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2011 Kia OptimaReview
RGrayguru writes:
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Battery was dead and car probably has a few fuses that need to be replaced. Could use a good detailing too. Nobody wants to spend $10K on a project …. A/C works fine and sunroof is a nice feature. No visible exterior damage.

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Turbofrog81 writes:
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For the year and price this car has a lot of technology and is super fun to drive.

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2011 Kia Optima LXReview
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Never Been In The Shop For Any Type Of Repair. Gas Milage Is Great. I Average 28-29 Mpg — 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 difference so I opted to save some money and go with this.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I just love the body style on the 2011 Kia optima. This car drives real smooth and quiet on the highway. it feels just like it did when I drove it off the lot.

Cons: No cons here. I love this car.

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2011 Kia Optima SX TurboReview
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Fun, Fast, And Reliable — 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 day kia will decide to make one for the market.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Interior room.

Cons: Only comes in automatic

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2011 Kia Optima EXReview
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Best Car I Ever Had — I have 3 cars in my entire life. I am 19 and so far the KIA Optima is the most reliable vehicle I had not only that but it definitely has a luxury look to it so is also very stylish as well as economic.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks like a high end vehicle but you still drive something that is a lot cheaper and perhaps more reliable than anything I had in the past!

Cons: Is a large sedan so you have to get used to driving it around and parking it in small areas. But very space full.

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2011 Kia Optima EX TurboReview
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Fantastic Machine — At 1st I said I would NEVER own a KIA!! Boy was I surprised when I took it for a road test. I went back to the dealer and drove home 2 hrs later in my new Kia. Wanna talk about fast....when that turbo kicks in its like a rocket. No as fast as my 911 but it would give it a run for the money!! Style, dependability, inexpensive maintenance and speed all in 1 car.

Pros: Style

Cons: NONE

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2011 Kia Optima LXReview
donnacriss writes:
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Great Car...great Price! — SLeek body Style mid size car with lots of room to drive with comfort...I have owned 2 Brand New KIA's..one in 2005 and my New 2011...I will always Stick with The NEWEST INNOVATIVE and STYLISH KIA O!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This car is EXCELLENT....YEAAAAAAAAAA KIA ! It gets looks from everryone...everywhere I go....Great Highway Car!

Cons: I did have the option to add a roof and I miss having that...also my particular car did not have Fog lights..I was told KIA wont make a KIT for Add on Fog lights.....So I miss those two features in my own KIA..... My next KIA will be FULLY LOADED!

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2011 Kia Optima EXReview
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Best Car For The Money...period. — This car makes you feel like you are driving a high-end BMW or Jag. It makes Lexus owners want to cry. Do yourself a favor and test drive one. You will go home a believer. P.S. I am a real person and this is a real review...not some con job from a dealer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This car is an OUTSTANDING value! With the luxury package you get a dual panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled front seats. Heated rear seats. Heated steering wheel. Memory driver's seat. Push button start and keyless entry.
  The car looks fantastic and has a standard 200 HP GDI engine.  Bluetooth is standard along with a refrigerated glove box. It is a pleasure to drive and turns heads every where you go. 10 year 100K powertrain warranty. All for under $28K.

Cons: The factory tires are a little noisy. Instrument lighting on steering wheel and door controls is too dim.

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2011 Kia Optima EXReview
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Best Car Ever — Cost of Ownership - Fuel very inexpensive, A trip from NC to NJ on one tank of gas, Maintenace- none at the moment Performance - Fast, best braking and handling Fun Factor - Yes let the dual sun roof down and you are sailing in the winds

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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2011 Kia Optima LXReview
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Great Car, A Must Buy. Kia Is Here To Stay! — Wish I had more power, but it's in the SX trim with its 2.0L Turbocharged engine. Love the car though. Great room, great milage, great look. Kia's new direction is incredible and the prices for what you are getting is unbeatable.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not much, just the power, but that is available in the EX and SX trims.

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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

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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