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2022 Kia Stinger

2022 Kia Stinger

$36090

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

18 Aug

N/A

29 Jul

I was looking for an SUV and then fell in love with the Stinger GT2.

12 May

The Stinger is very fun to drive.

6 May

The Stinger is quicker and more agile.

29 Dec

I had a few relatives that drive a BMW take it out for a ride and felt really impressed how the Stinger drove.

18 Aug

The Stinger GT combines excellent performance out of the 365HP twin turbo V6, great comfort for long trips, and surprisingly decent MPG!

29 Nov

My favorite car before the stinger was the Volvo s40, s80.

24 Jul

Those cars go for 10K and 15K more than what I payed for my Stinger.

12 Sep

Brakes bad, engine problems reported before 20k.

18 Aug

There are also many reports of Stinger GTs shaking while braking, which is caused from brake pad deposits on the rotors (this issue is exclusive to the V6 models with Brembos, 4 cyl Stingers do not have this issue).

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

10 Oct

My service adviser has stated KIA will not fix the problem this time.

11 Apr

Just the poor service from KIA is enough to never buy a KIA.

24 Mar

The worst part about this car is the service, I wish somebody would take this issue seriously at KIA.

27 Feb

but that's fine--one less expensive system to repair.

5 May

About the bugs, sometimes the entertainment system won't play (it IS on smarty pants), I haven't even taken it in yet 'cause I can't replicate the issue on demand).

19 Feb

My Optima had the same issues as this car with regard to radio switching to back speakers randomly.

27 Dec

Every now and then, the Harmon Kardon amazing stereo will switch on its own, from being centered, to a random mix of the speakers blend.

10 May

The stereo keeps changing focus to the rear seat, and the traffic on current route in the navigation does not work.

2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5

$24585

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

19 Sep

but still capable baby Stinger.

30 Jul

2400 miles in and it already needs to go in for an engine diagnostic on 8/6/21; stopped at a red light and the car had NO pickup/power and RPM’s were pegged at 4500-5000 when I took off from the red light; lights started flashing on the dashboard, etc.

14 Jun

So quiet that I am not sure the engine is running or not some times.

25 Mar

The pros of this car is the engine is more powerful than the optima and doesn't struggle to move the vehicle.

4 Mar

My engine light came on and it turn out to be a faulty ERG valve.

11 Feb

IMO, noisy weak engine, outside noise very audible in cabin, uncomfortable cabin surrounded by shiny plastic, rough ride, doesn't handle road or bumps well

24 Nov

I am working on how to turn off the Sirius sound when turning the engine off, currently the music stays on.

9 Sep

I test drove the Gt line a coupe of times and it is truly a good looking car, BUT the engine when pushed it feels like it wants to complain / weak.

27 Mar

Right after I bought the car I noticed a rattle coming from the dash.

25 Mar

After a month of owning my k5 EX the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is the terrible wind and road noise that comes into the cabin.

11 Feb

IMO, noisy weak engine, outside noise very audible in cabin, uncomfortable cabin surrounded by shiny plastic, rough ride, doesn't handle road or bumps well

17 Aug

Two days later, less than 100 miles on it, the transmission went out and had to be towed back to the dealer.

20 Mar

My ONLY complaint is that I wish they made some with manual transmissions.

10 Mar

Shop called me telling me, they found a transmission fluid.

4 Mar

The transmission seems like it slips occasionally.

2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Kia Stinger

$33090

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

29 Jul

I was looking for an SUV and then fell in love with the Stinger GT2.

9 Jul

The interior and exterior quality is outstanding for the class of vehicle the Stinger falls in.

6 May

The Stinger is quicker and more agile.

22 Apr

I've always been a big fan of Kia's return on investment, and the 2021 Stinger GT2 AWD is the best example of that.

29 Dec

I had a few relatives that drive a BMW take it out for a ride and felt really impressed how the Stinger drove.

