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Has anyone purchased a 2019 Optima SXL recently? I've been eyeing on one with hope that they would give deep discount on this particular model, considering it's a 2019, and 2021 K5 models are now flooding the sale floors. Back in late 2019, I saw a lot of listings on CarGuru advertised 2019 SXL as low as $24K-ish. I have not seen that price range anymore. Instead, the lowest I see now is around $29K, and the dealers won't even care to lower the price any further. What is your thought on this?
 

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Some of those $28,000 cars list for @ $37,000, so with 9k off, guess it's a decision you must make. I wouldn't pay $30 grand for one of these cars with the depreciation and problems, but that's me.
Example-sales of Kia Optima on the way down, and have been for years:
2015 159,414
2016 124,203
2017 108,493
2018 101,603
2019 96,050
2020 48,356
 

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Thank you for the statistics. That's very helpful to know.

Maybe it's just me but I'd prefer the 2019 more than the 2020 or even the 2021 K5. To break it down, the 2020 omitted the SXL trim, which has 360 camera & rear window sunshades; 2021 K5 does not have nappa leather, rear window sunshades, & ambient light and we're still waiting for GT trim, which is kinda equivalent to SXL trim on older Optima.

Things that doesn't make sense to me is that they used to lower 2019 models to around $24K, but now they're only selling at $29K before tax & fees without any further negotiation. Moreover, this particular dealer in Macon, GA has 4 2019 SXL models that have been sitting on their lot for more than a year at least, but they won't give up on price.
 

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Thank you for the statistics. That's very helpful to know.

Maybe it's just me but I'd prefer the 2019 more than the 2020 or even the 2021 K5. To break it down, the 2020 omitted the SXL trim, which has 360 camera & rear window sunshades; 2021 K5 does not have nappa leather, rear window sunshades, & ambient light and we're still waiting for GT trim, which is kinda equivalent to SXL trim on older Optima.

Things that doesn't make sense to me is that they used to lower 2019 models to around $24K, but now they're only selling at $29K before tax & fees without any further negotiation. Moreover, this particular dealer in Macon, GA has 4 2019 SXL models that have been sitting on their lot for more than a year at least, but they won't give up on price.
If they won’t budge on price time to move on. Search the internet and deal directly through email. There is someone willing to deal.


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I heard that the COVID situation is making it harder to get good deals on cars, but maybe that was for used cars? But the dealership will lower the price if nobody is willing to pay that price. So you are competing with other potential buyers. You've already waited, so just keep waiting and maybe the dealership will realize there are no other buyers so they have to give you a better deal
 

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If it's Hutchinson they give a lifetime warranty on the car, but then again,
it probably comes with stipulation.
 

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Has anyone purchased a 2019 Optima SXL recently? I've been eyeing on one with hope that they would give deep discount on this particular model, considering it's a 2019, and 2021 K5 models are now flooding the sale floors. Back in late 2019, I saw a lot of listings on CarGuru advertised 2019 SXL as low as $24K-ish. I have not seen that price range anymore. Instead, the lowest I see now is around $29K, and the dealers won't even care to lower the price any further. What is your thought on this?
My son recently purchased a new 2019 SXL for $9000 off list price, and he is ecstatic. The 2019 has more features and luxury than any other year and I think it was a steal at that price.
 

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Has anyone purchased a 2019 Optima SXL recently? I've been eyeing on one with hope that they would give deep discount on this particular model, considering it's a 2019, and 2021 K5 models are now flooding the sale floors. Back in late 2019, I saw a lot of listings on CarGuru advertised 2019 SXL as low as $24K-ish. I have not seen that price range anymore. Instead, the lowest I see now is around $29K, and the dealers won't even care to lower the price any further. What is your thought on this?
I just traded my 2014 Kia Optima SX Turbo w/ 80k miles for a 2019 Kia Optima SX Turbo w/ 6k miles for $25k. Great cars in my book!
 

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Thank you for the statistics. That's very helpful to know.

Maybe it's just me but I'd prefer the 2019 more than the 2020 or even the 2021 K5. To break it down, the 2020 omitted the SXL trim, which has 360 camera & rear window sunshades; 2021 K5 does not have nappa leather, rear window sunshades, & ambient light and we're still waiting for GT trim, which is kinda equivalent to SXL trim on older Optima.

Things that doesn't make sense to me is that they used to lower 2019 models to around $24K, but now they're only selling at $29K before tax & fees without any further negotiation. Moreover, this particular dealer in Macon, GA has 4 2019 SXL models that have been sitting on their lot for more than a year at least, but they won't give up on price.
Wait,are you trying to buy a brand new kia optima sxl for 24 grand?
 
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