2007 Kia Optima
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200,000 plus ands runs great

by from St. Augustine, FL on June 27, 2015

Needed a new midsize car in 2007 on a limited budget. Dealer/Kia gave us a great deal if we owned a Honda. This car has proven to be be a VERY decent, well running vehicle with only one blip at 100,00...
Needed a new midsize car in 2007 on a limited budget. Dealer/Kia gave us a great deal if we owned a Honda. This car has proven to be be a VERY decent, well running vehicle with only one blip at 100,000 with the air fuel sensor. Other than that, good basic maintenance and it'll run another 100,000. Hats off to Hyundai/Kia. I'll most likely buy another as the they now in 2015 have great styling and engine options.
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The Highest Quality Car Ive ever been in.

by from Cocoa, Fl. on August 26, 2007

I have spent my etire life working in the defense and and space industries. Including the B52 bomber and the NASA Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. I know quality when I see it. The Kia Optima has it...
I have spent my etire life working in the defense and and space industries. Including the B52 bomber and the NASA Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. I know quality when I see it. The Kia Optima has it. Materials and workmanship are first class, and form, fit and function are near perfect.
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Happy Kia owner

by from DeKalb, Il on August 5, 2013

I found this car on Cars.com and did some research; I called the dealer offering it, went for a test drive and bought it. Despite the 88000 miles, this car was very clean, no body damage, and gets bet...
I found this car on Cars.com and did some research; I called the dealer offering it, went for a test drive and bought it. Despite the 88000 miles, this car was very clean, no body damage, and gets better mileage 29-30 hwy than my 2001 Altima. I got a good price, good trade in price and financing that fits into my budget. Very happy with my purchase. Even got the car fax; great overview of car history. I have had it one month and feel very safe in it. And I thank the Lord for leading me to it..............
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third kia owned

by from Fort Worth, Texas on July 17, 2007

I own a 2004 kia sorento, I have had the 2006 spectra. I now have the 2007 kia optima v6 ex edition, fully loaded, leather package, convience package. spoiler abs, stabilty control. Did I mention that...
I own a 2004 kia sorento, I have had the 2006 spectra. I now have the 2007 kia optima v6 ex edition, fully loaded, leather package, convience package. spoiler abs, stabilty control. Did I mention that I love this car!!. Gave the sorento to my daughter. Best money can buy, without the high dollar. I have never had any problems with any of my Kias. Kia vehicles are well made cars, I drove the 2007 camry and Maxima. I saved thousands buying the Optima without giving up all the luxuries.
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a good car to own

by from charlotte nc on June 29, 2011

this car is loaded with value and displays excellent reliability in all areas of operation. I find the excellent gas mileage and smoothness of highway cruising especially pleasing. The air conditioner...
this car is loaded with value and displays excellent reliability in all areas of operation. I find the excellent gas mileage and smoothness of highway cruising especially pleasing. The air conditioner keeps the interior c chilly under the hottest conditions and the radio sounds rich and full as does the CD player. Trunk space is more than adequate as is leg and head room. I love this car.
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It's an okay car for the money.

