2004 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Paid for and loving it!

2004 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Paid for and loving it!
By angron on


2004 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


We were going to buy a Kia Rio, but
when we saw the Optima, my wife just
had to have it. And we lucked out
cause the 2004 Optima we bought
arrived just the night before. What a
bargain!!! For the price difference we
definitely made a move up (in size,
power and comfort) and we did it
without having to fork out the extra
7,000 for a comparable Toyota or

Best Features

The ride is smooth and quiet. The sound system is A+. The seats are comfortable (the 60/40 rear seats outstanding) and the trunk is CAVERNOUS! Love the new horizontal grille.

Worst Features

Move cruise control to steering wheel.Not complicated but can get dangerous on highway reaching for cruise control button.Area around trunk struts captures leaves/snow/ice. Needs different gasketing system. Light under hood and bigger windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Recommend (3) (1)

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