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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

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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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The Dealership

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Classified Forum

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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello! I wanted to share this issue that I experienced as it’s been somewhat ongoing for months…. And just recently got worse. Hopefully this helps someone else. I’m the original owner of a 2013 Kia Optima GDI-SX Turbo - currently has 143k miles. My car would do 2 things which I wasn’t sure if...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2012 kia optima ex gdi turbo. Since buying the car new i have been experiencing crank no start problems but only after shutting the car off and coming back to it 20 or 30 minutes later. Usually going into a store to grab something. Recently the car stalled while driving and i...
  3. High Performance
    Hello everyone, I've noticed many forums and videos on the Kia stinger with burger Motorsports jb4 destroying the streets. But us optima owners haven't gotten much love unless it's talking about lap3 tunes. Ive had jb4 on other cars and loved it but not on the optima. I guess I will be one first...
  4. Hello, Looking to perform the following to my 2021 KIA K5 GT-Line AWD... Just wondering how much performance I can expect as this would total me over $1K. Air Intake https://uniqperformance.ca/product/aem-cold-air-intake-system-k5-1-6t/ Secondary down pipe...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Below is the service expense for my 2018 Optima LX 2.4 which cost me over a thousand dollars after taxes. Did I get bent over and which item below was the worst? AC Fresh (Sanitization) 22 Both Wiper Blade Replacement 36 Oil + Oil Filter 45 Cabin Filter Replacement 58 Fuel...
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