The first generation was merely a repackaged Hyundai Sonata with some minor cosmetic alterations. The engine is smooth, though it isn't very fuel efficient, despite being fairly small. Kia has used various nameplates to market the Optima since the model was first introduced in 2000. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Amazing gas mileage which I was able to get closer to 33 mpg even around town running! This last generation of Optimas has received significantly better reviews and is expected to sell more units. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Manual transmission versions are expected to average 24 miles per gallon under city conditions and 35 on the highway.
If the belt breaks on you, you'll have to replace the engine since repairing the existing one will cost you more than a replacement motor. Unit sales are expected to be higher as well. We got a great deal and it was probably the fastest most low hassle car shopping experience you could have. Kia invested more resources in the second generation and moved away from using the original Sonata design. Never caused me a dime of problems. I often drive a highway with many curves and being able to shift from auto to manuel transmission to control my speed has saved my brakes and sanity many times!!! Only had to replace tires and oil.
EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Kia initially introduced the Optima in 2000. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. It's nice too that it had leather interior which was extremely easy to care for due to the fact I have two children. This car had taken me everywhere and I have put about 60k miles on it with really no problems. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
The first generation was merely a repackaged Hyundai Sonata with some minor cosmetic alterations. How many would do that? Kia has used various nameplates to market the Optima since the model was first introduced in 2000. Reviews have been significantly more positive for the third generation compared to its predecessors. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Replaced timing belt at 97k and she kept going. Kia invested more resources in the second generation and moved away from using the original Sonata design.
Whomever bought my old car I'm sure was very happy. But this was the greatest little car I ever drove. The Owners were really great to me and my daughter. This has been a very reliable and economical vehicle. Fuel economy for the turbocharged engine should be 22 miles per gallon in the city and 34 on the highway.
The Optima's third generation was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year. They were there to help us; they said to drive it and see how we liked it. It had a great price on it and I could afford it. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The Optima's third generation was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year.
This car has awesome maneuverability, you can turn and whip around any corner and fit into almost any parking spot. An alternate engine version designed for California-style emissions regulations has 192 horsepower. Automatic transmission Optimas should make 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 34 on the highway. I highly recommend the '04 Optima. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557888113412 ; listingsSearchManager. About the 2004 Kia Optima The Kia Optima is a mid-size car sold only as a four-door sedan.
Reviews have been significantly more positive for the third generation compared to its predecessors. The second generation of Optimas launched in 2005. Lots of leg room, trunk space, safety features were amazing! Manual transmission versions are expected to average 24 miles per gallon under city conditions and 35 on the highway. This last generation of Optimas has received significantly better reviews and is expected to sell more units. The office and cars there won't be anything fancy, hence the name cheap cars, however, the people there are the easiest to work with and were really were upfront and honest with the quirks of the car and pricing. It is a great car and is very comfortable in every way.
The description of the car we bought was accurate and communication was good. Stop in and talk to them, you won't regret it. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Independent reviewers have generally praised the 2011 Optima's redesign, saying it has successfully evolved from the disappointing previous generations. Edmunds' Inside Line gave the Optima a 2011 Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle award. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. It is a front-engine and front-wheel drive vehicle.