2006 Kia Optima User Reviews

2006 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying all 5 2006 Kia Optima reviews.

Marc writes:
2006 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

Pros

Practically Everything

Cons

None

55

My First Car — 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. Great car. All you could ask for, really. Comfortable sedan with plenty of room in the front and back. Lots of trunk space, far more than most cars I've been in. Great gas mileage, which is good because I commute to college every day. Got it in pristine condition, no complaints on sturdiness or performance. Good sound system. If you're looking for a good all-around car that will do its job well and last you a long time, look no further than an 06 Optima.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2006 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

Pros

transmission

Cons

not a real manly car

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Its A Good Car — 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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Clint writes:
2006 Kia Optima EX Review
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5

Pros

Fuel milage

Cons

lack of horsepower

35

Not A Bad Deal — Good car, great on gas. Consistantly gets more than 30 MPG and has decent pickup. Fairly reliable, never hesitates and the standard transmission is very simple to use. The gas tank is the largest I've ever seen on a 4 banger, at over 18 gallons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marya writes:
2006 Kia Optima LX Review
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3

Pros

turbo charged, reliable

Cons

cheap plastic parts

25

My Kia Optima — runs well. A lot of miles on it already. But lots of cheap plastic parts. Yuck. Overall, a good car though. My loan sucks though and so did the Kia dealer that sold it to me, but they went out of business. fun to drive though! v-4 but picks up nicely. sports car in a sedans body.

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Murat writes:
2006 Kia Optima EX Review
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5

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Very  much rigging like  MP3 player, 4 window automatic, ABS, EBS etc plus 4 disc brake..  Standart!

Cons

Nothing near.

35

My Father Decided To Buy And Bought — At 1st i did not want cause of Kia, but it changed my mind.Really good car with economic engine.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Kia Optima Reviews

Good Commuter By Jeffrey

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 ... Read More

It Rocks By Kristin

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 o... Read More

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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

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

Nice By Hunter

it has a porsche transmission and a v6 nice leather interior wood control panels nice performance ok in snownot average cost to manage its fun car fun to power up awesome all round nice car good for ... 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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