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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"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
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Jeffrey writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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4

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It isa  Magentis my American friends

Cons

getting aftermarket parts.

85

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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Kristin writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE Review
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5

Pros

good gas mileage

Cons

its only a 4 cylinder

35

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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Brian writes:
2001 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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3

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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

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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

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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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2002 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Sporty, Family Car. By cooltonep

I really like this car and I would recommend it to others. It has a nice body and its deceptively fast. The one negative is that it requires frequent fuel fill-ups as it does eat up gas if used as a p... Read More

Effective By Diana715

Overall this is very reliable car. It is a safe car. I like the fact that it has leather seats and a sun roof. It drives very well but does have a few mechanical issues that need some work. It is ... Read More

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2003 Kia Optima Reviews

Looks Great, Runs Perfectly, Has Good Power! By daaronlane31

This car has been a terrific part of my family. Always have enjoyed driving it. Is very comfortable to drive every day! Is an excellent family car that I'm sure anyone would enjoy driving every day. I... Read More

I'm A Kia Optima Driver For Life! By DeMaster

I love the fact that this car has been reliable in all conditions and has proven it's paid for itself over and over, thanks Kia! features in this 03 model are still competitive today. the multiple big... Read More

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2004 Kia Optima Reviews

I Am Happy With This Car Overall By mrleger

I bought this car in 2005 with 10,000 miles on it. Its now 2015 it has around 235,000 miles and beside for normal maintenance I have not had many issues with it other than the air bag light and headli... Read More

Great All Around Car. By sellquick

The car is an awesome performer with plenty of power. The AC will freeze you out. Gas mileage is great. Interior cabin is well laid out with all controls easily accessible. Very comfortable to drive. ... Read More

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2005 Kia Optima Reviews

2005 Kia Optima Ex-v6 By Richard

We, especially my wife, loves the smaller size of the Optima as compared to her old 1999 Buick Century. Although the ride was a bit smoother in the Buick (a plus for most mid size Buick sedans due to ... Read More

Good Car, Wish I Could Have Owned It New By JPenn856

I dislike the automatic transmission, it takes away from the power of the motor. The car gets around thirty miles to the gallon, and generally runs on any type of gas. I is a fun driver and I drive it... Read More

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2006 Kia Optima Reviews

My First Car By Marc

I was surprised at how nice a car I got for my first car. Was looking at an earlier model Hyundai Accent GT, turns out the bank wouldn't touch it because of the miles, and I got the Optima instead. Gr... Read More

Its A Good Car By Joshua

its roomy and has a shift tronic trans. that i like and helps for quicker pick up, good gas mileage, low maintenance and plenty of room and is a fun drive for an economy car for the price of it Read More

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