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2009 Kia Optima SX
Pros: Voice activated Navigation
Cons: Could have a little more powerGreat, beautiful car.
Pros: Feeling safe while driving. Airbags everywhere
Cons: The driver's seat is not comfortableI got this car in October - have to admit it is a nice car - I have always driven a Ford Taurus and thought I would try something new. If it wasn't for the dealership - I would probably get another Kia Optima. I saw the 2011 - beautiful car.
Pros: Interior Room!
Cons: No trunk mat (there was nothing else I could complain about!)
Advice: Do your homework and go for the V6!After owning the 2009 Optima SX V6 for just a few days I can say the following: The V6 engine performs well...a decent amount of power & very responsive. The suspension is tight and the seats are very compfortable. The controls are very clear and easily accessible. I did get the premium and convenience packages, so the options are surprisingly abundant for such a low price tag. The car came with beautiful 17' rims and Michelin's!