I bought our 2007 Kia Spectra EX with only 4,000 miles on it. It is currently just shy of 170,000 miles and is still driving like a dream! I have never had any issues with this car, its been beyond dependable since I bought it 8 years ago. We have done regular maintenance (oil changes, tires, brakes, etc) the only thing we had to do was replace 1 front-end tie rod. This car is such a beast (in a very miniature package) that the factory brakes and rotors lasted 155,000 miles before they needed replacing. I was very skeptical about Kia when I was initially car shopping but couldn't beat the price and dependability.
The car is overall comfortable, I am 5'5 and have more than enough room; however, I will admit that my 6'2 husband driving it does make it look a little bit like a clown car! My only complaints I have about this car is that it doesn't have cruise control and the front seats feel more like cinder blocks than the cushy seat facade it gives off!
To sum it up: If you find a Kia Spectra, buy it! Its the best money you will spend...and now they are classics!
I absolutely love the 2007 Kia Spectra LX. I bought it as my first car, and was absolutely amazed. It has a good amount of pep, and handles extremely well. Drives well at high speeds, accelerates pretty quickly, and is fun to drive. I am 5'8" and when i sat in it I felt like a hand in a glove, perfect fit. Great gas mileage, and very reliable. I had the car for two years, from 88,000 to 107,000 miles. I replaced the timing belt when I bought it, but other than that all I had to do was oil changes. I would have loved to keep the car forever, but the LX version does not have air conditioning, and I am soon moving to a hotter climate. Mine was manual, and I did have some problems down shifting into second, as it would grind, and I don't know if that was standard among this model or not. I had to slow down a lot more than normal standards in order to shift into second gear smoothly. Overall this car was amazing and after buying, I was extremely impressed with Kia, and this Spectra. From some other Kia's that I have been in and this one, I see that Kia does a great job at making comfortable vehicles. Very reliable, comfortable, cost efficient, and just an overall great car!
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The 2007 Kia Spectra5 attracts attention with its lengthy list of safety features built in for a lower price. It has standard front airbags, curtain airbags, and a tire-pressure monitor. Anti-lock brakes are optional on the Spectra5 and SX trim levels. Government crash testing agencies awarded the Kia Spectra5 four out of five stars for front-impact protection and three out of five stars for rear-impact crashes. The IIHS gave the Spectra5 a rating of ""acceptable"" for frontal-offset tests and a ""poor"" rating for side-impact tests. The safety scores could be improved and will be considered by the Kia engineers.
|2007 Kia Spectra5 SX 4dr Hatchback||Horse Power||138 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||136 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm|
|Capacity of Fuel tank||14.0 Gallons|
|Mileage (MPG)||27 City – 33 Highway|