2004 Kia Optima User Reviews

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    2004 Kia Optima EX Review
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    5
    Out of all my cars throughout the years, including BMW, Cadillac and Maserati this has been the most reliable one. Have had some paint problems on the plastic bumpers and door handle trims, but apart from that no faded paint or rust. Although not a race car it has a comfortable ride and is well behaved in all situations.
    Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE worse.
    "One of the most beautiful designed tail lights on any car."
    Would Buy Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE worse.
    "In my opinion it is a better car."
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    Value Ranked 2005 Kia Optima better.
    "They are the same with less problems because its the later model"
    2004 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    75

    I Am Happy With This Car Overall — I bought this car in 2005 with 10,000 miles on it. Its now 2015 it has around 235,000 miles and beside for normal maintenance I have not had many issues with it other than the air bag light and headlights.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very few issues with this car when it was newer. Good acceleration and handling.

    Cons: The airbag light is on and is a common issue withmhis model. Headlights burn out very quickly, replaced every 3 to 4 months.

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    2004 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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    35

    Great All Around Car. — The car is an awesome performer with plenty of power. The AC will freeze you out. Gas mileage is great. Interior cabin is well laid out with all controls easily accessible. Very comfortable to drive. I drove this car almost three hours straight and loved it.

    Pros: Great gas mileage. Comfortable seating. Awesome handling. The 2.7 V6 provides more than enough power.

    Cons: No cons here.

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    2004 Kia Optima LX Review
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    55

    Great For The Price — I enjoy this car to carry me to and from work. It's great on gas I get 370 miles to a tank of gas. I plan to buy a newer in the near future. I like Kia vehicles it's been great over all.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great on gas not to bad of a looking car.

    Cons: Nothing  much complain about

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    2004 Kia Optima LX Review
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    A Great Car Ready For A Second Owner And Another 65,000 Miles. — This has been an outstanding car for the value. Very little maintenance needed other than oil and fluid changes. It handles well and has good acceleration and gas mileage. It is a sharp looiking car and quite comfortable. We were quite happy with it.

    Pros: Newer brakes and tires. Arctic A/C. All systems work fine. Timing belt recently changed. Regularly maintained. Very comfortable car wiith a sharp design. A very good car mechanically and performance-wise.

    Cons: Some blemishes to car's exterior (minor dent, ding, chips, bumper.) Sometimes there is a slight hesitancy on accelerating in first use of car for the day. Steering is a little stiff.

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    2004 Kia Optima EX Review
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    135

    2004 Kia Optima Ex — This car replaced my 1992 Pontiac Grand Am. Bought my Kia Optima brand new on October 29th 2004, from Kia Mall of Georgia. The car is fun to drive, for a Kia, it has impressed many of my family and friends. My Optima is built great, I haven't had any problems. Stylish yet sporty and I love my moon roof and key less entry. My car averages 30mpg. Our first year of owning this car, we drove down to Florida on a full tank of gas. Total round trip was a tank and a half. Fun to drive, with the Sportmatic transmission, I enjoy driving this car in the sportmatic 'clutchless' mode.

    Pros: Fun to drop, great gas mileage, moonroof, fully loaded for a great price.  I have a little over 33,000 miles on it, original owner, no problems at all.

    Cons: No negatives

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    2004 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
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    Good Ride And Amenities For The Price — We were looking for a car when our '99 Intrepid bit the dust. We started looking for a used HONDA, but they were out of our price range. OUR LOCAL Honda dealer had this '04 Kia on the lot, and we liked the looks and reviews on the car. We bought it with 38,000 miles on the clock, and a year left on the bumper-to-bumper warrantee. We took it on a 1200-mile trip a week after we puchased it, and it behaved impeccably! Good hiway mileage, and a very civilized behavior. The manually adjustable driver's seat really helped my back problems on a long drive! The A/C is adequate, and the stock sound system is good.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: Predictable handling, driver's seat, great appearance.

    Cons: Almost impossible to fit a baby seat and two adults in the back seat.

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    2004 Kia Optima LX Review
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    Okay Car But The Kia Dept. Needs To Honor Their Warranty Or They Should Be Sued!!!!!! — the kia was nice but had loud motor noise, sounded like a lawn mower when u turned it on. the brakes wore out before 3 months of driving. the shocks were very loud and it didnt hanle well in the snow. everything else was okay from the interior to the exterior. but the motor was crappy from the beginning. especially if it only had 59k on the motor and the transmision decides to go. ( hint hint...)

    Pros: good looking paint, nice grille looked like a mercedes for a second. roomy.

    Cons: bad reliability, loud noises. and transmision problems and the kia dept. needs to get people who know how to fix foriegn vehicles.

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    2004 Kia Optima LX Review
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    My 5th Car In Texas — This Optima must be one of the greatest Korean car. i love to drive this and, keep it for a long time

    Pros: Great looking, Liable, more than anything else, GAS MILAGE (it runs almost 400 miles on high way)

    Cons: Not Yet

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Kia Optima Reviews

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    2014 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great By betrthnu_215

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    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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