2008 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Reliability could get 6 stars

2008 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Reliability Value
Reliability could get 6 stars
By bklyndriver on


2008 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


I've had this car, as second owner, for three years. It has never been a problem. All I've done is replace the brakes and tires. It's still got less than 35K miles, but so far this is the best around-the-town car I've ever had. It is surprisingly fun to drive, handles great. Downsides: I don't get the mileage I thought it would get - seems like I fill up a little too often. At about 30, I can feel the gear shift. There is absolutely no style to this car - it is super generic. These things don't detract from how good the Optima is.

Best Features

Everything about the driving. Excellent radio in the base model.

Worst Features

Styling is terrible, but new models are lovely. Cleaner shifting.
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