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Kia Spectra, Hatchback
#316 of 463 Re: gas mileage for spectra5 [spmrebel]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:04 pm)
I stand by my statement. One manual lever cannot adjust a seat bottom in the same way as do two manual controls that independently raise and lower different parts of the cushion. I think we may be talking in different terms as to what constitutes "adjusting" the seat cushion. I will leave it at that.
FWIW, here is my review of the 2004.5 Spectra, with comments on the seat height adjuster. Maybe the adjuster has been improved since that model year?
backy, "2005 Kia Spectra/Cerato" #198, 27 Mar 2004 2:09 pm
#317 of 463 Re: gas mileage for spectra5 [backy]
Jan 31, 2006 (6:57 am)
nope still the same. single lever hight adjustment and single lever recline adjustment. Suits me just fine, I find my seats in the 05 spec5 more comfortable than my inlaws elantra. but that is just my opinion.
my 2 cents.
#318 of 463 Re: gas mileage for spectra5 [geomatics]
Jan 31, 2006 (6:15 pm)
I have both an 05 Spectra EX (my girlfriends) and an 05 Elantra GT in my garage. Both in my opinion are equally comfortable and can be adjusted the same.
Jan 31, 2006 (6:22 pm)
just above mine here settles it.
BTW-would you be goofy enough to let a seat decide what kind of rig you buy...anyway?
#320 of 463 Re: There, the post [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 31, 2006 (8:48 pm)
Hey, who are you calling goofy!?!? 8-)
#321 of 463 That's just uncanny that you
Jan 31, 2006 (9:12 pm)
would think that I meant you, backy!
I didn't mean you, though I certainly recall that you have an issue with new-world-order Kia Spectra seats.
No, really I think it's goofy if anybody lets something like a new car's seat affect whether or not they would buy the car or not. How about looking at it this way: if somebody likes a car's seat and they also like several more important features of that car, well then great. They can lump the seat in with all of the other things that they love about that car.
But, what if someone love's a new car's manual transmission, it's moonroof, it's stereo, it's leather-wrapped steering wheel, it's speed-sensitive power steering, etc. The one thing they don't like is the car's seat. They may even dig that new car's Warranty, it's initial price, etc. but it's that nasty seat they don't like. I don't know about you, but IMHO, I think that's just...goofy!
Remember the 2006 Hyundai Sonata thread a couple months ago...people were complaining about the new Sonata's seat, that they felt like they were leaning forward in the seat too much, that Hyundai mis-built the driver's seat. I haven't test drove the Sonata, so I don't know personally what they're talking about, but I think they were being goofy.
Imagine that, backy, me thinking someone else is goofy!
Oh, I almost forgot! Seattle 27, Pittsburgh 18. I'll tweak it throughout the week as needs be. That's how I think the Big Boy is gonna come out. Can't wait for the Seahawks to get their first title!
#322 of 463 Re: That's just uncanny that you [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:30 pm)
When I was at my local Kia dealer driving the Rio5 last weekend, I did a test-sit in the Spectra5 just to make sure I wasn't imagining things when I drove the Spectra awhile back. I wasn't. Same lousy single-lever adjuster. The Rio5, fortunately, has the dual-knob setup like the old Spectra had and like the Elantra and several other Kias and Hyundais have. I was able to adjust the Rio5's seat juuuuuuust right.
But the seat bottom wouldn't turn me away from the Spectra5. The $18.2k sticker price (without much in the way of rebates) would do that all by itself.
#323 of 463 Re: That's just uncanny that you [backy]
Feb 01, 2006 (4:36 am)
Keep in mind that the 2 cars are in entirely different classes: Rio-sub compact, Spectra -mid size.
Feb 01, 2006 (4:38 am)
SEOUL) February 1, 2006 -- Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its overseas retail sales of passenger cars and light trucks in January 2006 recorded 54,834 units, representing a 7.1% year-on-year increase.
By region, Europe continued its steady growth with 21,940 units sold in January for a 13.8% rise over the same period of last year. Meanwhile, sales of Kia vehicles in the general market and North America recorded 14,014 units (4.3% year-on-year increase) and 18,880 (2.2% year-on-year increase), respectively.
Popular RV models -- Sportage compact SUV (8,250 units) and Sorento full-size SUV (8,196 units) -- were Kia’s top selling vehicles in overseas markets in January. The A-segment Picanto -- Kia’s top selling model overseas in 2005 -- and the B-segment Rio were the third and fourth best-selling models in January, posting sales of 7,568 and 7,916 units, respectively.
Yong-Hwan Kim, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Kia Motors Corporation, said, “All indications show that Kia is once again off to a fast start to begin the year.”
“And thanks to our continuing aggressive new model launch strategy, we aim to sell 1,226,900 vehicles globally in 2006, with 907,900 of this amount in overseas markets.”
New Kia models to be introduced in 2006 include the short body version of the new Carnival (Sedona) MPV, the completely redesigned new Carens compact MPV and an all-new C-segment car designed specifically for the European market that will be produced at Kia’s new factory in Slovakia. Also, the ever-popular Sorento SUV will receive a face-lift in 2006 along with the C-segment Cerato (Spectra) and Opirus (Amanti) luxury sedan.
1) Figures do not include domestic sales and KD (knock down) exports assembled at overseas plants.
2) “General market” includes the regions of Central & South America, Asia & Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
****so much for the hope of the body style being around long enough for the aftermarket accessories giants to make some really cool stuff for our little cars.**
#325 of 463 Re: That's just uncanny that you [geomatics]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:39 am)
Rio is actually in the compact class now, measured by EPA interior volume (which is what puts Spectra into the mid-sized class). But at over $18k, the Spectra5 is getting into Mazda3s 5-door territory, and is far above (price-wise) Elantra 5-door territory. For the money, I'd much rather have a Mazda3s, or save a few thousand bucks and go with the Elantra. Maybe that is why my local Kia dealer has lots of Spectras on the lot.