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2013 and earlier Kia Optima Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    you are correct to walk away.31 grand for a korean made car that is basically going to loose about half it's value regardless of what your told as soon as you drive off the lot..my limit for a korean made car would be about 18-19 grand due to the great warranty which is a good selling point..i would rather spend 31 grand on a car such as maybe a bmw 3 series,lexus,ect that is going to hold it's value and perform alot better than a korean car.used korean cars don't sell very well on used car lots.hyundai-kia just to name a few and their resale values reflect that.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,732
    edited August 2011
    31 grand for a korean made car that is basically going to loose about half it's value regardless of what your told as soon as you drive off the lot..

    That is utterly ridiculous. NO new car today loses half its value as soon as you drive off the lot. Have you checked used car prices lately? As an example, my 7-1/2 year old Elantra has a KBB private party value that is 56% of purchase price. And the new Optima is a much more desirable car than that old Elantra.

    Another example... KBB private party value for a 2010 Optima LX 5AT (not as nice a car as the 2011) with 15k miles in excellent condition is $15,580... maybe a thousand or so less than what such a car sold for new. Not anywhere close to losing half its value, even in the first year or two. And that's where depreciation is the steepest.

    BTW, the Optima is made in the USA now.
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,380
    edited August 2011
    They can't make Optimas fast enough, but any dealer that charges $3-5K "MAP" should be picketed by all customers.

    My local Pontiac,Buick,GMC Dealer did it with the GTO and G8 when they first came onto the market. The thieves at this dealer will never get my business again.

    As for Kia, 3 dealers couldn't match the TrueCar price (Excellent) and trade price I got a my local Kia dealer....so The SX I bought in July was close to home. The car is awesome and there is nothing out there that can touch it in it's class.

    $28,100 OTD. SX with Premium pkg. (No Tech.)

    Regards,
    OW
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    steven39, FWIW, the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are made in West Point, GA and the Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata and Elantra are made in Montgomery, AL.
  • I just leased a 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid two days ago and the VIN sticker in the door says it was made in Korea.
  • I've been scanning through some of the back messages in the forum and am surprised at the way they say some dealers treated them.

    I leased a Kia Optima Hybrid at Horne Kia in Gilbert, AZ two days ago and was ASTOUNDED at the service. I sold cars years ago ( or tried to ) and have bought many many cars through the years up to a Jag E type back in 67.

    I've never had a dealer treat me as well as we were treated at Horne Kia. Their tail lighting was the best I've ever experienced. I felt we got a pretty fair deal on this car that is loaded with just about every option. According to a lease evaluator I have it was rated an excellent lease deal. First new car I ever got that came with a full tank :). If you're considering leasing get the Lease Kit for your computer.

    But they took about an hour and explained how to work the toys to my owner and me both. Other car dealers just shake your hand and hand you the keys and say " good luck send us some customers ".

    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.

    This is an unsolicited testimonial for Horne Kia :) in Gilbert, AZ.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,707
    exactly.

    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?

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    You're right. The 2012 model will be made in the USA. The 2011 was not.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • idiomidiom Posts: 16
    edited October 2011
    Anyone got hybrid? If so what is the range for those?
    Is 25,300 OTD sounds good?
  • m6userm6user Posts: 3,006
    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.
  • idiomidiom Posts: 16
    Price efore tax and fees was around 23,200...It was hybrid model with no nav and options.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,680
    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,

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • m6userm6user Posts: 3,006
    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. :confuse:
  • In Houston area, there are quite a few 2011 Optima LX model left (about 2 dozen). Negotiated over email and $20800 OTD the best offer so far. Tax is 6.25% in Texas.
  • Definitely a good deal. I would go for it.
  • Can someone help me figure out INVOICE price on:

    2012 Kia Optima, EX Turbo
    Premium Package
    White/Beige Leather

    Thanks.... also a recommendation on the price I should be aiming for?
  • Hi Mike,

    Just want to relate your price to a 2012 Optima Ex - yours was the 2011, so it was 1 year old?

    As that would provide an additional discount to you.

    Thanks
    Bob
  • Mike,

    Forgot to ask if that price was otd, and if not what did it not include.

    Thanks
    Bob
  • Hello,
    I am a first-time buyer looking for Optima EX with premium package. Can somebody share their buying experience and price paid for this model in the New York City area. I checked the discussions and have not seen any from NY yet. Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
    Thanks,
    SBP
  • Hello SBP
    I just took delivery of a new 2011 Optima hybrid with the luxury package/$5000. Loaded with everything. Love the car and my mpg is better than advertised--getting 40 in the city and not really trying.

    Total MSRP of $33,245. Hold onto your hat--I still can't believe what I paid. Ready----$24,000. It's a 38 month lease 12000 miles per. All tax,fee's everything rolled in to the lease---walked out the door with out of pocket expense of $69.00. and a monthly of $398.00--they even made my first month payment. I have no reason why the great deal but I'm a happy camper.Bought in Amherst N.Y.--outside Buffalo
  • Sounds like an excellent deal for the amount of car/features you are getting. Do you mind a breakdown from the contract page? Thanks.

    How does it drive, corner?
  • That does sound like a good deal. Thanks for sharing!
  • I could list everything but not enough room to do so. Rebates of all kinds--really-I never have seen anything like this before. I have been leasing for years. Only thing I can figure is they wanted to move this car. Why--no idea. This car is silver with black leather--great combo----+ every option including locks for the wheels.It drives great and corners as well as any other car. It has great road feel and handling and I love the fact it has a real 6 speed automatic transmission. Quiet and really comfy. Lots of room,great mileage and it turns heads like nothing I have ever had. People ask what kind of car is this and what to know the same things you do. I would sugest you drive one. The only thing though is--- you will get a hesitation between electric and gasoline until you learn how to drive it.Once you have driven it for a few days you won't notice anything. Nothing that would be a deal breaker. Good luck--you will get a good deal--they want to sell cars.
  • kittyindckittyindc Posts: 1
    edited November 2011
    We got the 2011 Optima Hybrid tonight for $23,100 OTD. I was very happy with the purchase price. I expected to pay near that for a regular one but was very happy with the Hybrid. They only had 3 on the floor and had sold 10 cars already today. My salesman alone sold 5 of the 10 so I'd say we did pretty well. It wasn't a lease either we purchased it out right. If you have good credit and are wanting a Hybrid the rebates are insane!
  • rjorge3rjorge3 Posts: 139
    that's a great price, did you get the one with the navi? (5k package)
  • What was the manufacturer's sticker on this vehicle? Did it have leather seats?

    OTD - did it include sales tax? Everything but motor vehicle fees?

    If you can, please reply asap as I am leaving for my dealer to finalize today :-)

    Thank you for your help.

    Bob
  • jlindhjlindh Posts: 282
    When's the last time you got "out the door" without paying or arranging to pay for taxes and dealer fees?
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