04 Kia Optima: It Just Won't Quit
It is getting old, and has had problems with the camshaft and crankshaft sensors quite a bit. The heat shield has rusted off near the gas tank. I have a hole in my flex pipe. The calipers really enjoy freezing up. Other than general wear and tear because of its age it has been a very good very reliable car. Even though it is 15 years old, it still runs fine, gets decent gas mileage, (around 20 mpg) and is not terribly rusty. One con is that it does not take ethanol well. It ruins the injectors and lines, so I have to be careful about my fuel choices, which, since there is no law saying stations must label their pumps, is sometimes impossible.