2008 Kia Optima Ratings

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Kia Optima 2008
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    2008 Kia Optima

    NICE CAR FOR THE $

    Pros: audio/mp3 input

    Cons: shift gate- HATE it!

    The engine performs well and even has good fuel economy at 55-65MPH. The transission is fair but the downshift are somewhat abrupt and the accelorator is very abrupt as well (takes getting used to). The shif gate is atrocious. It is absolutely the worst thing about the car! If you need to get from drive to reverse quickly, forget it. The shift gate makes this virtually impossible! Seats are fairly comfortable and the car has ample leg room for someone like myself (260lbs., 5'11'). Many nice ammenities for a mid-size budget vehicle. The dash lighting is also very nice.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years