2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Used To LOVE My 2012 Optima -

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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SX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Used To LOVE My 2012 Optima - Now I HATE It!
By imac7 on


2012 Kia Optima SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


2012 Optima looks great; however, on the first day after I bought it, I was driving on freeway (regular freeway speed) and I noticed intermittent wind noise coming in by the top of driver door.
I hope it was something that could be fixed.
Three dealer appointments (time wasted) one which was arranged by Kia Corporate their bottom line was "normal noise."
I owned a Sentra, Accord, Maxima, Camry, and a Pathfinder (which am not counting) and NONE of the cars had this issue.

Also, my MPG average is about 22 (Last tank - no change in driving conditions - I got 19+)... MPG was a major factor when I decided to buy this car.

Best Features

Exterior looks but front too low.

Worst Features

Intermittent WIND noise when driving. MPG! Seats, especially headrest. Head room. I drive mostly highway and traffic has been good lately but my MPG hasn't improved with mileage as dealer kept telling me.
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