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Mr Bungle
Hybrid LX
Pearl White
LX trim
Bought brand new, still drive it daily. Only added a bug deflector, K5 emblems and SX tires.

Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about 34-38mpg. No major mechanical issues except for the "hybrid system failure" error happened a few times, dealer fixed it promptly w/ new hybrid control module and a new 12v ignition battery.

So far, I've only replaced only front brake pads, the rear rotors and pads, and Drivers side lower front control arm and tie rod end. Also upgraded to Moog heavy duty sway bar end links in the front (the beefier kind with the Zerk fittings- there's currently 2 different Moog models on shelves it seems). Also, took apart and cleaned/rebuilt my rear camera when it stopped working due to a little corrosion. Added Kia factory bug shield (very big reduction in bug splatters on the windshield). Swapped old center emblems for Kia Racing emblems on front and back, also added K5 emblem on trunk.

Also just remembered - I lost the front lower lip in a snowbank one winter, I took these pics about 2 summers ago right before I got a replacement lip and installed it... ( I highly recommend a seller named "Four Green" on eBay, I have no affiliation but was so happy to find affordable OEM Kia parts, finally!! - The front lip was only like $40 shipped, I also bought my control arm from them too- it was only like $120 w free shipping)


2.4L GDI with Hybrid Drivetrain mated to the 6 Speed Automatic (No CVT- Yaay!!!)
Gray Cloth
Snow White Pearl
UVO factory system
Stock except LED License plate bulbs to match the color effect of the factory LED Tail Lamps
Stock, never touched it.
Wheel and Tire
Running currently - 2014ish SX Turbo rims on it now with 225/45R-18 KUMHO MAJESTY 9 SOLUS - previously Michelin Pilot Sport ( I think I liked the Michelins better, but the Kumho only have ~7k miles and aren't too bad for half the cost)

On original Pizza Pie 16" Alloys, my winter tires are my second set of 205/65R-16 MICHELIN X-ICE XI3 SL - These are beast mode in the snow/ice - better than even Blizzaks on the ice, in my opinion.


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