2006 Kia Optima Top Comparisons

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2006 Kia Optima LXReview
Marc writes:
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My First Car — I was surprised at how nice a car I got for my first car. Was looking at an earlier model Hyundai Accent GT, turns out the bank wouldn't touch it because of the miles, and I got the Optima instead. Great car. All you could ask for, really. Comfortable sedan with plenty of room in the front and back. Lots of trunk space, far more than most cars I've been in. Great gas mileage, which is good because I commute to college every day. Got it in pristine condition, no complaints on sturdiness or performance. Good sound system. If you're looking for a good all-around car that will do its job well and last you a long time, look no further than an 06 Optima.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Practically Everything

Cons: None

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2006 Kia Optima LXReview
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Its A Good Car — its roomy and has a shift tronic trans. that i like and helps for quicker pick up, good gas mileage, low maintenance and plenty of room and is a fun drive for an economy car for the price of it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: transmission

Cons: not a real manly car

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2006 Kia Optima EXReview
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Not A Bad Deal — Good car, great on gas. Consistantly gets more than 30 MPG and has decent pickup. Fairly reliable, never hesitates and the standard transmission is very simple to use. The gas tank is the largest I've ever seen on a 4 banger, at over 18 gallons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel milage

Cons: lack of horsepower

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2006 Kia Optima LXReview
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My Kia Optima — runs well. A lot of miles on it already. But lots of cheap plastic parts. Yuck. Overall, a good car though. My loan sucks though and so did the Kia dealer that sold it to me, but they went out of business. fun to drive though! v-4 but picks up nicely. sports car in a sedans body.

Pros: turbo charged, reliable

Cons: cheap plastic parts

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2006 Kia Optima EXReview
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My Father Decided To Buy And Bought — At 1st i did not want cause of Kia, but it changed my mind.Really good car with economic engine.

Pros: Very  much rigging like  MP3 player, 4 window automatic, ABS, EBS etc plus 4 disc brake..  Standart!

Cons: Nothing near.

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2006 Kia Optima Review
rogerco says:
KIA is a car that is coming on fast as an over all great car
vs2006 Nissan Altima
2006 Kia Optima winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2006 Nissan Altima worse.
"i have driven both and i like the KIA better"
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Nissan Altima worse.
"it fits me perfect "
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2006 Kia Optima Review
S says:
vs2006 Honda Accord
2006 Kia Optima winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Honda Accord better.
"Its nice"
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Honda Accord better.
"Its nice "
2006 Kia Optima LX V6 Review
Melissa says:
I like this car but I preferred my kia optima ex v6.
vs2006 Kia Optima EX V6
2006 Kia Optima LX V6 winning categories:
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2006 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
Melissa says:
Awesome car. Very fast. Great gas mileage.
vs2006 Kia Optima EX V6
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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 Guru9KSFD8

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

Review By Guru9K5HJX

Great overall vehicle. Great gas milage and handling. love kia 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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