2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: 3000 miles and running

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3000 miles and running
By mrvega on


2012 Kia Optima SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


3000 miles later and I am still impressed with my Optima sx turbo. Driving a bit faster than Highway speeds 80-90mph it feels very stable, relatively quiet, it feels like you are doing 20-25 mph slower. If you hit the gas from 75-100 it feels like its running out of steam. Sound system- Very good (however streaming is poor) Bluetooth- Poor (my 2011 Camaro BT was thousand times better) This cuts out and I have to reconnect. Sirius Satelite radio still stops working under bridges and gas station where my xm in my camaro never failed. Suspension-Feels great, not floaty It was a great purchase. I would like to see a future comparision with the 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 and the next Mazda 6

Best Features

LED lights on the back are super bright (reminds me of a tanning booth) Exterior design is phenomenal. (I do double take when I walk away) Paranomic Sunroof gets people attention.

Worst Features

Fix streaming issue for bluetooth, make satellite antenna stronger and maybe switch to XM instead. HID lights could beam a bit father. Offer sportier seats on SX, with more lateral support (Hyundai Genesis Coupe seats would be awesome)..
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By mrvega
on 07/05/12 13:18 PM (PDT)

I agree with everyone here that the passenger seat should be able to go up. I sat in the passenger seat and it did feel super low. I cant wait to change to quieter, more performance oriented tires. The tires that come with the car are noisy.

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