Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2009 Kia Spectra?
Safety features, look, comfort.
Cons: How would you improve your 2009 Kia Spectra?
Change colours used for the instrument panel - matt silver on black just does not work and makes it very hard to read especially the speedometer.
2009 Kia Spectra Review:
This is my second Spectra5. I loved my 2006 Spectra5 and felt it was reliable, comfortable, easy to drive and had good safety features so much so that I gave it to my son for his first car after getting his license and replaced mine with the new 2009 model. Pretty much seems the same except - and this to me is a big design flaw - the instrument panel now has a black background with silver needles and on the speedometer, a matt silver ring inside of which, on the black background are the MPH figures. With this colour combination it makes it very hard to read (unless illuminated) and impossible if you are wearing sunglasses - essential eye wear in the Arizona summer. I emailed my concerns to Kia and their response left, on my answering machine, was "change your sunglasses"! Did they not think that would be the first thing I would try? Made no difference anyway. I used to recommend this little car to everyone, not any more though.
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