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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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"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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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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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Bang For The Buck! By DustinD

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2012 Kia Optima Reviews

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2011 Kia Optima Reviews

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

Great Daily Driver By Merrill

I bought this Kia as a replacement for a 2008 Infiniti M, and I have previously owned Cadillac, Chrysler, Buick and Acura. I was blown away by the power, style and comfort in this Kia, especially com... 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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2008 Kia Optima Reviews

Lots Of Car For The Value! By ncdiscountcars

The Kia Optima personifies value. The styling for the 2008 was subtle and pleasant (of course the latest body style is far more audacious and bold!) and the car had great gas mileage (somewhere betwee... Read More

Good Lookin' And Economical By msdenisemounsey

This is one of my most favorite cars I have owned in 35 years. It looks classy, runs great, and has been extremely reliable. The interior is roomy and has good head clearance. The seats are comforta... Read More

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