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Everything we rate (and hate) about the Kia Optima Sportswagon

Motoring Research Logo By Andrew Brady of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 20: Ever wondered how car reviews work? Usually, in the case of a new model, we attend a European or UK launch where we drive a car for a day or two and produce a first drive review, with our initial impressions from that brief period with the car. Road tests take place when we’ve borrowed the car for a week and done as many miles as possible in it during that time. This is the case for most websites and magazines. While we get to know a car quite well during a week-long test, it’s good to spend longer with a car to really get to know it. Which is why I’ve spent six months testing the latest Kia Optima Sportswagon to find out if you should buy one over a Ford Mondeo or Skoda Superb. These are the good and bad things I’ve discovered during that time.

A full review

Ever wondered how car reviews work? Usually, in the case of a new model, we attend a European or UK launch where we drive a car for a day or two and produce a first drive review, with our initial impressions from that brief period with the car.

Road tests take place when we’ve borrowed the car for a week and done as many miles as possible in it during that time. This is the case for most websites and magazines.

While we get to know a car quite well during a week-long test, it’s good to spend longer with a car to really get to know it. Which is why I’ve spent six months testing the latest Kia Optima Sportswagon to find out if you should buy one over a Ford Mondeo or Skoda Superb. These are the good and bad things I’ve discovered during that time.

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