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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31 miles

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2003 Kia Optima accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 032003

Optima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The design of the large over view mirror, only allowed the consumer to see half of the front windshield. The front windshield visibility to the right was blocked by the front rearview mirror due to large size of the mirror and inability to lower the drivers seat enough and almost hit the other vehicle. The rear view mirror blocked the visibility of the right half of the windshield and did not see the vehicle traveling from right to left until it was in front of the consumer. Scc

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

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