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Cons: N/AWe have only owned the car for 2 weeks and have yet to make a 'trip' in it, but after driving small SUVs and 'little toy cars' for many years, this appears to be an excellent car...especially when factoring in the price.
Pros: the body style and color
Cons: electrical problemsI bought this Kia new. After 3 years it developed electrical problems. I took it to the dealer, they said nothing was wrong with it, bought a new battery. Doors would lock and I couldn't get in or out of the car. Replaced door locks. More dead batteries, replaced the alternator, more dead batteries. Replaced relay switches, more dead batteries. Headlights come on in the middle of the night and no one has been in the car. They only made these repairs at my insistence that something had to be causing the battery to die. They always say there's nothing wrong with the car just bad battery. I have replaced the battery 4 times. They just didn't want to take the time to find the real problem. It's a beautiful car and very comfortable but I am really tired of being stranded and must get rid of it. You can be sure I will never own another Kia.
Best vehicle I have spent time in.
Pros: Overall feeling of quality
Cons: I could go for more supportive seatsMy Optima EX fully loaded has been a complete satisfaction. After 3 years it still gives me that 'new' feel when I drive it. It does not do any one thing exceptionally but does everything well. The quality and reliability has been better than any Honda or Toyota I have had. After driving many rentals from various brands I thoroughly enjoy getting back in my Optima. Again, the long term quality stands out. I have no desire to upgrade after 3 years...this has never been the case with any other vehicle I have had. It is not the highest performer out there but it performs well with total smoothness.