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Kia Optima Model Year Discussion

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3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)

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Kia Optima General Discussion

The Service Center

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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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DIY Projects

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Hybrids

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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)
    Father in-law bought a used 2011 Optima turbo and it came with an aftermarket intake and BOV. Looking for some stock stuff to throw back on as the car didn't come with the OEM parts and needs to SMOG asap. Thanks!
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  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2012 optima SX. Other than having to have the engine replaced I've loved my car. One thing does bug me. I have notice that the lag time between pressing the gas petal to when the power comes on. Some times it comes on quick. Like from a stop. However if moving at speed 30 mph and up it...
  4. Hey all! Been a while since I've been on here. Glad to see it's still going. I've got a 2012 KOH. I just rolled over 82Kmi. Yep, 82,000. I feel it's still going strong. People still oggle it all the time. I recently went on a trip and I had to wipe nose and fingerprints off the glass after I...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Long time lurker, first time poster. Dropped our 2012 optima off at the dealership to have some of the recalls fixed. One of the major recalls that I was concerned about was not performed. On the printout, it reads SC147 2.4L GDI & 2.0L T-GDI THETA ENGINE void - - recall no longer exists Work...
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