Still preaching - get them now while they are still cheap!
Wow! What a steal! Just traded in my 2006 Optima (2.4, 5-speed) for a 2007 LX with the Appearance Package (17's, leather steering wheel with radio/cruise, aluminum interior, fogs) and am thoroughly impressed with the car.
For a 4 cylinder, this thing really kicks the dust up. The 5-speed manu-matic is very responsive, and the car handles and feels like it is 500 pounds lighter.
I just took 2 long trips in flat and mountainous locales, and easily clipped along at 80 mph. The car didn't even sweat it, and was just starting to get in its power band. All this and it returned an honest 33 mpg.
I have had numerous compliments on the vehicles performance, including a guy that has a supercharged 350Z. He couldn't believe how loaded it was for so little money. I have the identical car in a 2007 Sonata, but something about the Kia's transmission management software has this little 4 cylinder jumping hard when you put your foot in it.
Excellent build quality, killer warranty, and inexpensive prices make this one car to watch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2008