I Would Buy One - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: I Would Buy One

November 24, 2011

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I've been driving our long-term Kia Optima SX turbo quite a bit. Last week I lived in the thing, driving it back and forth to the LA Auto Show and to dinners and functions all over the city. During those 600 miles I drove the Optima in every condition imaginable short of a snow storm. Ok, I never took it off-road either.

But at the end of the week I realized how well the Optima had served me. It wasn't just transportation. It was enjoyable. I liked it. Not because it got me there and back. Any car can do that. I liked it because it got me there with a smile.

Some cars go beyond Point A to Point B, and the Optima SX Turbo is one of those cars. And when I would find it waiting for me in an empty parking garage late at night after a 17 hour day I was glad it was there. I would climb behind the wheel, loosen my tie, and truly enjoy the drive home.

I could own this car.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief


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