by from NE Ohio on June 22, 2013

I originally bought the car in 2007 brand new with only 3 miles on the odometer. I figured that it was a nice car, it had good safety reviews, a decent warranty and okay gas mileage, so why not right....
I originally bought the car in 2007 brand new with only 3 miles on the odometer. I figured that it was a nice car, it had good safety reviews, a decent warranty and okay gas mileage, so why not right. I can tell you that I am an avid car but, I've been a vehicle mechanic for about 15 years now and u have one resto car and another custom project car. I like to think that I am serious about cars and what I do. Honestly, after getting this car, I will most likely not purchase another Kia in the future. Granted, I may have gotten the "runt of the litter" and I understand that; but I have had problems with it. And when you read this, keep this in mind; this car is 6 years old and only has 45,000 miles on it, I don't drive aggressively nor do I beat the car up. With less than 20,000 miles, I had to take it to the dealer for an intermittent "limp mode" issue and had to change out the front tires due to an alignment/suspension issue (only the tires were out of pocket, warranty covered the rest). At this same time, I suggested to the dealership that they check out the calipers on the rear brakes because they were sticking (and in my opinion (and expertise) were an issue). After the dealer tech inspected the rear brakes, he informed me that it was "normal wear and tear" and that nothing was wrong with the calipers. He suggested that I change out the pads (in which I did later that week at my shop). Fast forward 8,000 miles (28,000), I again had to change the rear brakes on the Kia (front pads still had a good amount of meat to them), at this point in time and the rear rotors started showing signs of warping. I contacted Kia Corporate because of the issue. Corporate advised me that "this is a normal wear issue" and was not covered by warranty. Fast forward again to 39,000; I again had to service the rear brakes (which ended up being a full service (pads, rotors and calipers). The rear rotors were warped, had the start of a nice groove on the inside and the pistons on the calipers did not move freely like they should. I understand that corporate will not want to give out "free" normal maintenance repairs on a constant basis, but hopefully now that I have sent them proof; people out there with similar issues can have this issue rectified. This car is by far not the worst car that I have bought, but from now on I believe that I'll 'invest' my money with a different auto manufacturer.
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woow

by from on March 22, 2011

its fabulous i love it matek,its smooth on the road very affordable.good gas millage.i bought it used
its fabulous i love it matek,its smooth on the road very affordable.good gas millage.i bought it used
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Best Buy if you need a new car.

by from New Hampshire on December 4, 2006

After much researching and looking at used vehicles, I came upon the new 2006.5 Optima. What a wonderful car for the money$ Nice features, 25-29mpg (auto:4cyl.), awesome cd, interior cabin, 100k war...
After much researching and looking at used vehicles, I came upon the new 2006.5 Optima. What a wonderful car for the money$ Nice features, 25-29mpg (auto:4cyl.), awesome cd, interior cabin, 100k warranty and as my son says this car is "sic". I have driven about 3k miles and I truly can say that this is a great buy if you need a new vehicle
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Very Good Car

by from NC on July 7, 2016

I've had my Optima (year old when I bought it) since 2008. I've had nothing go wrong with this car. I change the oil, filters and other maintenance. The body style gets confused with the current VW Je...
I've had my Optima (year old when I bought it) since 2008. I've had nothing go wrong with this car. I change the oil, filters and other maintenance. The body style gets confused with the current VW Jetta all the time. I was apprehensive on buying a KIA but I was made a believer. So much I won't get rid of it. I used to trade often but this car felt right, year after year.
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Value here

by from southwest ohio on March 11, 2014

I bought my 2007 Kia Optima LX new in the summer of 2007, just broke 100,000 a few months ago. Let me tell you, I have found a good value in this car. My previous vehicles included a Chev Impala, a N...
I bought my 2007 Kia Optima LX new in the summer of 2007, just broke 100,000 a few months ago. Let me tell you, I have found a good value in this car. My previous vehicles included a Chev Impala, a Nissan Maxima, a Mitsu Diamante, a Ford F150, a NIssan Sentra, a Honda Civic, a Dodge Aspen, and a Mazda B4000. I have kept this vehicle longer than any of the above. Why? First, it's reliable. Second, it's easy on my pocket (good gas mpg, low cost of maintenance, thus far no repairs other than maintenance). Third, it fits my needs as it is great for commuting to work. Fourth, it's a good balance between performance, economy, and smooth ride. Granted I maintain my KIa well and any vehicle will last if you maintain it. That having been said, I my daily commute easily consists of speeds over 75-80 on the highway. My expenses thus far have basically just been maintenance (tires, brakes, battery, oil, filters, fluids, etc). I have had several offers to buy it, but I just can't part with this car as i'm convinced it's going to run for many, many more years. My tip on this car, buy good tires, makes all the difference on the ride and cornering. Do the maintenance and expect years of service.
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