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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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Wait,are you trying to buy a brand new kia optima sxl for 24 grand?
That is correct. As I mentioned that they used to advertise 2019 SXL as low as 24K back in mid-late 2019. So yeah, I'm willing to buy one now if they're going to hit that low again.
 

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Well i think you have the wrong trim in mind.Those sx models never loose their value when used and i haven't seen one less than 27k that's without added packages. They advertise the cars with the sx models and once you
 

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I'm looking for a newer model too. I'm going for a used one. Watching wholesale prices drop helps me to wait a little. Traditionally cars sales are slow in January and February. That's when I plan on going in, they'llbe more willing to work a deal. If it's a certain car your looking at, maybe go in and try to work a deal in December. Don't be afraid to walk if you don't get the deal you want. I'm looking for lease returns. 3 or 4 years old, and usually low mileage. Good luck to you.
 

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The 2019 has more features and luxury than any other year
More than 2020, since SXL was deleted, but what was added from prior years? The only difference from our '16 SXL is probably the LED front lighting; it's already fully loaded. It'd be nice if 2019s had an 8-sp tranny, but they don't :). By the way, in which year they stopped having potential engine issues? Thx.
 

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More than 2020, since SXL was deleted, but what was added from prior years? The only difference from our '16 SXL is probably the LED front lighting; it's already fully loaded. It'd be nice if 2019s had an 8-sp tranny, but they don't :). By the way, in which year they stopped having potential engine issues? Thx.
Without the SXL trim, I think the main things you're missing out are the 360 camera, the nappa leather seats, heated steering wheel, and the chrome wheels for the limited trims. Also, starting from EX & above trims on 2019 & 2020, they added the ambient light (mood lamp) strips on the dashboard and 2 front side doors.
 

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I was talking about what is missing from my 2016 SXL to a 2019 SXL.
 

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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?
Don't know if this is a good price but Major Kia in Newton NJ has 5 brand new Kia SX Turbo's for $27300 each
 

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Dang I'd hate to see how little I might be able to get for my 2018 SXL with 34K miles on it.
You might be surprised. Last month (Dec) I was seeing '18 SXs going for not much less (only a few hundred $) than '19s with similar mileage (~25K - ~32K range for both '18s and '19s). One of the '18s didn't have the Technology package, which was a deal breaker for me.

I ultimately bought a '19 SX since it wasn't much more than a comparable '18 and the '19 already included the features that were in the Technology Package (which was what I was mainly looking for).
 
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