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The Detailing Corner

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Wheels, Tires and Suspension

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Pictures and Videos

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Hybrids

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Paint Colors

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Track Time

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The Dealership

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Classifieds Section

Classified Forum

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Vendor Deals

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Diode Dynamics

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Off Topic Section

KDM Klubhouse

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The Parking Lot

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Members' Showroom

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Ride of the Month Hall Of Fame

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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Considering buying a Kia but there are 2 options. Currently I have an '03 Jeep Liberty, over 193k mi, bought in 2014, love it but not the payments for the upkeep. Quick example, spent over 2k in repairs in one year. Now I am looking at something plenty more highway mpg friendly. The two options...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Our 2012 PSD pickup de-fuels at 97 mph. which is controlled by the computer programming. Is our 2019 Kia LX 2.4 engine top speed also controlled? I was in the fast lane today and driving along with the traffic and looked down and it was sitting at 95 mph. I moved over into the slow lane and...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone, so I have a Kia Optima 2015 lx model 2.4 engine and my check engine light came on and I have been having a rough idle I got the code read and it said cylinder 1 is misfiring. I went to my mechanic and he changed my fuel injector and my intake manifold gasket then he changed my...
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    My 2014 Kia will not start in very cold weather. I usually start work at 6 am and have to get a ride because my car will not start until the sun comes up(so weird) the starter was changed 3 times and the computer system once. Still doesn’t start. Never heard of this. Anyone else having this...
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