2008 Kia Optima Top Comparisons

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2008 Kia Optima EX V6Review
ncdiscountcars writes:
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Lots Of Car For The Value! — The Kia Optima personifies value. The styling for the 2008 was subtle and pleasant (of course the latest body style is far more audacious and bold!) and the car had great gas mileage (somewhere between 31-34 depending on has the car was driven and maintained). But the biggest thing about the EX trim with the V6 engine is that its hard to find a car so new, with so much for so little (as in price!). Its simply a GREAT VALUE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Value, reliability and gas mileage

Cons: Power

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2008 Kia Optima LXReview
msdenisemounsey writes:
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Good Lookin' And Economical — This is one of my most favorite cars I have owned in 35 years. It looks classy, runs great, and has been extremely reliable. The interior is roomy and has good head clearance. The seats are comfortable and easy to clean.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Quiet, smooth ride. 25 mpg., low maintenance, never had to have any repairs. Great pick up, seats are comfortable.

Cons: Nothing.  I have had no problems with this vehicle!

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2008 Kia Optima LXReview
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Looks Great Drives Smooth — I like everything about the kia but I just don't know kia optimas history on being a long term good car any body know or does any one got one that can help me...and they say it gets great gas mileage but it just don't seen like that to me..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very fun car and cheap to fix

Cons: gas mileage seems wrong then written on owners manuel

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2008 Kia Optima LXReview
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Pretty Badass For A First Car — ebony black gloss, 17" alloy wheels, v4 engine, 4 speed automatic transmission, additional curtain airbags, abs, am/fm/cd/mp3, 21/31 mpg, 16 gallons

Pros: new, black, aux jack, radio control on the wheel, smooth, & quiet

Cons: new car with 1600 miles on it from the dealer, lower mpg than what i expected, & no sunroof

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2008 Kia Optima LX V6Review
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This Is A Sexy And Empowering Piece Of Vehicle!!!!! — I love this car i had it for 3 days and didnt want to take it back!! I like this car so much that i plan on buying it!!

Pros: I love it because its very sleek but it also gets great milage and it a great family car

Cons: Nothing

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2008 Kia Optima Review
Johnny says:
Good car, not as good as the Altima sedan 2008
vs2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
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Handling Ranked 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S better.
"Smoother turns and suspension"
Value Ranked 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S better.
"More reliable, interior space and trunk. "
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2008 Kia Optima Review
GuruYV2GF says:
Didnt handle well
vs2008 Honda Accord
2008 Kia Optima winning categories:
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2008 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
GuruMWPM1 says:
Great car
vs2008 Honda Accord EX V6
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

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

Review By Larry

I needed a 2020 EX Premium Sangria color for a specific reason. I found one in Columbus OH. Flew out and drove 2200 miles back home in less than 3 days. 34 mpg at highway speeds +. DCT worked l... Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C8TS7

The second Optima we have purchased and third Kia. They have been great! Read More

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Vhbigspring

The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers. Read More

Review By GuruX9K8M

I’ve been driving it for 5 days. So far I really like it. I have had Toyota Camry’s for years, but the car market made it hard for me to afford one now. The Optima reminds me of the Camry only I like... Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Chuck

Sharp quality sedan at a competative price point in the class. Read More

Review By Adaniellepittman

Not a good value. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

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