Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 5:51 AM
You are in the Kia Spectra/Spectra5
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Kia Spectra, Sedan
#462 of 464 Re: Spectra Rattles [serge79]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:44 am)
A question to your question:
Did the dealer only have 1 Spectra in stock? By that I mean, did you drive any others? If 2 out of 3, 4 out of 5, etc. drove fine and rattle/hum free, perhaps the first one you drove was the exception. Just a thought.
My 2004.5 Spectra is hum and rattle free at 24k+ hard driven Michigan miles. Best (aka: trouble free) new car I've owned to date, and I'm over 40.
For sure, you are going to read about some Spectras with problems on the various forums. Ditto for all the makes and models. It's the nature of the beast.
I just wouldn't write off the Spectra yet until you drive a couple of more.
#463 of 464 Re: Spectra Rattles [spectraman]
Aug 07, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Thanks for your answer & help, spectraman!
Well... I tried 2 Spectras one was an automatic EX, this is the "mid level" model here in Canada. There was a strange humming coming from the front of the car when I pressed on the gas. I told the dealer and they tried it and said something was definitely wrong. In this car, I also had a constant rattle in the driver's door and a second one that was coming and going in the dash in front of the passenger. Everywhere they say the Spectra has a good fit & finish, so yes I was surprised. That first car had 27 km on it so brand new! The day after I brought this one back to dealer, I tried another midlevel EX manual this time. It was so new this one, the plastic was still on the seats! It had the same rattle in the driver's door. I could not believe it. I really don't know what to do. I may go for my second choice which was a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and I'm getting a good deal on it.
If you think roads are bad in Michigan you would not believe the condition of the roads here in New Brunswick, Canada. The winters we have here....