Last post on Mar 29, 2013 at 4:04 AM
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Kia Optima, Transmission, Sedan
#30 of 31 Re: 2012 SX Tranny issue [rethwilm]
Mar 02, 2013 (10:06 pm)
good for u bro : i live in china and my kia sportage of just 7 months and 9000 miles just blow off the defected since the first day mt6 transmission. the car dealer need 2 weeks to fixed and they dont provvide a lowner . they say they will be quicker to fix but one week has past and they still find escuses to deley the repair . if by monday i dont have or my fixed car or a substitute car i will start to upload video of the problem that i had since brand new. i will post more of these garbage advertising about the new mu kia 6mt transmission and i will post the real video of how the kia transmissions work ( cold weather impossible to select any gears) if i would still have the same problems after the repair i will sue kia and demand my whole money back since i have being cheated. these is the worst thing can happen to a new car and kia dont have clue on how to handle it. hopefully i got some good news by tomorrow becouse otherwise kia will be in more trouble that they can handle.
#31 of 31 NEVER buy a car in early production... USED?
Mar 29, 2013 (4:04 am)
I know this thread is old, and may be just a thread troll. With that said, here is what I think of Kia.
20 years ago I would have never considered buying a Hyundai/Kia. I actually called the early Sonata's So-Not-A- car.
Now, I proudly own a 2012 Kia Optima EX. After 15 months and 16,000 miles, it still feels tight as a drum, and nothing has broken. Nothing. The car drives very smoothly, better than the 2012 Accord, better than the '12 Camry, and blew away the '12 Altima*; and looks terrific doing it. I have people come up to me all the time in parking lots and especially the gas station, with one enthusiastic female actually getting in and wanting to know what all the buttons did.
In closing, I can't imagine getting a better car with all of the feature's mine has for $24,260. (window sticker price). After negotiating, I was able to purchase it for $21,880.
Find me another car with leather seats, dark Zebrano wood trim, 17" alloys, fog lights, dual exhaust, dual zone climate control, leather steering wheel, shift knob, armrest, door inserts, keyless entry WITH start button, bluetooth, USB, 2 power ports, and on an on.
Then add the 100k warranty, which is bumper to bumper for 5 years and 60k. I paid another $950 to extend the full coverage, bumper to bumper, for 100,000 miles! This means that I will still have 4 years and 40,000 miles of full warranty AFTER IT"S PAID FOR!!!
So, please, let me know if there is a better mid-size sedan deal!!!
*** At the time of purchase, the new 13's were not out yet. I am comparing the 12 Optima to the 2012 model Camry, Altima, Mazda 6, and Accord.