Join Date: Jan 2008
Drives: 2004 Kia Optima LX, 2007 Subaru Impreza
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I have an 04 Optima, with a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine. I purchased it brand new as a leftover 04, as the 05 models were coming in three years ago. Initially, I was going to purchase a Spectra to use as a commuter car, but ended up with the Optima, because the difference in price at that time was just $200 bucks after taxes - no kidding!
Other than the numerous trips to repair city which I'm not happy about, I'm pleased with its comfort and performance. So far, I have 66,860 miles on it and it does about 25 miles per gallon in combined highway/city driving. I'm very envious that your Optima had managed to run over 222k miles, and shows no signs of slowing down. Right now, I'm hoping if my Optima could even make it to 100k miles, or a little over it.