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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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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru5NFNH

I own a Nissan Altima and I wish I never did. I love my Kia. I don’t feel like I’m sitting on the ground. Rides great and I feel very relaxed driving it. Read More

Review By Guru9YCW67

Not sure what other car can be equal with this. The price is great, the features, and quality kia has brought is excellent! Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Samara

Great car! Nice features and worth the price! Very happy with my purchase!!! Read More

Review By Rafi6976

Just needs button start engine. It has smooth drive. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By yazmeenavarzamani01

It had a history of moderate to severe damage from wreckage Read More

Review By Guru9KSFD8

Better sound system, only thing the Kia Optima lacks Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru98WFWD

Has all of the bells and whistles. Only thing that would make it better is having a spare tire rather than just a can of fix a flat. I would compare the interior and ride to a Hyundai Sonata. The outs... Read More

Review By yldwall

Absolutely love the car. Comparable to the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry of like years, but on average about $10,000 less for virtually the same car. Very quiet, very fast, user-friendly and luxur... Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Ed

Great performance, great features, great looks for a great price. Read More

Review By Mye

Good trainer car for a young adult just starting out. Read More

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