2002 Kia Optima User Reviews

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    2002 Kia Optima SE Review
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    25

    Great Sporty, Family Car. — 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 primary vehicle, but all-in-all still a high-quality vehicle.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great overall car.

    Cons: Not the best as far as fuel economy is concerned.

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    2002 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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    Effective — 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 reasonably priced.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sunroof and reliability

    Cons: It is a 2002

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    2002 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    55

    Sportsmatic Gives It The Push! — The paint on this car, one hell of an awesome color! It's different from any other paint color that I have seen, and boy is it a bitch to match for touch ups. Gas mileage is decent. DO NOT LET A CHRYSLER COMPANY INSTALL AN AFTERMARKET REMOTE START SYSTEM. This car can NOT handle the amount of power needed to support one.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It can top out at 165mph. And the Sportsmatic mode.

    Cons: The door handles will look like crap if they are painted.

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    2002 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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    My Carr — Performance- goo acceleration, average braking, so-so handling. Good for mid-sized fam sedan Build Quality- its 9 years old and everything is still holding up pretty well Appearance- typical Korean styling, kinda wierd, though not offensive. Cost of Ownership- 25 mpg, not hard to keep up

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its comfortable

    Cons: its old

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    2002 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    Fun To Drive And Definitely Reccomend It! — Very reliable car! No major problems with it! Quick acceleration up to a point. Interior and exterior looks are above average and definitely compete with a comparable model accord and toyota. It has excellent handling, very sporty. Great car to own and very fun to drive!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks, performance, handling

    Cons: Cost of replacement parts

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    2002 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    Cheap Car - Bad Quality! — I bought this Kia Optima several years ago used and only owned it for 8 months. It was only 3 years old and already falling apart. Only 2 months after I bought it parts started going bad on it. First the water pump bearings went bad and then the radiator leaked and then the started misfiring. I maintained regular maintenance through the dealership, but nobody could identify the cause of some of these problems. Not to mention that the V6 got horrible mileage. The inside of the car was nothing to write home about. Inside and out this car didn't last.

    Owner for 0 years, 8 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,500

    Pros: Nice smooth ride.

    Cons: Very little power for a V6!  Bad overall design and construction!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great Bang For The Buck! By The2388

    Great car for personal use or commuting for work! Very roomy interior and trunk for family and "stuff"! Amazing speakers and sound system! Excellent Bluetooth phone operations with phone log memory f... Read More

    2014 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great By betrthnu_215

    So far I love it heads turn when I pull up. The base model comes with a lot of features. It handles like a dream I'm still trying to break him in so far only 397 miles on it. the interior is top notch... Read More

    Very Awsome Vehicle By skwiek

    My wife and I traded in our 2008 Town and Country on this vehicle. My wife loves it. Its sporty looking but great on gas mileage. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling is almost like its on rails. We ha... Read More

    2013 Kia Optima Reviews

    Too Much Plastic, Not Good Quality By Ms_Illusion_1974

    this car is NOTHING like I had researched on, the one I got is definitely a bad nightmare, handles terrible,, mediocre gas mileage- the steering is a danger , as it drifts left to right,, you have to ... Read More

    Hard To Find Such A Great Value Anywhere Else By Patrick

    Overall a great car, has options that European luxury cars don't have at twice the price, drives well, looks good. Feels a small bit underpowered and would like to see better gas mileage if not a more... Read More

    2012 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great Car!!! By migration_Qshaq87

    The car drives better than expected! This was the only four cylinder I felt had enough power! The ride is sporty and confidence inspiring. With the amount of awards it has won and how much it has chan... Read More

    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

    2011 Kia Optima Reviews

    Never Been In The Shop For Any Type Of Repair. Gas Milage Is Great. I Average 28-29 Mpg By KBarber_1234

    Fun car to drive. kick it in manual and it feels like a sports car. traction control work awesome in the snow. I test drove the 2.0 turbo and with this 2.4L high output engine, I didn't feel much diff... Read More

    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

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