Used 2008 Kia Optima Consumer Reviews
I've had my '08 Kia Optima LX for nearly 3 years, I bought it new when gas went to $4/gal back in '08. I got rid of my Hemi Ram and bought the Kia thinking I'd keep it for a little while and trade up later. It now has 107,000 miles on it and has proven itself an EXTREMELY reliable little car. I've done nothing to it except change the oil and filter religiously every 5k miles, had one brake job done at 75k miles, replaced the battery at about 60k miles, put on a set of new tires at 72k miles (I put on Kumho KH16's since that's what it came with), and flush/fill the radiator every 45k miles. I did almost all the maintenance myself. IT'S THE MOST RELIABLE CAR I'VE EVER OWNED and I love it!
I bought this car new in 2008 and now have 93,000 miles on it. The only maintenance items I have had done were rear brakes at 75,000 miles, front brakes at 90,000 miles and new tires. Oh, forgot about the new battery at 46,000 miles (thought that was too soon). I have had the oil changed at 3800 miles on average and changed transmission fluid once. It won't stop being dependable. Love it!
Love my Kia have had it for two years now with no major issues im at 65000 mil... get 20-28mpg, its fun to drive and handles well. I have only had a few problems that were all covered under worriment, there was an issue with the sway bar Waring out and the power locks going out, also have had to replace the radio and visor on the passenger side. all little fixes so over all a grate car that has done me well and i plane to drive to the ground. The one major disappointment that was not covered is the TPMS sensor going out and kia refusing to fix saying i caused it
I purchased this car in 2015, the car had 2 previous owners prior to me. When I purchased it, it had a clean title, had never been wrecked, clean body, clean interior, everything worked electronically, and mechanically. It had been very well kept and maintained. It had 100k original miles, and I luckily purchased it off of a private seller at an unbeatable price that you absolutely couldn't refuse. At first, I was hesitant until I had actually seen the car in person, and had test drove it, I had never owned a newer car like such, nor did I have any experience with Kia's, driving them, or knew much about them. But I gave it a shot and took it for a test drive, mind you it was winter time, and there was plenty of snow on the roads. After my first time driving it I was inlove! Completely! I made up my mind, and purchased the vehicle about a week later. The car drove, and handled flawlessly! Easy to drive, very comfortable, very agile, and to be honest it was a fast little thing! I never had any serious problems with it, only normal wear and tear, and normal routine maintenance. All repairs were very affordable, parts werent hard to come by, nor were they expensive. Labor on the vehicle was always very affordable also, every mechanic that had done work on it said it was relatively easy to repair. This car had never steered me wrong! Very reliable, and very safe too!!! It has alot of the newer, luxury, sought out features, like the AUX port, vallet parking safety feature in the trunk, keyless entry, etc. Its very roomy and spacious for its size, seats 5 comfortably, has multiple cup holders, arm rest folds down in the center seat in the back, the back seats come down for more storage room in the trunk, the trunk is a pretty decent size, etc. It has multiple different storage spaces in the front center console, classes holder by the rear view mirror, reading lights, lights in the visors, as well as mirrors. The heat, and AC work great, and circulate great through out the vehicle. It has heated exterior mirrors, which are perfect in the winter. Automatic headlights, which provide perfect visibility at night. Temp. guage, avg mpg, range, and distance display. It has the manual drive, slap stick option which is great in the winter providing you with more traction and control in lower gears. Overall its not bad on gas at all. Also hands down one of the safest cars I've ever owned, or driven! These cars are built like bricks, unfortunately Ive first hand seen how safe these cars are built, due to 2 separate accidents I was in, in this vehicle, and I would never feel unsafe myself or be hesitant to have my child in this car because Ive seen first hand how safe they really are! this car changed my entire outlook on cars, I am now a die hard KIA fan, and will not buy anything other than a KIA because of the experience I had with this model! I would recommend this car to just about anyone, young or old! Fantastic car, I honestly dont think theres 1 thing I could say thats bad about this vehicle! great car!!!
I bought this car instead of the Ford Fusion and Chevy Impala. I could see the quality in the car. The lower price sealed the deal. The engine was clean and sounded good. I like the dual auto/manual shifting. I had 2 Toyota Corollas and this is much better. Better comfort than my Crown Victoria. A/C system is stronger than the Crown Vic. The increased MPG from my Chevy S10 will take me one month without fill ups or 512 miles. That's great for a long trip. The 2.4 liter is surprising nice and can handle almost anything. I think this car is a winner for the price. I thank God i live in America where we can chose our best values. Kia Optima definitely is a good car. With 42K it looks like new.