I am very pleased with my 2007 Kia Spectra!! I have had it for over 6 weeks and am enjoying the effeciency of my little car! The gas mileage is awesome and the ride is very comfortable (even if the riders are not average sized people!)...
I bought this car a week ago, a 2007 Kia Spectra EX with 9,000 miles on it. I couldn't wait for it to go through it's first tank of gas so I could fill it up and see if the mileage was as good as they said it was. It was! I drive city to work and took a couple of highway drives just to see how it performs going 70. I'd read a few, very few, so-so reviews on this car and wanted to see how it would perform for me. Man, it was excellent. On the interstate, I was up to speed and going 70 before I knew it. It has some serious power. I was driving a Chevy Capris,a rather large car, and I thought I would lose some pickup, but I was wrong. Anyway, when I finally went through the original tank of gas, I found out I'd gotten nearly 31 miles to the gallon, and it was 95% city driving! I can't get over how this car comes fully loaded. I'd test driven 2007 and 2008 Chevy's and every little thing costs extra. Not on the Kia, power everything. Airbags...geeze, it has at least 6, I'm thinking it has 8 including the curtian airbags. And room, both of my sons are over 6 ft tall and no one is cramped. One son sitting in the front seat has plenty of room to stretch out his long legs while the one sitting behind him said he has plenty of room for his too. If I didn't see it for myself, I'd not believe them. From the outside, looks like a small car, inside...no so much! My kids hook up their ipods (I've not had a chance to use the cd option yet, though it comes standard too) and rock out to this really decent stereo system. It's so much fun to drive. Being use to a big car, I'm having a ball maneuvering my Kia in and around traffic. With it's size, it's pickup, it's power, and it's incredible safety features, it is so much fun to drive! Getting over 30 miles to the gallon, that's just icing on the cake!
No frills, decent mileage. Dealer locations, hours and lack of loaner cars is a challenge for me (bought it used and didn't check, not the car's fault). Wouldn't get gray cloth interior again, tough with a dog. Trunk is larger than expected and the seats fold down from the inside. Not as comfortable for long drives, maybe because of airbags but seats are very sport-shaped and you have to sit in the groove. Overall, a good value for the price, but I am not planning to keep it much longer.