wheels cost around $800-$1000. WOW!
$200 for a tune up consiting of 4 spark plugs & engine reset on computer? This is not a top fuel dragster!
I must say in closing that this car has been very reliable,durable,low maintenance,carry alot of stuff,fun to drive!
I pray that I can get another 100,000 miles on it! One would be hard pressed to beat this little car for the money! Ive gone 4 wheeling,moved several times,gone camping,-loaded to the max! Ive owned 4x4 trucks that cost me alot more in gas but are not as easy to load & drive as this little car! It will go in the snow! Put on good tires,-front whhel drive will take you most places a 4x4 will go! Without the exspense of owning the 4x4. Yeah it isnot a super comfortable ride but will get you from point A to point B without the cost of owning the high dollar SUV. Ive spent just the normal maintenance on this car it runs like a top! Move over Honda,-Toyota your priced out of the market for the same quality & durability!
Love my orange car. I was so ready to give up the van life (three boys and now only one left). I found this little baby used with 4,000 miles. Awesome car. I drive 55 miles round trip every day through mountainous roads, national park and four lane highway and it does great. It has the get up and go I need to jump on the highway and it handles the curves and hills like a champ. I was worried because I never drove anything smaller than a 6 cylinder and this has better go than any of our old vans.
I bought this car new in Killeen, TX Sep-2007 with 52 miles on it. We are getting an average of 32mpg hwy. I have to say it has plenty of room, it has excellent pep and runs very quiet. I do alot of hwy driving, i just passed 81,000 miles. On my second set of tires, but after my first oil change we went 5W-20 Full Synthetic and never looked back. We are getting ready for the big up keep, so we are changing out the brake rotors, pads, etc...even though the pads are really the only things needig to be done. Going full synthetic on transmission oil, and any other fluids for that matter. Just had the car freshly repainted. Steering wheel should have been better designed for hands free features, to include blue tooth tech. Engine could use cold air induction. I wish I could have had it with a sun roof. Over-all an excellent vehicle that has held up well so far.