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Kia Optima, Sedan
#135 of 476 New SX - with Technology & Premium Packages
Apr 17, 2011 (11:14 am)
I researched this car for the past 6 months and have been following this forum and others. I have never owned a Kia or Hyundai - so this was new ground for me. Previous cars included Honda Accords, Civics, Nissan Maxima and an Acura TL. I had a 2004 TL and I remember when I got it saying to myself "Wow, this same car from anyone else would have been 10K more".
Guess what? I am saying the same thing right now - and a TL would be 10K more! The Optima is amazing with all of it's features!! Many of the things it has are not even available for any car in this price range. (Bluetooth streaming audio, heated rear seats, cooled front seats, etc..)
I had two concerns going in to this purchase - the "left pull" issue and the "hard seats". I am satisfied with both of these right now. No left pull - and the seats are just fine. I mean come on - this is a car - not a recliner.
Warranty - 10/100,000 power train and 5/50,000 bumper to bumper is great.
The car is hard to find - equipped the way you want it and in the right color / wheels. I spent about 3 weeks looking at dealers within 100 miles of my house. The good news - the EXACT car I wanted showed up at my local dealer. The bad news - when I asked for the price they wanted $3,000 over sticker. Come on - I thought the industry was past that. I would think the Kia dealers would all be pumped up that they had a hot car - and new customers! I will never visit this dealer again.
The even better news for me - the car I wanted got traded to the dealer I bought it from. That dealer made a great deal with me - and we did it all via e-mail. I got a buyers order sent to me via e-mail and when I arrived in person - there were no games. It was nearly painless. The dealer was about 90 minutes from my house - in Rockford, IL. It was well worth the drive.
I managed to get $1,000 in Kia rebates and the 1.9 % financing.
5 days into the new car - and I am loving it!
#136 of 476 Wanted: Optima EX w/PP for $22k
Apr 19, 2011 (11:14 pm)
I'm looking for an Optima EX w/ prem package for $22,000 - including incentives but not including tax title and licensing. I can go anywhere in the USA to buy it. Think I have a chance?
Also - a couple of you mentioned a $500 financing incentive. Is this still on? I can't find it listed on Edmunds or Kia's sites.
#137 of 476 Re: New SX - with Technology & Premium Packages [chicagojoe]
Apr 23, 2011 (2:16 pm)
"I had two concerns going in to this purchase - the "left pull" issue and the "hard seats". I am satisfied with both of these right now. No left pull - and the seats are just fine. I mean come on - this is a car - not a recliner. "
Actually, it's a new car. It should be more comfortable than my 10 YO car. It's not. As for the left pull, killed in action has issued a TSB on that.
#138 of 476 Re: New SX - with Technology & Premium Packages [chicagojoe]
Apr 24, 2011 (10:30 am)
Congrats on the new car Chicagojoe! Glad to hear you found what you wanted. I had two dealers try the thousands over invoice thing on me too.
Enjoy the car.
#139 of 476 Re: New SX - with Technology & Premium Packages [chicagojoe]
Apr 25, 2011 (9:03 pm)
What was your final price before TTL?
#140 of 476 Motor Week review
Apr 26, 2011 (7:58 am)
FYI. Watched Motor Week last night on PBS and they did a complete review of the Optima, specifically the SX loaded. They did a 6.4 to 60 and averaged something like 27 mpg during their combined test.
#141 of 476 Re: New SX - with Technology & Premium Packages [dmbfn41]
Apr 26, 2011 (7:35 pm)
My deal -
MSRP - $31,070 (Cargo mat, net, wheel locks, bumper applique)
My Price - $28,891
Kia Rebate - $1,000 (Competitive and KIA Finance)
Trade in equity - $98 (turned in a lease)
Tax, tag, doc - $1,448
TOTAL - OTD -- $29,231
#142 of 476 Re: Wanted: Optima EX w/PP for $22k [kingdomsa]
Apr 27, 2011 (3:07 am)
The $500 Financing is until 5-2-11 so not much time left I also got a $500 because we owned a 2000 Intrepid and they offer it for some other cars so ask about that. Good luck I love my Kia Optima Lx I just purchased it two days ago In Elgin IL (Rosen Dealership) and Sales persons name is Adrian was very pleasant person and gave me great Deal
#143 of 476 What would be a fair price on EX with no options
May 09, 2011 (8:18 am)
Found a Pearl White with MSRP of $24,770 whats the best price anyone has paid not counting taxes-plate, I am located in South East Florida
#144 of 476 Re: What would be a fair price on EX with no options [trs900]
May 09, 2011 (12:11 pm)
When I bought my car they had an EX with no options for about 22,900.00 on the lot. Not sure if that included any discounts or not. I'd shoot for low 22k's.