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Pros: The gas usage and the mp3 input.
Cons: The size of the interiorI found the kia spectra to be a very wise financialy sound purchase it is great on gas consumption, very durable and trustworthy. But not for drivers over 6'0 tall.
Cons: horrible gas mileage
Advice: look at honda and toyota firstI recently purchased a 2007 Spectra EX. For the the most part the car performs well and is relatively comfortable. The gas mileage has been a nightmare, the sticker said 27 city however I am LUCKY to get 20, been averaging under, sad for a car this size. Smaller problem is the car is quite noisy especially in the morning. Good trunk space