Used 2003 Kia Optima Pricing
The Optima gets several revisions for its third year on the market. Most obvious is its new front-end styling, which replaces the Optima's reserved countenance with a more upscale European look -- double light clusters call to mind the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Other changes include new wheel designs, and inside, a new center stack, new door panels and fresh seat fabric. A manual transmission will no longer be available on the four-cylinder SE model; all automatic four-cylinder models will offer Sportmatic manual-shift capability. The LX model now comes with cruise control and a CD player (at the expense of the cassette deck). The SE will include automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Homelink and Infinity speakers; a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel is now part of the Leather Package. Lastly, engine horsepower ratings have been lowered following parent-company Hyundai's announcement that it had misstated outputs (the Optima is a corporate twin of the Sonata), but the engines themselves are unchanged.
- Excellent warranty, pleasant highway ride, lots of bang for your family sedan buck.
- Noisy four-cylinder engine, some cheap interior bits, ABS isn't available on four-cylinder models.
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Features & Specs
|SE V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)||LX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)||LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)|
|Transmission||4-speed shiftable automatic||4-speed shiftable automatic||5-speed manual|
|Horsepower||170 hp @ 6000 rpm||170 hp @ 6000 rpm||138 hp @ 5500 rpm|
Used 2003 Kia Optima Overview
The Used 2003 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include SE V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned Kia Optima models are available with a 2.7 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Kia Optima comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual.
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