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2002 Kia Optima SEReview
cooltonep writes:
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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 V6Review
Diana715 writes:
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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 V6Review
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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 V6Review
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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 V6Review
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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 V6Review
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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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2020 Kia Optima Reviews

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2019 Kia Optima Reviews

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2018 Kia Optima Reviews

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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

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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

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