2008 Kia Optima User Reviews

2008 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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ncdiscountcars writes:
2008 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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4

Pros

Value, reliability and gas mileage

Cons

Power

ncdiscountcars
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Lots Of Car For The Value! — 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 between 31-34 depending on has the car was driven and maintained). But the biggest thing about the EX trim with the V6 engine is that its hard to find a car so new, with so much for so little (as in price!). Its simply a GREAT VALUE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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msdenisemounsey writes:
2008 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

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Quiet, smooth ride. 25 mpg., low maintenance, never had to have any repairs. Great pick up, seats are comfortable.

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Nothing.  I have had no problems with this vehicle!

msdenisemounsey
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Good Lookin' And Economical — 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 comfortable and easy to clean.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sdmiller6182 writes:
2008 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

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very fun car and cheap to fix

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gas mileage seems wrong then written on owners manuel

sdmiller6182
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Looks Great Drives Smooth — I like everything about the kia but I just don't know kia optimas history on being a long term good car any body know or does any one got one that can help me...and they say it gets great gas mileage but it just don't seen like that to me..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jaco writes:
2008 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

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new, black, aux jack, radio control on the wheel, smooth, & quiet

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new car with 1600 miles on it from the dealer, lower mpg than what i expected, & no sunroof

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Pretty Badass For A First Car — ebony black gloss, 17" alloy wheels, v4 engine, 4 speed automatic transmission, additional curtain airbags, abs, am/fm/cd/mp3, 21/31 mpg, 16 gallons

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Tanisha writes:
2008 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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I love it because its very sleek but it also gets great milage and it a great family car

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This Is A Sexy And Empowering Piece Of Vehicle!!!!! — I love this car i had it for 3 days and didnt want to take it back!! I like this car so much that i plan on buying it!!

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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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