2001 Kia Optima User Reviews

2001 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
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Kristin writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE Review
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5

Pros

good gas mileage

Cons

its only a 4 cylinder

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It Rocks — it has a spacious interior, adequete acceleration, good on the gas mileage, and fun to drive. The handling is smooth and the maintenance is relatively light if the car is newer and wasn't previously owned by a columbian drug dealer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffrey writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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4

Pros

It isa  Magentis my American friends

Cons

getting aftermarket parts.

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Good Commuter — Some reliability issues as it ages. All of the steell lines(brakes and steering) have rotted. not bad for 140k. Alternator and brakes have been done. Too bad no one can build a car with reliable rear brake calipers. Good bang for the buck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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3

Pros

nice tourer

Cons

bit of a slug some times

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Kia Carnival — so so. reasonably well built for its age good appearance overall. some really good features included low maintenance. goes well for its age. not a racing car in any way. Great for touring the country side or packing the family in for a day out. nice driving down country roads, handles fairly well.

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Mike writes:
2001 Kia Optima LX Review
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3

Pros

overall good

Cons

gas mileage could be better

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Kia Optima — I have been rather pleased with the overall experiance. I would recommend a KIA to anyone I know. I would also recommend a V6. I have a 4 and it is powerfull enough but the gas mileage actually is worse with a 4. I think its because it has to work harder than a V6. I had to replace the timing belt at 50000, but most models need something.

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Jason writes:
2001 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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4

Pros

engine, trany, suspension and steering, interior room, and price.

Cons

the car is not a performance car by any means.

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2001 Kia Optima — the kia optima is a great car. it is a very reliable car that makes for a good everyday driver. the car has a good suspension set up for a 4 door sedan. the ride is smooth but not overly loose. i have noticed the car tends to understeer when pushed to its limits but other than that the car handels nicely. i have had no problems with the engine or trany. the four speed automatic delivers smooth shifts at a decent speed. Kia has made an outstanding car for the price.

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rmstiers writes:
2001 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

Pros

easy on gas

Cons

most parts have to get at dealership

rmstiers
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It As Been Great Car For All Its Been Through — Great on gas milage got me where i needed to go with no problems i done put close to 75000 miles on it and i am the second owner parts a little much most you have t get at dealership that bites but pretty good car

Owner for 3 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:26,000

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