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2001 Kia Optima SE V6Review
Jeffrey writes:
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Good Commuter — 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 brake calipers. Good bang for the buck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It isa  Magentis my American friends

Cons: getting aftermarket parts.

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2001 Kia Optima SEReview
Kristin writes:
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It Rocks — 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 owned by a columbian drug dealer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good gas mileage

Cons: its only a 4 cylinder

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2001 Kia Optima SE V6Review
Brian writes:
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Kia Carnival — so so. reasonably well built for its age good appearance overall. some really good features included low maintenance. goes well for its age. not a racing car in any way. Great for touring the country side or packing the family in for a day out. nice driving down country roads, handles fairly well.

Pros: nice tourer

Cons: bit of a slug some times

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2001 Kia Optima LXReview
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Kia Optima — I have been rather pleased with the overall experiance. I would recommend a KIA to anyone I know. I would also recommend a V6. I have a 4 and it is powerfull enough but the gas mileage actually is worse with a 4. I think its because it has to work harder than a V6. I had to replace the timing belt at 50000, but most models need something.

Pros: overall good

Cons: gas mileage could be better

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2001 Kia Optima LX V6Review
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2001 Kia Optima — the kia optima is a great car. it is a very reliable car that makes for a good everyday driver. the car has a good suspension set up for a 4 door sedan. the ride is smooth but not overly loose. i have noticed the car tends to understeer when pushed to its limits but other than that the car handels nicely. i have had no problems with the engine or trany. the four speed automatic delivers smooth shifts at a decent speed. Kia has made an outstanding car for the price.

Pros: engine, trany, suspension and steering, interior room, and price.

Cons: the car is not a performance car by any means.

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2001 Kia Optima LXReview
rmstiers writes:
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It As Been Great Car For All Its Been Through — Great on gas milage got me where i needed to go with no problems i done put close to 75000 miles on it and i am the second owner parts a little much most you have t get at dealership that bites but pretty good car

Owner for 3 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:26,000

Pros: easy on gas

Cons: most parts have to get at dealership

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2001 Kia Optima Review
Bikecab says:
vs2000 Hyundai Sonata
2001 Kia Optima winning categories:
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2000 Hyundai Sonata better.
"Slightly larger"
Family Car Ranked 2000 Hyundai Sonata worse.
"Economy"
2001 Kia Optima LX Review
GuruF1X3P says:
vs1989 Honda Accord LX
2001 Kia Optima LX winning categories:
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Power Ranked 1989 Honda Accord LX better.
"Ive been called crazy by some for saying it, But when comparing Carburetors to Fuel Injection. Its Carburetor all the way. "
Back Seats Ranked 1989 Honda Accord LX better.
"Its like this, Chevy or Ford-- Its Chevy of course. Same with Honda or KIA-- HONDA baby. Im just prejudiced that way."

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2020 Kia Optima Reviews

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Review By Larry

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2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C8TS7

The second Optima we have purchased and third Kia. They have been great! Read More

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Vhbigspring

The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers. Read More

Review By GuruX9K8M

I’ve been driving it for 5 days. So far I really like it. I have had Toyota Camry’s for years, but the car market made it hard for me to afford one now. The Optima reminds me of the Camry only I like... Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Chuck

Sharp quality sedan at a competative price point in the class. Read More

Review By Adaniellepittman

Not a good value. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

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