2005 Kia Optima User Reviews

2005 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Richard writes:
2005 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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5

Pros

The Kia Optima handles very well and responds quickly to the driver's actions. It has more amenities than you would think a small to medium sedan this size would have. The ride is very smooth and it accelerates with ease.

Cons

We have only owned the car for two months and haven't yet discovered anything we are unhappy with.

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2005 Kia Optima Ex-v6 — 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 more weight) the Kia still holds it's own and seems to be quicker in cornering, accelerating, and stopping. Both vehicles were pretty close in accessories and amenities. However, the smaller Kia has a big advantage in parking and fuel consumption, which is to be expected. It is a pleasant change of pace!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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JPenn856 writes:
2005 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

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Gas mileage, ease of repairs, handling in many weather conditions.

Cons

Air bag light constantly on, nit the most comfortable seats, automatic transmission has no power.

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Good Car, Wish I Could Have Owned It New — 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 everyday to and from work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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usedkia_05 writes:
2005 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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4

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nice gas mileage

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small car

usedkia_05
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Decent Car For The Money And Mileage — It is a small car, I have a family of 5 way to small with growing boys, great car if you like a small car. Nice gas mileage and price, not the deluxe package, but decent inside!!!! Cd player, power windows and locks.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jjackson1966 writes:
2005 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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5

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Very nice looking and easy to drive.

Cons

Part a little expensive.

jjackson1966
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Great 2005 Optmia — This is a very nice mid size care with many nice features only found on very high end cars. Long trips are very comfortable and highway gas milage is good. low maintenance cost with very little issues, the only issue we have had is the security module has gone out causing the remotes not to work.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Danny writes:
2005 Kia Optima LX Review
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dependable to a point.

Cons

lacking some quality control at the factory

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Not The Best, But Certainly Not The Worst — Aside from the broken window the day we drove it off the lot and the 7 times to the shop for repairs, including a complete door replacement. Also the 6 trips to the store for repeated headlight replacements due to faulty wiring. The car has held up well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Janie writes:
2005 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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Great handling, good gas mileage, and looks fabulous!

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Not a Porsche 911 convertible.

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Great Sedan. Great Value For The Price. — Found this car at a steal. Leather trim, sunroof, wind and water deflectors. Good gas mileage on the road. Great style. Handling is excellent. Have already put over 20K in just about 18 months. No problems.

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Rebecca writes:
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good gas mileage and

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"off brand", not as good performance - but why  buy a Kia if this is what you wanted?

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As A Basic Car It Gets Ya There And Back. — Good stock speakers, awesome color. tons of compartments. fits all friends inside.

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2014 Kia Optima Reviews

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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

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2012 Kia Optima Reviews

The Car Is Nice By MichalSokolov

I'm extremely satisfied with that car! It drives very well, looking great and interior is nice! Fuel economy is also very nice and efficient. Maintanence cost is pretty cheap - it's not a BMW or Merc... Read More

Excellent Bang For The Buck, Great Value. . By crzomp

I really like all that you get for your money. Very solid feel and very tight handling. Great "back road" driving experience. Good brakes, mediocre fuel economy. Absolutely no reliabilty issues. A lot... Read More

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2011 Kia Optima Reviews

Fun, Fast, And Reliable By joel0981

I love everything, speed and handling. Small motor with big bite. Shift able automatic and very nice navigation system with rear view camer. But sad to see it didn't come out in manual. Hopefully one ... Read More

Best Car I Ever Had By salvadorefrain94

I have 3 cars in my entire life. I am 19 and so far the KIA Optima is the most reliable vehicle I had not only that but it definitely has a luxury look to it so is also very stylish as well as economi... Read More

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2009 Kia Optima Reviews

Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car By fisheral

Talk about value for the money. This car has been a good and relatively reliable all around family car with plenty of comfortable space for four (sometimes five). Looked at Accord, Fusion and Sonata... Read More

My View Of Kia Cars/corporation Has Gone Way Up After Buying This Car. By MrBigFish1959

Love it! The car is smooth, quiet, & dependable, with good mpg & enough bells and whistles to make it fun to drive. Great buy! Highly recommended! Read More

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