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Kia Optima, Sedan
Aug 16, 2011 (10:03 pm)
I've only driven it maybe 60 miles so far but it seems to be really really nice. I've always bought domestic cars and would never consider foreign ... but since most of the so-called domestics are made in Mexico or Canada and so many parts are made in Japan or someplace it's hard to consider them domestic anymore. So although I liked the Lincoln MKZ and was thinking about the Ford Fusion after reading reviews that rated the Kia just a slight bit better than the Fusion I decided to look at them and wound up getting one.
Your reason is exactly what I used for reasoning to support my decision to trade in our 1997 Ford Escort sedan on a 1999 Kia Sephia sedan. Why fight the shuffle? Just buy what makes sense for you and yours and don't worry about the "buy domestic only" deal at all. It worked out great and it started a streak of 3 "foreign cars" in a row, the latest being a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Love it and I loved the '99 Sephia and the 2001 Sportage 4X4, too!
Enjoy your new Kia Optima Hybrid and please come back on here and talk about how you're loving it, OK?
#194 of 508 Re: $5,995 Market Adjustment [arizona_willie]
Aug 17, 2011 (4:55 am)
You're right. The 2012 model will be made in the USA. The 2011 was not.
#195 of 508 2011 Kia Optima LX - Convenience Package
Sep 08, 2011 (9:01 pm)
Since I have used these forums quite a bit to research prices. We recently purchased a 2011 Kia Optima LX with a Convenience Package for $21,400 OTD using MD Tax.
I contact all the dealer i could from Georgia to New Jersey, and about the lowest I was quoted was $21877 if i came in on 8/31. We ended up getting it from another dealer in Maryland who made a mistake and quoted us a lower value and split the difference. Hope this helps.
#196 of 508 2011 Optima Ex - $22,268
Oct 10, 2011 (2:45 pm)
Just purchased a 2011 Optima Ex with the Premium Package, and Cargo Mat at Luther Kia in St. Paul (InverGrove Heights) for $22,268, which included the $1000 Customer Appreciation rebate. After my trade of a 2007 Nissan Altima with over 100K miles, I came away with a very appreciative $14,000 + Tax and Registration price. Very friendly experience.
Very honest and upfront people.
Did it all in under 3 hours to!
#197 of 508 Pricing on new 2011 or 2012 Kia Optima EX or SX
Oct 19, 2011 (4:12 pm)
I would like to know what the lowest price anyone has seen or paid on a new 2011 or 2012 Base EX or SX before TTL? Feedback/Opinions would be appreciated.
#198 of 508 Optima hybrid BASE Prices?
Oct 24, 2011 (10:44 am)
Anyone got hybrid? If so what is the range for those?
Is 25,300 OTD sounds good?
#199 of 508 Re: Optima hybrid BASE Prices? [idiom]
Oct 24, 2011 (12:52 pm)
If your state sales tax is 9.5% like it is in some places that would be a great price. If you live in New Hampshire it would suck because they have no sales tax. See how "OTD" means nothing.
Just deal in the price of the car and dealer doc fee before tax, title and plates.
#200 of 508 Re: Optima hybrid BASE Prices? [m6user]
Oct 25, 2011 (3:54 am)
Price efore tax and fees was around 23,200...It was hybrid model with no nav and options.
Nov 02, 2011 (6:25 pm)
We've been over this many times before...just give all the information and let people take out what they want...I personally like to know all the figures just in case some of the purchases are from my or similar states. No need to fix what ain't broke. And like I said earlier, this happens every few years, someone comes on & decides that only certain information is relevant...at least to him or her. But us old timers want to hear all the costs...period just as we've been doing for years. Those folks can just skip the parts they don't find relevant! I am,
#202 of 508 Re: All The Information [sandman_6472]
Nov 02, 2011 (8:03 pm)
That would be great if people did give all the info. However, when all they give is an "OTD" amount it means nothing. It's easier just to leave the sales tax off....who cares since it is the same for anybody buying a car in that locale. Of course they should also automatically mention the dealer and town. Don't know why so many people post their great deals but fail to let everyone else know where they got it.