2008 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Our Little Vacation Car

2008 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (2.7L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Our Little Vacation Car
By Hummer Guy on


2008 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


Have a new H3, a 6yr old Sunfire, and an 08 Dodge Avenger (son). Needed a new smaller, more economical car for vacations now that both of us are retired. Looked at all of them in the one-year-old under $15000 range. I wanted another Avenger which son loves, but wife not comfortable in the seat. Ended up getting this 2008 Optima as a former Enterprise car. Absolutely LOVE IT. Wanted a four, but settled on a six, but the power is amazing -whiplash acceleration -and the economy on three fill ups has been 34, 34, 38 on combined interstate and city driving. The four could not have done much better. It has all the toys like steering wheel radio controls. Only had it 1 mo. So far VERY PLEASED!

Best Features

Steering Wheel radio controls. trip computer. ENORMOUS leg room in the front - I'm 6' and cannot reach the floorboard behind the pedals. Third headrest in rear and rear armrest.

Worst Features

Would like headlights to stay on after car is shut off, and trip computer needs to include mileage. Has average speed is all.
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