2011 Kia Optima User Reviews

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    A Keeper And Then Some! —

    Being a guy I wish it was the Turbo but it's my wife's car. My wife didn't like driving before but now she even does some mild "road racer" moves and a little straight line "hot rodding" on rare occasion. See Pros Update Just returned from a 2200 mile vacation trip to Chicago and then Niagra Falls, Ontario. Not a single issue with the car. Everything worked properly, as expected, and using an additive got very good mileage both town and hiway (27.9 mpg combined as near as I can figure because Canadian gas is sold by the liter) that's approx. 350/1850 16% town/ 84%hiway. somewhat more favorable than the EPA's 30/70 but it is what it is. Driving in Chicago and Niagra Falls are both a nightmare, wall to wall people. We have about 22000 miles on her now and no rattles or squeaks, everything works as intended. Dealer just replaced the windshield wipers, cabin air filter, rotated the tires (3rd time) and changed the oil using blended synthetic and did his "multipoint check" all for $123 and we are good to go. Update: 23500 miles The ignition interlock switch on the brake pedal started sticking in the open position and the car wouldn't start. No cost to fix it but a nuisance stomping the pedal to free it to start the car. Was told this has been a common problem. Also got a screw in the sidewall on the left front tire that I had patched but it wouldn't hold. New set of Firestone Precision Touring tires yielded an amazing improvement in ride, road noise and control from OEM Nexen's. They aren't cheap but are worth every penny.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros:   Get's wows for looks from both men and women. Is powerful(yet 35 mpg highway, we've done it!) for a 2.4L but so buttery smooth and nearly noise free. It's comfortable even on long trips and has all the stuff a much more expensive car has and more. The  sunroof covers the entire roof! It has all 4 heated and front cooled seats and a heated steering wheel for God's sake!    

    update: Reliable! First push of the button starting always without exception, no clunks, vibrations. OEM tires are still hanging in with 50% tread. Still gets looks and comments.

    Cons: could be more economical in town gets about 19-20 in cold 21-22 in warm weather on EPA of 24.

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    Sweet Ride — love the car fast for a family car and its got all the options a cadi has with out the price and the high cost of repairs cant wait for the performance mods to start coming out deff next on my list to do

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: the stereo and the heated and cooled leather seats are awesome

    Cons: no performance mods yet

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    vs2011 Ford Fusion SE
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    Power Ranked 2011 Ford Fusion SE better.
    "my se is top notch and beastly when i put the power down"
    Handling Ranked 2011 Ford Fusion SE worse.
    "my kia is smooth and quite as u drive do road even roads that have been worked on"
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    vs2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL worse.
    "More sporty and space."

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    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

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    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

    2009 Kia Optima Reviews

    Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car By fisheral

    Talk about value for the money. This car has been a good and relatively reliable all around family car with plenty of comfortable space for four (sometimes five). Looked at Accord, Fusion and Sonata... Read More

    My View Of Kia Cars/corporation Has Gone Way Up After Buying This Car. By MrBigFish1959

    Love it! The car is smooth, quiet, & dependable, with good mpg & enough bells and whistles to make it fun to drive. Great buy! Highly recommended! Read More

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