8 Nov

However, I feel for the price their asking for the stinger isn’t worth it.

18 Aug

The Stinger GT combines excellent performance out of the 365HP twin turbo V6, great comfort for long trips, and surprisingly decent MPG!

29 Nov

My favorite car before the stinger was the Volvo s40, s80.

24 Jul

Those cars go for 10K and 15K more than what I payed for my Stinger.

12 Sep

Brakes bad, engine problems reported before 20k.

18 Aug

There are also many reports of Stinger GTs shaking while braking, which is caused from brake pad deposits on the rotors (this issue is exclusive to the V6 models with Brembos, 4 cyl Stingers do not have this issue).

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

10 Oct

My service adviser has stated KIA will not fix the problem this time.

11 Apr

Just the poor service from KIA is enough to never buy a KIA.

24 Mar

The worst part about this car is the service, I wish somebody would take this issue seriously at KIA.

27 Feb

Interior quality is excellent and the only complaint is a rattling rear hatch that Kia has not fixed since the first models in 2018.

24 Jan

The biggest issue is the trunk rattles at low speeds.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

27 Feb

but that's fine--one less expensive system to repair.

5 May

About the bugs, sometimes the entertainment system won't play (it IS on smarty pants), I haven't even taken it in yet 'cause I can't replicate the issue on demand).

19 Feb

My Optima had the same issues as this car with regard to radio switching to back speakers randomly.

27 Dec

Every now and then, the Harmon Kardon amazing stereo will switch on its own, from being centered, to a random mix of the speakers blend.

10 May

The stereo keeps changing focus to the rear seat, and the traffic on current route in the navigation does not work.

2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Kia Stinger

$33090

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

29 Jul

I was looking for an SUV and then fell in love with the Stinger GT2.

6 May

The Stinger is quicker and more agile.

29 Dec

I had a few relatives that drive a BMW take it out for a ride and felt really impressed how the Stinger drove.

13 Nov

The Stinger caught my eye with the specs of cargo space that we really needed to fit a wheelchair in comfortably as well as having enough left over room to shop a big box store by folding the rear seats down.

7 Oct

2020 Kia Stinger GT1 is a great car with all the bells and whistles.

2 Oct

My Kia Stinger has great power,speed andlots of room for family and the looks of this vehicle are very sporty.

22 Sep

My Kia Stinger is great looking, fast, safe, comfortable, reliable and a blast to drive.

4 Sep

The guy loading up next to me was pretty much the same thing, and the back of his pickup truck looked almost as full as my Stinger.

23 Aug

The Kia Stinger is a great vehicle in terms of the technology and reliability.

18 Aug

The Stinger GT combines excellent performance out of the 365HP twin turbo V6, great comfort for long trips, and surprisingly decent MPG!

12 Sep

Brakes bad, engine problems reported before 20k.

18 Aug

There are also many reports of Stinger GTs shaking while braking, which is caused from brake pad deposits on the rotors (this issue is exclusive to the V6 models with Brembos, 4 cyl Stingers do not have this issue).

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

27 Feb

Interior quality is excellent and the only complaint is a rattling rear hatch that Kia has not fixed since the first models in 2018.

2 Sep

I have noticed a ticking sound under the hood, and after researching this I have been reassured that this noise is the High Pressure Fuel Pump I can almost see the Michelin Sport 4s wearing down much faster than I would like.

29 May

Kia engineers state this is " normal" Rear hatch rattles.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

10 Oct

My service adviser has stated KIA will not fix the problem this time.

11 Apr

Just the poor service from KIA is enough to never buy a KIA.

24 Mar

The worst part about this car is the service, I wish somebody would take this issue seriously at KIA.

2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte

$17890

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

17 Apr

I get soooo many great comments on my Current Red Forte..It looks like a baby Stinger.

29 Mar

This car is a mini Stinger and worth the extra money.

9 Jul

Check out the Stinger GT - the Telluride and the Forte GT - these vehicles are where it’s at!

