Road & Track writes about the new Kia Spectra5 as an improved handling hatchback. I believe that the 5 is better than the cushy sedan I drove a few months ago, but it sure doesn't look too great. The interior is unchanged and the price is higher, in the $15,000 range. So the Spectra5 brings the car's handling up a notch, but it would need quite a few notches just to reach the Corolla level or a few more to reach the Mazda3 level. Why would anyone shell out that much money on a Spectra when there's already plenty of good hatches out there? Do we have any Kia fans out there?

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