2003 Kia Optima User Reviews

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    2003 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    65

    I'm A Kia Optima Driver For Life! — I love the fact that this car has been reliable in all conditions and has proven it's paid for itself over and over, thanks Kia! features in this 03 model are still competitive today. the multiple big plush seats are definitely a super plus for long commutes of 1 hr to and from work 5 days a week and then because its so big on the inside, its the car of choice for picking p all my friends and taking long road trips out of town on the weekends.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: love this car, became the favorite and most dependable out of all my friend's cars. when everyone else was broke down, i was rolling nice and cool in my Kia and still getting people wanting to buy it after 170k miles. Even towed a UHaul trailer 3400 miles!

    Cons: gas mileage not as good as 2011 or better optima - time to upgrade :-)

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    2003 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    Nice — it has a porsche transmission and a v6 nice leather interior wood control panels nice performance ok in snownot average cost to manage its fun car fun to power up awesome all round nice car good for frst cargreat quality

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it has porsches transmission and v6

    Cons: not really any

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    2003 Kia Optima LX Review
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    The Kia Optima Lx 2003 — It's the BOMB when it comes to mileage and is pretty smooth on control and braking. The window frames are weak, and the ratteling could be de to poor/lack of care. Exterior design is alright, but the inside is pretty sweet. Hardly had any maintencance done, and is a great car to drive; especially if you're a first-time-driver.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Excellent mileage and control

    Cons: Exterior isn't quiet built for protection

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    2003 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    Kia Love — This car is a v-6 so it moves but it gets up and goes better than any other v-6 Ive driven. It was in a wreck and kept my kids safe. The cop even mentioned how impressed he is with my car when he has seen it in wrecks. You should have see what the Toyota Tacoma that hit us looked like. It is very comfortable and we've owned it from 30,000 miles to 100,000 and haven't had a single problem with it. We have driven on some long trips and it is little a little trooper getting about 28-32 mpg. It handles driving in snow like a dream. I love this car and my car knows it.

    Pros: Performance, comfort, attractive

    Cons: paint is faded  in spots

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    2003 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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    Absolutely Rocks! — I bought this car used and it has served me well. I love the acceleration on it and although i have had to be a little more cautious on the brakes it has been excellent on that too. It is not a threat to personal safety. I got it with a warranty and has needed repair only for the steering wheel. everything else has been in very good condition and i still use it! great on gas, exterior looks very good and it definitely is fun to drive and be seen driving :) the interior of the car is gorgeous! and to think i got all that for a good price, almost unbelievable! I would definitely recommend the car to a friend. It was worth every dime and more!

    Pros: Good looking car that runs efficiently

    Cons: Careful on the brakes

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    2003 Kia Optima SE V6 Review
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    Great First Car ! — i had this car as my first car and i didn't know it at the time but I couldn't have asked for more. The car was speedy and sporty looking, especially with those tinted widows on the car. I got tons of complements from people thinking it was a mercedes. Everything in car worked well and ran well for the time I had it. As for safety, it was just great. It was totaled in an accident where another driver smashed into the front of my car. I should have been really hurt based on the damage but walked away with minor injuries. The acceleration was decent but breaking and handling were better than expected for the price. I had great time with this car and wish it hadn't been totaled.

    Pros: Safety, good performance and accessories for price, great engine

    Cons: slow acceleration but still descent

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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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