Kia Optima Hybird

Discussion in 'Kia' started by landongolf, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. landongolf

    landongolf Active Member

    I just drove the Kia optima EX, and love the ride. They are coming our with a hybrid in June and cant wait. What do you think and rate the car? Thanks Jack
  2. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    I rented a Kia Rio last Spring, and averaged 43.4 mpg with it for 3600 miles with 3 adults and luggage. I was very pleased with it. Kia quality seems to have gone up considerably since its merger with Hyundai.

    That said, I went looking for used cars earlier this month, and a 5 year old Kia Spectra did not hold up well in desert heat. The plastic headlight covers were cloudy, the seat belt retractors were sluggish, the engine was noisy, and the car shook at speed. I would chalk it up to owner mistreatment, except the owner of another used car lot volunteered that in his experience, Kias still don't hold up well. He said he's bought enough of them to know. FWIW, he touted Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota reliability.

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