8th Jan 2010, 23:27

Original owner review here again, it's January 8, 2010, and it's still running strong. The car has 134,000 miles, and since the last update I have actually replaced the battery (fall of 2009), replaced the front brakes (fall 2009), and got the timing belt/waterpump replaced in December 2009 at around 130,000 miles, also replaced the rear brake pads at the same time for the first time. The owner of the shop that did the service said the water pump was huge compared to the Sonata? Odd since I thought they shared most mechanicals? She also said that model year was a great car. My timing belt hardly showed any wear and tear! Considering the mileage and the lack of scheduled maintenance actually done, the Optima is an excellent car and value. I recently made a trip from Las Vegas to San Antonio, and it traveled wonderfully.

25th Apr 2010, 03:53

Original reviewer: Left San Antonio, drove to Florida, then to North Carolina and then a straight shot back to Vegas! Car is running fine! I even had it loaded to the gills with three kids in the back, trunk load of stuff and a full roof bag to top it off! During the whole trip I had an oil change and was forced to get a new pair of tires for the rear. Wonderfully made car, I hope to keep my car for years to come.

21st Aug 2011, 23:51

No need to review the warranty, I have 160,000 miles on the car now and it is way past its warranty. As far as I know, it had a 5 year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper, and a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Of course there are limitations to any warranty. Luckily I didn't need the powertrain warranty.

So far the car gets used every so often, I hope to get her on the road more often. I went from Vegas to Massachusetts, and then down to North Carolina and back up to Massachusetts with a medium sized trailer. It worked like a champ! Even though the car is not rated to tow, it did a wonderful job towing.