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    Recalls: Kia recalling 58K Spectra models for fuel tank issue, 12K Sorentos for transmission concern [UPDATE]
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Kia is recalling 58,322 2004 through 2007 Spectra models due to fuel tank straps that may corrode over time. The recall, however, is only taking place in northern states that utilize salt on roads during the winter. The NHTSA report says that one or both straps may separate, allowing ...

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    Stunning Kia Forte revealed!
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    click the picture to view a high resolution gallery of the 2009 Kia ForteJust the other day, we were all looking at a teaser pic and speculating wildly, and now, here it is. Kia dropped official images of its Spectra successor, the Forte, on the interwebs, and it is one sharp little car. The styling that the Forte introduces is Kia's new look, from the pen ...

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    Kia coupe headed to production mid-2009, replacing Spectra
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    click above for high-res gallery of the Kia Koup ConceptWave goodbye to the Spectra name; Kia's planning on sending the moniker packing when the car is replaced in mid-2009. Kicking up the style as a way to grab the dollars of younger buyers, Kia will introduce the styling paradigm laid out by the Koup Concept at last year's New York Auto Show, which will ...

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    Kia releases second teaser of next-gen Spectra
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    First there was the sketch showing Kia's Spectra replacement, the Forte, looking tantalizingly great. Now comes what appears to be a photograph of the actual car to further whet our appetites. While we know the Forte is going to crib lines from the great looking Koup concept that we saw in New York, we can't help but be reminded of the Saturn Ion by this ...

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    Kia releases sketch of next-gen Spectra
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    Although we couldn't find news of this on either Kia's US or UK media sites, we wanted all of you to see it for yourselves. The Car Blogger is sourcing Kia for the sketch you see above, allegedly showing the company's Spectra replacement, rumored to be called the Forte when it's unveiled in August. Showing off what's rumored to be "Kia's new family look," ...

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    Kia TV ad: Spectra is so fuel efficient, you will forget which side the car the gas tank is on
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    Fuel efficiency is becoming more important to cars buyers. Ads are starting to reflect that and the best one I have seen recently is Kia's ad for the Spectra. The commercial's music is just a piano and the folksy voice of Joe Purdy singing "I just can't seem to get it right today." The visuals are a variety of melancholy people struggling to remember ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Kia Spectra EX
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    click above image for high-res gallery of the 2007 Kia Spectra EXTime was, buying a small car from an entry-level brand meant you'd end up in the penalty box. Vinyl-swathed interiors, cheap and nasty plastics, medieval seats, etc. Those were the bad parts, but there were some aspects of basic cars that we miss. The widespread availability of manual ...

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    Not all resale values are created equal
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    Buying a new car or truck can be a very expensive endeavor. Style, safety, and reliability are usually at the top of shopper's lists, but the one area that will get you in the end is the all-important resale value. Some vehicles, like the Honda Odyssey, hold their value extremely well, even after five years. Owners of the Dodge Caravan aren't nearly as ...

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    Spy Pics: 2007 Hyundai Elantra spotted
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    Edmunds.com's Inside Line is offering up some spy shots of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra, albeit masked under heavy camo. With a projected price point of around $14,000 paired with an updated design, the Elantra looks poised to put Hyundai within reach of its projected 1 million U.S. sales. On the mechanical side, Edmunds says that the twin-cam, ...

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