I was driving a 20YO honda accord before I bought the kia optima and I feel that car had better pick up.
The emergency brake has to be pulled up all the way or it doesn't seem to catch properly.
I am overall pleased with the car except for the 2 issues I previously stated. it's very comfortable; in fact I slept in the car twice. I have decided though that I don't like the color: tan.
I have only owned the car 5 months so I shouldn't have any troubles with it, and I haven't, but I will add to my comments in a year's time as only time will tell.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2006