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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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Engine and Technical 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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Hybrids

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Paint Colors

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Track Time

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The Dealership

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Members' Showroom

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