Used 2005 Kia Optima Consumer Reviews

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piece of &%$#......

joel29m, 10/19/2011
LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

ive been getting work done on this car since the first year we had it! problems: 2 batteries, timing belt, condenser, lights, 3 thermostats, motor mounts, valve cover gasket leaks, oem car stereo, air bag, tension pully, and rear seatbelt. bought it in 2005, and getting rid of asap!!! got into it with the dealer about the warranty, and it only has 89,000 miles and had more ##@# done to it than my 91 corolla by 80%!!!!

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alantalbot, 02/19/2012
LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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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Worth the money !

Kristen, 02/15/2016
LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Car got to 210,000 miles and the timing chain broke . No complaints at all, never had any other problems at ! Headlights needs replacing quick but that's my only complaint & that's a cheap fix . I'm gonna miss mine dearly !

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Excellent car!

prodigit, 09/25/2012
EX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
7 of 9 people found this review helpful

Bought it in 2012, second hand, for $3000. Can't complain. A little low on MPG though... Very luxurious, but after 50k miles starts to have lots of issues.

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Azmale, 12/22/2004
LX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I just recently bought this vehicle and it has been the most fun to drive being a valet by day i drive many high end vehicles and this is so much bang for the buck the V6 is powerful the ride is wonderful ive already put many miles on it and i plan to put alot more on it!!!

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