2009 Optima Owner Reviews (2)
Don't waste your money
AOL user Sep 03, 2015
We bought our 2009 KIA Optima as a used car, two years old with about 35000 miles on it. For the first year we owned it, it ran well, got good mileage and was comfortable on trips. By the end of our second year, we were afraid to drive it as it left us stranded on several occasions due to transmission issues, electrical issues and air bag issues. The transmission shredded itself at just over 60000 miles and KIA would not work with us on warranty in spite of the fact that the car was well cared for. After the $3000 transmission repair, the air bag system faulted and cost another $1500 to repair since KIA had to replace the passenger seat due to a bad air bag sensor. Shortly after this, electrical gremlins became a common problem and the car would randomly blow light bulbs and various functions would work or stop working whenever they felt like it. Shortly after multiple problems showed themselves, we sold the POS and bought a much older, much higher mileage Jeep Cherokee since the KIA drained our bank account. The car having problems was annoying but would have been acceptable if KIA honored their warranty and didn't deny quality issues.
Review of 2009 Kia Optima
ghstexrn Jul 05, 2010
"I have owned several Kias' and an very impressed with the quality and service of the vehicles. Smooth ride and easy handling are outstanding. Dependability is the key with this auto. Never any repairs needed with regular maintenence of the vehicle. Kia includes several luxury items as standard such as keyless entry, PW, PL, PS, Sat. radio and mp3 jacks, cruise control and now with ESC and tire pressure monitoring. Great buy for the money."
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