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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"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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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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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

2014 Kia Optima Reviews

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

It's A Good Car By Angel

It's a good car at a reasonable price. It's very functional and I would recommend it. It gets good gas milage and rides smooth. I wish they had more color choices though. We got gray but it shows ... Read More

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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Would Not Buy Again,,, By Ms_Illusion_1974

Overall, I was greatly dissapointed on the gas mileage, and again on the way it handled in the snow,,they used a lot of plastic exterior parts when building this car, and just not the quality I was ho... Read More

Great Bang For The Buck! By DustinD

I looked for this car for a long time and finally found the perfect one at the perfect price on cargurus.com! We saw a lot of LX models for the same price as we found the EX model (which was actually... 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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