2009 Kia Optima
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SUPRISED!

by from tyler, tx on May 26, 2009

this is my 5th kia and it is by far the best one i have owned. i looked at american, japanese cars and for the money this car has more features than you can get on other cars. i have had no problems s...
this is my 5th kia and it is by far the best one i have owned. i looked at american, japanese cars and for the money this car has more features than you can get on other cars. i have had no problems so far on this car, but i havent had it very long. my other kia's only had minor problems that only took a hour or so for them to repair. i have owned many brands from BMW to FORD and i feel very confident in this car. i have the 2.4 4cyl. and it has plenty of pep. i have had many comments from people that were suprised to find out it was a kia. it looks like it cost thousands more. it wont be my last kia.
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Overall good car, but needs refinement

by from McKinney, TX on October 27, 2010

We've has this 2009 Kia Optima SX for 3 months, we purchased it new July 2010. Overall the car is nice, I like the navigation with voice commands, the Infinity stereo sounds very nice, leather seats a...
We've has this 2009 Kia Optima SX for 3 months, we purchased it new July 2010. Overall the car is nice, I like the navigation with voice commands, the Infinity stereo sounds very nice, leather seats are heated and comfortable with power adjustments, the A/C works great, it has nice polished wheels. This car has a lot of value for the money. There are two negatives about this car that hopefully will be repaired at my local Kia dealer this Saturday. One issue is the steering wheel shakes slightly at highway speeds (over 60mph) and the other is the MPG is nowhere near what is posted on the EPA sticker. I'll post again to see if Kia fixes these two issues.
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This Car...Surprisingly Good

by from panama city,fl on September 23, 2009

I traded my '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo for what I thought was a lesser vehicle. I was amazingly surprised with this new Optima! I Could not believe how nice this car is. First let's talk styling. ...
I traded my '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo for what I thought was a lesser vehicle. I was amazingly surprised with this new Optima! I Could not believe how nice this car is. First let's talk styling. This car doesn't look like a Kia...my co-workers thought it was an Acura TL. Now I am not one to drive a 4-cyl car but the 2.4 in this car is quick and it's easy to hit 80 if you are not careful. The only issue I have had was a mysterious pull to the right but i took the car to back to the dealership and the service tech fixed the problem...A weight came off the right tire. So he rebalanced all four tires just to make sure the car rode right for free(love that warranty). Now the most important fuel economy. I just took a trip from Panama City Fl to Knoxville Tn on slightly over 1 tank of gas. Wow that was close to 600 miles! It would have taken less gas had I not been cruising at 80 mph on the interstate. All I can say is that Kia has a winner with this car and I expect to have this car for years to come.
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Great Deal!

by from on December 5, 2012

I purchased the 2009 Kia Optima SX (sports edition). The car is sporty, great gas mileage and looks great. Plenty of the room on the inside. By far the best value I have purchased yet.
I purchased the 2009 Kia Optima SX (sports edition). The car is sporty, great gas mileage and looks great. Plenty of the room on the inside. By far the best value I have purchased yet.
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Love this car.

by from Plymouth County in Massachusetts on October 28, 2009

I've had this car for over a month and driven it locally as well as on a trip. The car is so well built, a solidly made car. Pros: Nice looking. Surprisingly peppy engine, better than my previous car...
I've had this car for over a month and driven it locally as well as on a trip. The car is so well built, a solidly made car. Pros: Nice looking. Surprisingly peppy engine, better than my previous car (Chrysler 300M). Plenty of front seat room for both driver and passenger. Bright headlights. Lots of features one might not expect like trunk and gas buttons on door, nice wiper selections and layout, lots of storage space in front, great sounding radio/CD player wth optional controls on steering wheel, electric doors and windows, storage space for sun glasses, smooth riding, quiet and handles well at highway speeds, bucket seats in front, plenty of trunk space. Cons: The central display (speed, gas, temperature) is impossible to see when wearing sunglasses and driving in bright sunlight. I find this to be a serious problem for me as I cannot see how fast I am going. (The clock is the same way.) I miss not having automatic headlights like I had on my 300M. At minimum I would like headlights to turn on when using wipers or when it is dark. Overall: I love this car. It's a pleasure to drive.
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My 3rd Kia Optima I've owned

