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2008 Kia Optima Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Kia Optima

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2008 Kia Optima is between $399 and $487 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
26
2008 Kia Optima
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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26
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39
- average of all models
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$443
Annual Repair Cost
on average
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Timing belts can break prematurely and cause serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, the crankshaft position sensor should also be replaced as it most likely has suffered damage...
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Overall (10 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
October 28, 2014
2008 Kia Optima
174K I have changed the oil every 5K only second set of brakes, 28MPG, I wish AM radio worked better
January 30, 2014
2008 Kia Optima
160k motors blown. I baby this car ty kia for your lemon
December 22, 2012
2008 Kia Optima
made it to 97k miles with no problems other than changing breaks 1 time and battery 1 time. driver seat was wearing fast. no hols just caved in/flat. handled great. good gas millage. no signs of ...