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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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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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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Joshua writes:
2006 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

Pros

transmission

Cons

not a real manly car

25

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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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

Pros

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

2014 Kia Optima Reviews

Very Awsome Vehicle By skwiek

My wife and I traded in our 2008 Town and Country on this vehicle. My wife loves it. Its sporty looking but great on gas mileage. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling is almost like its on rails. We ha... Read More

Beyond It's Class! By Igor_Smetaniuk

In our search for a stylish but sporty looking sedan & importantly having safety in mind, we originally looked at the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. Expanding the search, just to see if there were an... Read More

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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Hard To Find Such A Great Value Anywhere Else By Patrick

Overall a great car, has options that European luxury cars don't have at twice the price, drives well, looks good. Feels a small bit underpowered and would like to see better gas mileage if not a more... Read More

My Luxury Optima Sports Sedan. Best Car Eva By bradlindsey69

4.8 out of 9. Course the 2015 KIA Optima SXL turbo's have fixed all the changes I'd make and I wish they would supercharge the Cadenza and I'd upgrade to that because the Limited Cadenza will be my ne... Read More

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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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