by from Miami, FL on January 6, 2012

This was my 3rd Kia Optima in a row I've owned. The reason I did not get a 4th one is because I drive about 35,000 miles per year and I decided to go with a hybrid to get better gas mileage.
This was my 3rd Kia Optima in a row I've owned. The reason I did not get a 4th one is because I drive about 35,000 miles per year and I decided to go with a hybrid to get better gas mileage.
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Kia Optima SX w/navigation

by from McKinney on November 20, 2012

We have had this car for 2-1/2 years now and it looks and drives like it was rolled off the assembly line. The car has 18,000 miles and we have had no problems with anything. The mpg is actually getti...
We have had this car for 2-1/2 years now and it looks and drives like it was rolled off the assembly line. The car has 18,000 miles and we have had no problems with anything. The mpg is actually getting better!! I get 23 in the mix. People still make comments regarding the nice look and the car had every available option and I'm glad now!! I'm giving it a 5 star because of the quality and value is unbeatable.
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Very Impressed

by from Hutchinson, MN on July 9, 2010

As a first time KIA owner I have to say I'm quite impressed. I log 125 miles a day in my KIA and for the past 4 months have loved every mile of it. The car comfortable and very responsive zipping thro...
As a first time KIA owner I have to say I'm quite impressed. I log 125 miles a day in my KIA and for the past 4 months have loved every mile of it. The car comfortable and very responsive zipping through freeway traffic. I have the LX model w/5 speed manual. For an LX it's very loaded power everything (minus seats), crisp clear dash (always driving into the sun), great sound, comfortable for the family when we pile in and pretty good MPG. I really only have a couple complaints. 1. it seems to pull to the right (other complaints of this state the dealer will fix, I haven't made the call) 2. it seems to need a 6th gear so that the RPM's aren't around 3K @ 70 MPH (this would greatly improve the fuel economy I'm sure) 3. when driving towards the sun in the afternoon and wearing sunglasses, I have a hard time seeing the red font on the radio display. Over all I'm very impressed with this car and would recommend it to anyone
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Impressed! Worth the money! Great Model!

by from Indiana on June 19, 2015

I've owned my Kia for almost a year now; purchased in 2014 with already 120k on her. I traded in my GM/Pontiac V6 for my 09 Optima LX. I was very nervous about losing performance and power going from ...
I've owned my Kia for almost a year now; purchased in 2014 with already 120k on her. I traded in my GM/Pontiac V6 for my 09 Optima LX. I was very nervous about losing performance and power going from the V6 to a 4cyl. I do not regret the switch! Gas mileage is awesome - city I'm getting 27-29mpg. Highway I am easily getting 32mpg. (And I have a bit of a lead foot.) I'm an expecting mother and I feel so safe in this car. It's reliable and comfortable. I drive 45 minutes to work on back roads in the country and I couldn't be happier. I love my car! It's easy to drive AND I feel safe enough to drive around with a newborn. Its roomy so I can easily fit all I need in it and carry passengers. Good trunk space, great performance - feels like a V6! I've had no issues. Worth every penny paid for her.
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09'Kia Optima Lx. We love this car!

by from Palmetto,fl on November 2, 2011

We have this car for two years now and getting to the 60000 mile mark.All I can say is that we have made a good purchase.Comfortable,ride like a sports car,fuel economy is great (26 in the city and 33...
We have this car for two years now and getting to the 60000 mile mark.All I can say is that we have made a good purchase.Comfortable,ride like a sports car,fuel economy is great (26 in the city and 33 on hwy).Reliable, this is the best car for the money!
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