25 Aug

Grinding noise coming from steering wheel and erratic behavior from the transmission in less than 8,000 miles.

2 Jun

N/A

17 Jan

Also haven't noticed the noise like people are complaining about.

5 Aug

There aren't any rattles you'd find in other cars.

3 Aug

The road noise from inside the cabin is also above average

2020 Kia K900

2020 Kia K900

$61340

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

14 Aug

My guess is that the Stinger (an amazing car in it's own right) is too close a competitor and their sister company Genesis is taking all of the other potential buyers with their own excellent G80 and G90.

2019 Kia K900

2019 Kia K900

$43094

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

14 Aug

My guess is that the Stinger (an amazing car in it's own right) is too close a competitor and their sister company Genesis is taking all of the other potential buyers with their own excellent G80 and G90.

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Kia Stinger

$29314

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

29 Jul

I was looking for an SUV and then fell in love with the Stinger GT2.

13 Jun

The stinger is a great platform though, solid chassis, rwd, and the transmission is pretty solid.

6 May

The Stinger is quicker and more agile.

29 Dec

I had a few relatives that drive a BMW take it out for a ride and felt really impressed how the Stinger drove.

15 Oct

Great car and Fast, I would recommend this car to anyone for the price a stinger GT is $ for $ the bests and fastest car!

18 Aug

The Stinger GT combines excellent performance out of the 365HP twin turbo V6, great comfort for long trips, and surprisingly decent MPG!

21 Mar

This 2019 Federation Orange KIA Stinger GTS 3.3V6 Turbo is the fastest vehicle I have ever owned.

16 Jan

Highly recommend the Stinger GT2. Did I say fun to drive (fast.)

7 Jan

I’m happy to report that it is much better with the twin turbo in the Stinger.

6 Jan

First of all, the KIA Stinger is not a car for just anyone.

27 Feb

Interior quality is excellent and the only complaint is a rattling rear hatch that Kia has not fixed since the first models in 2018.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

10 Sep

You will feel the road a bit, and hear some noises,

5 Aug

Within the first 30 days my rear defroster made a popping noise and shorted out.

29 Apr

No squeaks or rattles in my 2019.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

30 Jan

The suspension and the ride is very smooth and I noticed immediately when I went over sections with potholes the expectation of noise and movement was missing when I actually went over them in this car.

12 Sep

Brakes bad, engine problems reported before 20k.

18 Aug

There are also many reports of Stinger GTs shaking while braking, which is caused from brake pad deposits on the rotors (this issue is exclusive to the V6 models with Brembos, 4 cyl Stingers do not have this issue).

8 Mar

The functional front fender brake vent is a bit large and that rear fender reflector strip is, too.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

8 Nov

Also the Kia Navigation System is vastly inferior to Waze as it is NOT user intuitive and is hard to actually use.

15 Jul

N/A

27 Dec

buttons for Navi, radio etc, are difficult to read during the day, due to glare and the lettering not standing out.

10 May

The stereo keeps changing focus to the rear seat, and the traffic on current route in the navigation does not work.

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger

$31900

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

29 Jul

I was looking for an SUV and then fell in love with the Stinger GT2.

6 May

The Stinger is quicker and more agile.

27 Jan

After doing research on the Kia Stinger GT I was impressed with the looks and performance.

29 Dec

I had a few relatives that drive a BMW take it out for a ride and felt really impressed how the Stinger drove.

18 Aug

The Stinger GT combines excellent performance out of the 365HP twin turbo V6, great comfort for long trips, and surprisingly decent MPG!

19 Jun

Bought my Stinger GT2 ~6 months ago and, without embellishing, this is the most fun I have ever had driving a car.

10 Mar

My Stinger Premium has all the toys and looks to turn heads for $$ less than comparable vehicles.

9 Feb

The Stinger GT2 AWS was definitely an impulse buy for me.

