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Cons: No ABS
Advice: BUY ITLooked at Honda, Toyota, Pontiac, Chevy, Nissan. Never thougth I would ever own a Korean car, but after drving one and the price there was no question. Have owned the car for 6 months - have over 25,000 miles on it with no problem, squeeks or rattles.
Pros: 6-CD player as standard.
Cons: Cup holders not suited for coffee mugs.
Advice: Camry may have gotten the award, but this car has so much more for the money.Comfortable, quiet ride and responsive 4 cylinder. Handling is precise and the auto-manual shift feature is great for mountain driving. Steering wheel audio and cruise controls are nice. So many extras such as heated mirrors, power seat, auto-day/night mirror, fog lights. Absolutely happy with this car.
Pros: over-all driving experience
Cons: the mileage could be better
Advice: do yourself a favor...drive oneWhat can I say..Kia makes really good vehicles. They're affordable and so far very dependable. Solid feel throughout, great ride, attention to detail shows in all areas, 4-cyl has lots of power, fit and finish ranks with Toyota and Honda. 24/34 gas mileage is ok, could be better and probably will be in models to come. The Optima is fun to drive and responds like a family sport sedan. Sound system is top of the line (Infinity). You cannot beat the warranty! Don't be 'snobbed' into buying less affordable 'cookie cutter' cars. Kia shines!
Pros: ride and interior
Cons: ABS not standard feature
Advice: go with 4cyl and leather packageOutsanding styling, ride, quality, and performance. I purchased EX 4 CYL, leather package, ABS package, and sunroof. Imfinity audio system outstanding with amp and sub woofer. Compared to sonata, accord, camery, altima much better value. No cons to date. purchased based on christian wardlaw artice
Pros: you feel like your in a luxuary car..even in the backseat! The warrenty!!
Cons: not used to the V6 for gasmilage. gets about the same as my suzuki vitara.
Advice: spend the extra money and go for the exv6...I LOVE IT!!I just bought my 1st NEW car..and i'm happy with my kia. i never even thought about buying one. and here i am a very happy owner. the day i bought my car i drove it from pa to s.c. got a good feel for the car handled awsome on the beltways of baltimore,dc and richmond. and the dealership has done alot to help me. i got a flat tire at 500miles due to road damage. and the warrenty covered it all!! i have owned a suzuki vitare(2000) adn a 2003 honda civic. i like this one the best. i also have a 2001 vw jetta..i am always torn between which car to take.