2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4 from North America
A great car at a reasonable price
The only major thing that was wrong with the car so far is that the battery had to be replaced about a week ago. The car would not start so I called KIA roadside assistance. They sent out someone to jump the car and then I drove it back to the dealership maintenance department where I brought it from. The battery was still under warranty so they replaced it for free. The other minor things I noticed was that sometimes when you fill the tank with gas, it does not fill all the way up. I think it has something to do with how the car is slanted at the time. Other than those two things, there were no other problems that I found.
The car is very reliable. Except for the battery problem, I have had no other problems with this car.
It is very roomy and comfortable. Enough space to seat 5 people comfortably.
The trunk is very spacious.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2003
7th Mar 2004, 15:50
There is something with the fuel sending unit. It has to be replaced. I had to have my part replaced due to the same problem. It took a week for the part to come in.
3rd Nov 2005, 04:31
I have had forty thousand and few of those.
I admit to the seat belt buckle cover coming off, but that was easily fixed as well as the rear windows.
3rd Dec 2005, 03:33
I have a 2002 Kia Optima, SE 2.4 Liter. Purchased it new in 02, have 96,000 miles on it. I drive it like it's a race car. Only problem I've had is a service recall where a valve in the gas tank that prevents gas from spilling out in a rollover, was going bad and prevented me from filling the gas tank. Otherwise, I've serviced it regularly and really enjoy it. I did look into trading it in last year, but was told by a local Chevy dealer they'd only give me 2500 for it. This car new was 22,000 due to all the options. I wouldn't take a Chevy over this car if that's the case. It is powerful, comfortable and fast enough to make me happy. The rest is normal wear and tear.