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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
My first Car (i.e. non 4x4 gas guzzler)
By rbish on 01/30/11 10:08 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I went to look at the Sorrento SUV and saw this unique looking beauty sitting next to it on the showroom floor with a $10K less price tag. I walked around the car and sat in every seat multiple times ... I couldn't talk myself out of liking this car! I get asked by neighbors, people at the gas station and people in parking lots, "What is that? "It looks like a BMW, Audi, etc... no way it's a KIA" "It's a KIA?" "Looks nice!" Needless to say I enjoy my 30min each way commute a lot better now. Sometimes I can't even tell I am driving a 4-cyl! Oh and let's just say my business partner asked for us to take it to our lunch meeting (he drives a 7-series BMW)...
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This didn't cost $35k!?
By rjp3900 on 01/27/11 07:53 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Any other make and model would have... Leather seats, french stitching, heated AND cooled front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, memory drivers seats that moves back to let you out and "tucks" you in when the car starts (my dad commented only his Cadillac CTS had done that for him), panoramic sunroof, styling that rivals a Lexus IS 250...for $23,500!? But I'll go on. It takes speed bumps like running fingers over velvet, yet is sporty and fun to drive. It has a 4-banger that drives that a zippy V6, and with the shiftronic, I easily pass those cars I need to. At 35 MPG highway, 24 city? No premium gas? Seriously!? This car has it all at the best value I've seen.
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The kids love it! Nuf said.
By rutgersfan87 on 01/23/11 06:57 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Totally impressed with everything about our new Optima. Heated leather seats, front and rear, keeps everyone toasty...it's been a cold snowy winter. Roomy interior, extreme leg room in the back for 3 kids ages 10, 13 and 17. Has all the bells and whistles you need, and more. Great looking, sporty, opted for a silver EX with Premium package right off the showroom floor. It didn't have the UVO nav-ent. system, but you should consider it. So far we are very happy with our purchase and would highly recommend this vehicle. Over 3 weekends, we test drove or saw all the competition and the Optima was the classiest ride, and best bang for the buck.
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What fun!
By richie46 on 01/21/11 10:14 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We've had it 2 weeks, 800 miles. Great car, especially considers all the features vs. cost. In shopping, this was the first we tried. Then drove Accord and Fusion. Optima easily surpassed those. We're were going to look at Mazda6, Altima and Camry too, but we liked the Optima so much we decided to curtail shopping.
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Kia Optima EX 2011
By wdhutch on 01/20/11 16:23 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

First noticed car at Boston Auto Show was able to test drive one there. Really enjoyed it and decided that this was the car to go with, had been looking at a couple of others but this car seems to have a lot of value for the money.
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A dream to drive... love my Optima!
By trainer1366 on 01/11/11 17:17 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

A Dark Cherry EX with the Premium package. It is taking me a while to get used to the length --I feel like I'm in a full size car. The car receives a lot of attention! Comments like, "What kind of sports car is this? Lexus IS, ES or Jag? Peter S. and the KIA design team dialed up the heat and produced the best looking sedan on the road. Hands down.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Test drive review
By canreda6 on 01/07/11 04:52 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

Review

I have been test driving the 2011 Sonata and Optima. Optima looks like an Infiniti or Audi and offers features the Sonata doesn't like hill start assist and dual exhaust on all trims. I am leaning towards the Optima and I really want to buy a manual trans, but Kia decided, in a truly bizarre move, to not allow you to get cruise control with the manual trans. Otherwise the car is excellent. Very good acceleration and you can't hear the valve train noise like you can on the Sonata which is nice. Also seems like the suspension is more upscale than the Sonata. No options allowed or a turbo with a manual trans?? Change the packaging and they would steal sales from BMW/Audi and others...
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Champaign for beer price
By redswd on 12/25/10 03:48 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Just got a new EX with Premium Pkg in Bronze Metal color. My first Kia after 6 Hyundai's ranging from Elantra to Sonata to Genesis 3.8. Has nearly every option the Genesis had and some it didn't like heated steering wheel and Panoramic Sunroof all wrapped in gorgeous Euro sheet metal for $12K less than a base Genny. Sure the cache' is not Genesis but I'm smiling all the way to the bank and the pump and giving nothing up in comfort and styling. When the turbo comes to market there will be nothing left to ask for!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Love this Car
By couyon on 12/21/10 05:06 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I purchased the EX with premium package. Can't believe everything this car offers for the money I paid. Just went over a 1000 miles and love everything so far. Read the car reviews complaing about the comfort of the seats but I have no complaints so far. True the leather seating is not as plush as some may prefer but it is not uncomfortable. I am 6ft 4in and weigh 275 and this car is very roomy. Car drives great and handling is crisp and precise. Wish the turbo would have come out a month sooner but this car has enough power for daily commuting.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Optimum Optima
By rockinrn on 12/12/10 13:54 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Just picked up my new 2011 Kia Optima EX. It is Snow White Pearl with grey leather interior. After driving the car for a few days I can say that it is great value for the money with better than average performance. The six speed automatic shifts smoothly and quickly. The 200 HP four cylinder engine has performance that is adequate for all but the most speed obsessed driver. The car has an amazing amount of front leg room. My 6' 4" frame has room to spare and that is highly unusual in any car regardless of price. The fit and finish as well as the quality of the materials is top notch . Great car so far, but I still can't figure out the mood lighting in the armrests.
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