22 Jan

I have owned BMW M cars, Porsches, Mercedes E class cars and prefer my Stinger to all of them.

29 Nov

My favorite car before the stinger was the Volvo s40, s80.

27 Feb

Interior quality is excellent and the only complaint is a rattling rear hatch that Kia has not fixed since the first models in 2018.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

24 May

N/A

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

24 Jan

The low road noise and compliant suspension resulted in arriving at my destination without the fatigue I had experienced doing the same route in other cars.

19 Dec

N/A

29 Oct

Only complaints are the somewhat louder noise and the badging of the US version should be the same as the Korean version.

26 Oct

Truck area rattles to much, because interior truck cover does not lock down when closed.

10 Oct

I'm having issues with vibration at highway speeds.

7 Oct

I knew about the paint / coil and rattle issues prior to test driving.

12 Sep

Brakes bad, engine problems reported before 20k.

18 Aug

There are also many reports of Stinger GTs shaking while braking, which is caused from brake pad deposits on the rotors (this issue is exclusive to the V6 models with Brembos, 4 cyl Stingers do not have this issue).

9 Feb

The front brakes kept squealing and had to be replaced.

10 Oct

The dealer actually replaced the garbage rotors and the brakes (warranty for those parts are 12 K.) I'm at 18,000 miles and the rotors are already causing vibration again.

11 Apr

The car cannot even be driven unless it is local since the car shakes violently when applying the brakes at high speeds.

19 Dec

N/A

22 Oct

Now all of the paint is coming off the strips on top of the car and rust is appearing on the back passenger chrome pieces and passenger back quarter panel!!!

11 Apr

I have had issues with paint falling off the car, infotainment issues, brake issues, rattles and creaks everywhere, electronic suspension errors, and it goes on and on.

11 Feb

I actually had to take the car to a paint shop to have the chips repaired then had them put three coats of clear coat to help with this problem

18 Dec

Purchase the 2018 yellow Stinger back in May immediately started noticing chipping of the paint couple months later got recall letter from Kia telling me that they would repaint the car.

7 Oct

With no estimate given to me on how long the car would take to be repainted, I waited patiently for three weeks.

7 Oct

I knew about the paint / coil and rattle issues prior to test driving.

2 Aug

I have also heard that the yellow stingers are having issue with their paint job.

19 Jun

N/A

20 Oct

Dealer service also not the best,

10 Oct

My service adviser has stated KIA will not fix the problem this time.

11 Apr

Just the poor service from KIA is enough to never buy a KIA.

24 Mar

The worst part about this car is the service, I wish somebody would take this issue seriously at KIA.

19 Dec

N/A

21 Nov

but just be prepared, if you're coming out of a German car, the dealer experience, maintenance, service will be very different than what you're used to.

13 Jul

but its purely subjective) The dealers are terrible, service is a pain as my store has ONE Stinger certified technician.

2015 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima

$14116

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 May

Or if money allows I would get the twin turbo Kia Stinger.

21 May

Low road noise.

10 Nov

However, the back of your mind and every little noise will have you thinking "oh no is my car about to go into LIMP HOME MODE".

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

7 Feb

Eco drive mode is noisy and does not seem to add any MPG.

12 Sep

I also spoke with my neighbor who has a Kia Optima with the same issues (Hers is making a loud knocking noise).

24 Jan

Road noise is a little louder than I'd like,

16 Dec

The engine has noise as if the lifters are going bad.

11 May

In the span of 3 months the engine went out and now something is wrong with it again!

1 Apr

KIA/Hyundai wound not cover the engine even tho it's the same recalled engine that was in the 2014.

15 Sep

Then the engine seized with metal shavings in oil.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

7 Feb

ONLY when stopped and before starting the engine, with the ignition ON.. or you will get a whining sound until you change the mode back to eco and do it right.

