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Kia Optima Model Year Discussion

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The Detailing Corner

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Wheels, Tires and Suspension

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Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics

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Paint Colors

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The Dealership

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Members' Showroom

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Classified Forum

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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello Everyone, I've recently decided to join the KIA family and bought a used 2011 KIA Optima EX in June, and regrettably sad i was adopted into this family. I really like the car overall, some weird qwerks like the icebox-glovebox but this vehicle cannot handle winter. I live in Canada...
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  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just a question. Has anyone done a straight pipe on an LX, yet? Should I do a muffler delete, and a resonator delete? Sucks that their's not much for 2016 Kia Optimas in terms of aftermarket exhaust systems. I only see Kinetic Exhaust for the 2.4, and I don't like it :\ So, if anyone has done...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I was driving home from work yesterday and my car suddenly stopped on me, I have a 2014 Kia Optima LX straight piped. There were no check engine on except for the o2 sensor since I don’t have one due to the straight pipe, I took it over to the shop, and there checking it now, I just want to...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I created a post about 10 days ago, asking for some help since my car died on me, but everyone’s talking about a KSDS update, I don’t think I did that, but it’s at KIA and most likely it should hopefully be covered but I do have a straight pipe on it, with a straight pipe would that affect my...
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