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Review I bought it used from Enterprise Cars in Jan 2007, it had 40K miles on it then. Had it for almost exactly 5 years. In that span of time, nothing really ever went wrong with it. It drove great. I did all the required maintenance on it. Timing belt was done at 75K. After about 4 years, gas mileage started to decline. Took it in for fuel system cleaning and a few other things. Suddenly, with no warning, there was an engine malfunction. It wasn't even overheating or making noise, but it was permanently damaged. I said goodbye to it was it was taken away to the junkyard, got 600 bucks for it. I was told by others that altho Kia is kinda cheaply made, that they'll run forever. What a lie.
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What options are available on the 2005 Kia Optima?
Available Kia Optima 2005 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hybrid
Available Trims: LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo, S, LX Hybrid, SXL Turbo, LX Turbo, EX Hybrid, SXL, Hybrid, EX Turbo, SE