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Next Kia Optima

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Hmmm... I like it better than the Epica... actually, I like it a tad more than the Sonata, and it's nearly identical.

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I believe it has a cheaper suspension and a weaker engine. Otherwise, Hyundai rebadge, like their van.

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The Sonata is far classier and modern-looking than that IMO.

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I thought Hyundai execs were crowing about Kia being the "sporty" brand while Hyundai covered the rest of the spectrum? While I find the front more attractive than the Sonata, nothing else is.

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I thought Hyundai execs were crowing about Kia being the "sporty" brand while Hyundai covered the rest of the spectrum?  While I find the front more attractive than the Sonata, nothing else is.

Probably because the Sonata is an Accord clone while the Optima is a TSX clone.

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Another Hyundai clone- yawn. Why doesn't Hyundai just sell of Kia already? There's really no point in keeping it around.

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I like the 2007 Kia Optima...sat in one in Detroit a few weeks ago. In person, the front end has a Lexus LS450 look to it. Good interior textures, fit & finish, sporty "dual exhaust" tailpipes on th V6...very classy.

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