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Homerun for the money.
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By Jc
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2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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My 3rd optima keep stepping up. Now at the sxl. They are just good cars. No they aren’t Audi’s or the like but what do you expect. Mine listed for 37. Got it for 29 and change admittedly 37 is just to much. 29 however is a steal. I will have had it 2 yrs November and I have that itch. Want a new car for wants sake. Then I get in my car and drive it. It’s great truly. Nice styling. White with Crome package good stereo and all the creature comforts. Is it a sports car. No! But ample power. Even the paddle shifters are a hoot. The trans could be quicker. But it’s a sedan so that’s what you get. Honestly they made this car , for the money; to good. And to step up cost. 40-50. And do I really get that much more ? As of right now. I will say if u do go for an optima make sure you get the 18 inch wheels. Not the 17’s the make a huge difference


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Drunken driving, even when sober.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Larry Kaye
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2017 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I keep telling myself I will stop making decisions based on esthetics....... The Optima is nice looking but noisy in every way. Wind noise over 60, engine noise at all speeds (and on acceleration an annoying 'sewing machine' sound), and tire noise on all but the smoothest, newest asphalt. My main criticism though is the handling. The car wanders and demands constant attention to hold a straight line. At highway speeds it feels as if it is buffeting even when there is no wind. There is also a pronounced vibration felt ,alternating, through the steering wheel and through the seat. The headlights retain moisture. All in all I regret making the purchase.


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I love this car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Nancy
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2017 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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this is my 3rd Kia and I love it!! i have bought all 3 of my Kia from herb chambers Kia of Burlington. It was a great experience. The Kia Optima is by far my favorite vehicle so far! I love all the features and the style and i love the handle of the car. again i love my Kia Optima!!!


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If they are all like mine pass
1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By john
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2017 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Worst initial quality of any vehicle I have ever owned. Traded in a 2013 Optima EX expecting same quality nd performance. Could not be more disappointed


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Nice car loose performance for comfort
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Greg R
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2017 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I brought this car around Aug in 2017. I got the EX trim. I was a previous owner of a 2012 and a 2015. (all the base line of the Ex Trim.) This is a very nice car but I lost a few things from the previous 2. I lost fog lights, engine power, dual exhaust in my opinion better sounding speakers. you also loose the lit up cup holders and holders in the door. At first when I got the car I was un happy with it. But as an owner in the last few weeks I'm really beginning to like it. In my EX base I have very comfortable seats with memory placement for 2 people, a newer dash, a improved Air conditioner, it's quiet and smooth (as far as wind noise) With this car you do still hear road noise, ( just like the old one) Very much improved gas mileage, Satellite radio is much easier to navigate, Bigger glove department. This car can drive in 3 modes economy, Standard and sports mode. As time went on I realised there is a big difference in power driving in sports mode than in Economy mode. In sports mode and normal mode you get much more power than in economy mode but in my opinion not as much as in the older models. but it's enough. The older model had 195 horse power vs this model has 185. One thing thats great the oil changes are done at 7500 miles vs 5000. Also the side view mirrors fold and there are lights where the door handles are on the outside, not necessary but it's cool. Over all this is a nice car I loved what i gained but I hurt in what i lost.


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