12 Sep

My car currently has about 47,500 miles on it, less than 2 yrs old, and has had knocking noise when accelerating, white smoke out of tailpipe, and check engine light came on right before it started violently shaking.

24 Jan

Wasn't like I hit a pothole and such circumstances beg the question as to whether the engine latch failed under normal driving conditions.

16 Dec

My next problem is that the engine roars loud and it shakes.

11 Nov

The reason I call it a junk car is because the engine blew on me in the middle of the highway, I had a sudden loss of power while i was in the middle lane, the electronics failed which caused the steering to be unresponsive and could not change direction.

14 Jul

A couple of minor issues (battery, a/c compressor) were swiftly handled under the warranty;

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

18 Apr

I will admit the eco thing (where when you stop it stops using gas and runs on the battery) or something like that, takes some getting use to because you can feel the difference from when you stop and them when you go.

19 Sep

Other than that and routine stuff like a battery, tires and brake pads we haven't done a single thing mechanical to the car.

12 Jul

What I don't like is it would cost to much money to add remote starting, update the radio system & alarm system.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

7 Jun

If I had to find anything to complain about it would be that the passenger seat height can't be adjusted and you can't lock the glove compartment and the radio should have more preset options,

1 Mar

The radio does not have good sound quality and I would had excepted more from the cars price range.

26 Jan

The antenna has also fell off.. 3.

5 Jul

The newer one is quieter and has voice activated radio and the controls on the steering wheel are different.

1 Apr

KIA/Hyundai wound not cover the engine even tho it's the same recalled engine that was in the 2014.

24 Jan

Wasn't like I hit a pothole and such circumstances beg the question as to whether the engine latch failed under normal driving conditions.

11 Nov

The reason I call it a junk car is because the engine blew on me in the middle of the highway, I had a sudden loss of power while i was in the middle lane, the electronics failed which caused the steering to be unresponsive and could not change direction.

2014 Kia Optima

2014 Kia Optima

$10858

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 May

Or if money allows I would get the twin turbo Kia Stinger.

21 May

Low road noise.

10 Nov

However, the back of your mind and every little noise will have you thinking "oh no is my car about to go into LIMP HOME MODE".

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

7 Sep

N/A

14 Jul

A couple of minor issues (battery, a/c compressor) were swiftly handled under the warranty;

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

7 Sep

N/A

31 Jul

The check ev engine light constantly flashed every other time i turned it on forcing me to pull over and shut it off to reset it.

11 May

In the span of 3 months the engine went out and now something is wrong with it again!

15 Sep

Then the engine seized with metal shavings in oil.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

25 Jan

N/A

3 Jun

The original Kumho tires on it are going to have to be replaced soon.

7 Sep

N/A

12 Jul

What I don't like is it would cost to much money to add remote starting, update the radio system & alarm system.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

7 Jun

If I had to find anything to complain about it would be that the passenger seat height can't be adjusted and you can't lock the glove compartment and the radio should have more preset options,

2013 Kia Optima

2013 Kia Optima

$9684

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 May

Or if money allows I would get the twin turbo Kia Stinger.

21 May

Low road noise.

10 Nov

However, the back of your mind and every little noise will have you thinking "oh no is my car about to go into LIMP HOME MODE".

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

28 Mar

I have only driven about 73,000 miles since work from home and nothing has broken or needed repair other than a squeaky door which started last summer so the dealer greases hinge every 6 months when there for an oil change.

3 Feb

Road noise is decently isolated.

7 Nov

Sold it a year ago after getting a notice from Kia saying they may have left metal shavings in the cylinder during the manufacturing process , was told to listen for knocking noises coming from the engine.

30 Dec

N/A

9 Aug

Road noise excessive, will be changing tires with less than 15,000 K on odometer.

5 Jan

While the engine is extremely quiet, there is some tire noise

11 May

In the span of 3 months the engine went out and now something is wrong with it again!

24 Nov

Also, the engine troubles that other consumers have experienced after the 60K mile mark is concerning.

