The redesigned 2004 Spectra offers a comfortable ride, quiet interior, and good fit and finish.
The four-cylinder engine delivers lackluster acceleration with the automatic and unimpressive fuel economy.
A Spectra5 hatchback was available starting in 2005.
The Spectra comes with standard side- and head-protection air bags, but it still got a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test.
ABS can be extremely hard to find.