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    New Owner North Carolina, 2011 EX

    I'm Dave Harris and have a 2 month old 2011 SNW EX with about 1K miles and love the car! In fact, traded my 07 Lexus for it and do not miss the Lexus at all. I'm located in Mooresville, just north of Charlotte and my dealer Keffer Kia is great; I've purchased two used cars from them in two years; this is my first new one.

    I'm still learning the vehicle; and love all the options; mine has the premium and tech packages, heated steering wheel, etc, and the quality has wowed me.

    Two issues I've wondered about: the first is minor; the Homelink buttons do not light up as I've read on here and per my dealer; so I placed a small piece of black velcro under the button to 'feel' it at night. Does anyone think there would be a way to wire it to light up?

    The second issue I've just noticed with colder weather: when you start the car, cold air immediately blows inside if the climate control is on; every other car I've had the air is off until the engine temp is warmer. My dealer says this is normal; but, is it? Any ideas if there is a way to delay it until warmed like most cars? Right now, I try to remember to turn off the heat system as soon as I start the car; and wait a few minutes for it to get warm; kind of frustrating!

    Thanks for all the great info I'm learning on this site, and, what a great group of happy owners; I agree this is one heck of a car in all ways!

    Dave Harris
    Mooresville, Nc

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    Hi Dave and welcome to the forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbtemp View Post
    Hi Dave and welcome to the forums!
    Hi back and thank you! Great, great forum. But, I'm having a devil of a time trying to figure out how to post a new thread or question; so used the new member into page...would you mind educating me on what I am missing on the website to post questions? My status does say I can post new items; just can't figure out how...My other car's forum has a clear method for posting; confused here!
    thanks again!

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    It's good to see another NC driver on here! They are very few to come by.
    I def wanna get a meet and greet together sometime this summer! I'm from Durham.

    And for the air blowing in, ive never had this function before. I may be confused to what you are talking about but I normally dont start the air until i know the air is going to be warm. None of the cars Ive owned previously have delayed air flow until its warm enough (then again this is my first brand new nice car). lol

    As far as your question there should be a button in the top left part of the forum section you are wanting to post in that says "New Thread".
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    Hi Dave!
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    hey, thanks fellow NC owner! love the car, and agree not many on the road here. living at Lake Norman, we do have a great dealer here ( Keffer Kia), so I see lots of Kias; just not many of the new EX/SX...saw one on the highway the other day which was a SWP twin of mine; we both were checking each other out for several miles...was great to see 'my' car from another car's viewpoint ( it looked great!)
    dave h.

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    I know I'm bringing up an old post, but I gotta say hey to Dave, lol. I just bought an Optima from Keffer last week, and they ARE great to deal with. I live over in China Grove, we may have to get together sometime.

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    hi back, and welcome; great looking car! Keffer has always been great to deal with. I have bought 4 cars from them and pleased with each one. recycled two of them back through Keffer for the new Optima in Sept., and a low mileage Toyota 'vert last month...good service department; Justin S. is terrific service advisor and so is the mgrs. Karri or Steve...who was your salesperson?
    Dave H.
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    love this car!

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    Welcome to forum Dave, congratulations on your purchase.
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    Welcome to the Family....

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