15 Sep

Then the engine seized with metal shavings in oil.

28 Aug

They don't want to fix it until the engine goes out or it starts knocking.

20 Jun

Just days after replacing the battery I had the engine light come on.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

6 Feb

18 months later, the engine seized up while driving.

3 Feb

There is a plateau between when the electric motor peters out and the Atkinson 4 cyl kick in that makes even RELATIVELY rapid acceleration very frustrating.

31 Mar

however, a major engine problem did arise.

14 Jul

A couple of minor issues (battery, a/c compressor) were swiftly handled under the warranty;

24 Nov

I declined the service work and have decided to get rid of the vehicle since I had 1 more payment on the car and I had spent ~$3K on maintenance, tires, brakes, and battery services within a year.

20 Jun

After taking it to the dealership it turned out that the fuse to the battery was blown after it was swapped.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

3 Feb

although the trunk space leaves much to be desired, albeit the hybrid battery.

23 Apr

I should have also taken note that the battery life in the new car is only 2 years; I think that's a poor proposition.

21 Apr

I've had one tire blow out, wheel bearing and cross bar replacement, dead battery, replaced 4 tires, electrical shortage, and the last thing 2 days ago the hybrid system shut down in the middle of a Highway 80 mile an hour traffic.

18 Dec

That night while driving on the road my oil light came back on and it died.

18 Jul

N/A

20 Jun

A few months passes before my car gives me a big WARNING light with a message to get off the road and park the vehicle immediately.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

25 Jan

N/A

18 Mar

While I'm waiting, he comes back and says the engine light came on again.

14 Jul

Lastly, one small irritant is the rear visibility due to the raised and wide rear styling.

1 Jul

MPG could be a little better, touch screen is a little small and outdated now.

18 Mar

where the spare should be is a little box containing a small air compressor and a can of "Fix-a-Flat".

30 Jan

This hybrid has far better suspension than the Optima LX of that year and there are many small build-ins that increase the comfort and reliability of the unit.

2012 Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima

$9095

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 May

Or if money allows I would get the twin turbo Kia Stinger.

21 May

Low road noise.

10 Nov

However, the back of your mind and every little noise will have you thinking "oh no is my car about to go into LIMP HOME MODE".

4 Jul

Their techs are not up to date on what noises are so I am like. hmmm.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

19 Feb

but it also causes excessive vibration and noise from the cheap panels in doors and headliner that will make it unpleasant at times.

1 Dec

Drives nice, good mpg, a little noisy, trouble shutting trunk.

9 Sep

Steering wheel makes a clicking noise if you barely turn it while the vehicle is stopped.

9 Mar

Not too bad of a car other than road noise is pretty loud.

29 Oct

The leather is not real - and has started cracking despite meticulous care.

14 Jul

A couple of minor issues (battery, a/c compressor) were swiftly handled under the warranty;

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

19 Feb

N/A

5 Sep

Back to the Optima, after one week of ownership, my car kept dying and come to find out it had a dead battery cell and I had to replace it, alongside with my proximity key fobs that were dead after purchasing my vehicle.

17 Sep

Hence I do not believe it to be a battery issue,

31 Oct

The battery died one month after the warranty expired and my fuel pump just went out.

30 Apr

Lithium Polymer battery provides extra power during hard acceleration.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

10 Feb

Bought mine in 2019 low miles a month later Car acted like brakes were applied they were not then it would lurch forward.

4 Jul

Then I replaced my brakes and rotors, front struts due to aggravating noise over broken pavement and potholes.

19 Feb

N/A

20 Mar

Two weeks ago wire harness broke some how and severe several wires causing the brake system to go out!

9 Mar

It doesnt seem like it is going to last as long as my 2003 Toyota Highland that has 299,000 miles on it and never replace the first think except tires, brakes and spark plugs.

27 May

but after having the same problem 6times with the brake pedal getting stuck, and not being able to start the car, the dealer bought it back from us, and we traded up to the 2012.

