2006 Kia Optima
There are two engine choices. the 2.7-liter, 170 horsepower, V6, or the base 2.4-liter, 138-horsepower…
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Best choice for the money by Rob in the Mtns on 04/25/2010. Trim: 2006 Kia Optima EX, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Fully eqiipped with all amenities (except a compass?)
Cons: Residual value - America has yet to discover the real value of Kia products
Overall review: After 80k miles my Optima EX still looks and acts like new. With free oil changes for life from my dealer, the cost of ownership is extremely low. I just put a new set of Coopers on it and the new car feel is still there. The engine/transmission combination is better than most competitors and I would LOVE to get my hands on one of the new 6-speeds! I have gotten 26MPG from day one and constantly field questions from coworkers like "This is a Kia?"
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