KIA has really gotten their sh*t together. I've got KIA-salesmen in the building where I work. They've got great products and sell like 35 cars a month and make a sh*tload of cash. Maybe I should start selling KIA?
It's funny, we don't even get the Optima in Sweden. KIA doesn't even offer a sedan over here. We only get the SUV's, hatchbacks and wagons.
That interior is dire. The exterior is nice, but it's entirely composed of parts stolen from other cars. Wheels from a Volvo DRIVe model, basic profile from a Jag XF, rear boot like a Mondeo, rear lights from an Accord, front end is a cross between VW Passat and Lexus.
I drove one when I was car shopping. In America we get much [MUCH!!!] nicer interiors in these cars. Do you guys get the 274 HP turbo version or just the 2.4? The turbo's supposed to be pretty powerful but I didn't drive it as it was out of the price range.
The steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car in that picture, you should really get that checked out.
The 6 speed manual manual only comes on the base poverty-spec LX model. Mid-level EX and top spec turbo SX model only comes with an automatic. Still FWD as well which is horrible when you have that much power.
Your average sheep might like it but it doesn't impress me in the slightest. Just another Camry/Maxima/Accord rebadge.
This post has been edited by Lurch on Wednesday, Nov 2 2011, 22:46
Yeah, the Genesis coupe is the one thing they got right. Would like to see it with the V8 from the sedan and a 6 speed. For that matter, I'd like to see the sedan with a 6 speed manual. IMO, that's what sets the 5 series above the others in that sports sedan category. The ability to actually drive it yourself.
i was bored recently and decided to test drive the Kia K5 (you guys will know it as the Optimus) and it actually is very good value for money, a lot of things come as standard such as dual sunroof etc and it wasnt bad to drive.
I would definitely not hesitate to get one as my daily driving car but unfortunately my parents wont allow me to buy korean no matter how good the product or how cheap it is.