19 Sep

Once you connect your phone it is way too difficult to disconnect.

19 Sep

Once you connect your phone it is way too difficult to disconnect.

19 Feb

N/A

5 Sep

Back to the Optima, after one week of ownership, my car kept dying and come to find out it had a dead battery cell and I had to replace it, alongside with my proximity key fobs that were dead after purchasing my vehicle.

25 Jul

The UVO system they have works well intermittantly and they claim the issues I have with the phone is bc I'm using my iPhone cable instead of their $40 cable which is total BS.

12 Jul

What I don't like is it would cost to much money to add remote starting, update the radio system & alarm system.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

7 Jun

If I had to find anything to complain about it would be that the passenger seat height can't be adjusted and you can't lock the glove compartment and the radio should have more preset options,

17 Sep

I can sit in my car not running, and listen to the radio for 15 mins and the battery will die.

28 Oct

Sirrus radio sounds awful when using Sirrus.

7 Jan

The center channel dash speakers overpower all the others.

17 Dec

Last minor irritation: Can't turn the radio off when the car is in reverse.

2011 Kia Optima

2011 Kia Optima

$8337

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 May

Or if money allows I would get the twin turbo Kia Stinger.

21 May

Low road noise.

10 Nov

However, the back of your mind and every little noise will have you thinking "oh no is my car about to go into LIMP HOME MODE".

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

16 May

It was reaching 100k miles and It never made any ticking noises or anything that sounded concerning.

22 Aug

Longer story, I think it made the rattle noise at low rpms for the last 15k miles,

18 Oct

A few quality issues with the sunglass holder and mood lighting not functioning on the passenger door and I do get have the rattle from the sunroof.

13 Oct

Sunroof bug/wind shield rattles (while closed) when you hit bumps.

27 Aug

It is probably true that it is a little more noisy than a BMW or a Mercedes.

11 Aug

although there is a squeak coming from the passenger door.

7 Jun

The only negative so far is when I start it first thing I hear a faint rattle in the exhaust.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

5 Jan

Will include everything I repaired since I bought it: brake peddle switch, transmission temp sensor, turbo adjusted, front brakes, one dash speaker, headlight bulbs, battery and front right cv joint and mid shaft on front axle and tires.

26 Jun

Kia did not send me a letter of recall about the brake light switch.

4 Mar

Turns out it had a problem with the brake switch.

16 May

The brake pedal has an annoying thump every time you take your foot off the pedal which if you let it, will drive you crazy.

30 Apr

A little slow off the line (unless you power brake it)

12 Jul

What I don't like is it would cost to much money to add remote starting, update the radio system & alarm system.

22 Jan

Milage is ok around town 23 on hwy 30+, issues with radio (screen fades to blank when interior is hot) rear passenger window inop replaced armature and switch, brakes had caliper pins and bushings seize.

7 Jun

If I had to find anything to complain about it would be that the passenger seat height can't be adjusted and you can't lock the glove compartment and the radio should have more preset options,

9 Mar

The noise is so loud it is impossible to make a cell phone call and the radio had to be turned way up to drown out some of the noise.

14 Jul

Lastly, one small irritant is the rear visibility due to the raised and wide rear styling.

1 Jul

MPG could be a little better, touch screen is a little small and outdated now.

11 Feb

however if you are an experienced driver you should be able to work around the larger D pillars and small rear window.

7 Jul

Kia covered small issues beyond warranty period with no hassles and a smile.

14 Jul

A couple of minor issues (battery, a/c compressor) were swiftly handled under the warranty;

5 Jan

Will include everything I repaired since I bought it: brake peddle switch, transmission temp sensor, turbo adjusted, front brakes, one dash speaker, headlight bulbs, battery and front right cv joint and mid shaft on front axle and tires.

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery

16 May

Such as no check engine lights, etc.. Only once I had to replace my battery