2004 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Meh...just a basic car

2004 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Meh...just a basic car
By shannonm1 on


2004 Kia Optima EX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


This car is very reliable, but no fun.
The style is very bland inside and out, there is no power behind acceleration, the V6 guzzles gas like an SUV or truck would.
I owned a little 4 cylinder Hyundai Elantra before this car, and I really miss it.
I went from filling the gas tank every 2 weeks to filling it every week now.
This car is like a tank, heavy, safe, reliable, I would take it anywhere, but have no fun getting there.
I just don't like the way it handles.
I got this car with 75,000 miles on it, so I'm probably stuck with it for awhile.
It hasn't broken down on me yet.

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Needs better mpg for sure, more storage space in front and back.
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