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2005 Kia Optima User Reviews

2005 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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

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JPenn856 writes:
2005 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

Pros

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.

JPenn856
25

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

Cons

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
25

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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3

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dependable to a point.

Cons

lacking some quality control at the factory

25

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!

Cons

Not a Porsche 911 convertible.

25

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:
2005 Kia Optima LX Review
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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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2011 Kia Optima Reviews

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2009 Kia Optima Reviews

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2008 Kia Optima Reviews

Lots Of Car For The Value! By ncdiscountcars

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