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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I recently bought a 2010 Kia Optima, and it’s been great so far! Only had a couple little quirks here and there. However, there is a problem that happens from time to time. I live in Syracuse, NY and it gets pretty cold up here during the winter. Sometimes after I start my car up, I will go to...
  2. 2010 Optima LX Manual

    My 2010 Kia Optima LX manual transmission. 70K miles 175 HP 177 PS
  3. New Member Introductions
    Name: Patriarco Location: Syracuse, NY Hello everyone! Just came across this forum and am very impressed with the community you all have created. I am happy to be on board with you all. I am a new Kia owner and immediately fell in love with it. I purchased a 2010 Optima LX with a manual...
  4. The Service Center
    Howdy! Im borrowing my mother’s 2010 Optima. It has this frequent loud and annoying rattle that seems to come from near the center console. It only happens when you go above 50mph. It’s driving me nuts. What could this be? She only has 44k miles on it and does maintenance on time Ext. I’m...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Only 49755 miles and recent FEA told me rear shocks needed. Bounce test says otherwise. Any suggestions?
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I did a search but came up with very little. My iPod works fine when I connect it via the special cable. Sadly, I could never get my iPhone to connect properly. I just made the switch to Android and got a Galaxy S5 assuming it would connect as any other MP3 player. It does show on my phone that...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello, 1st time poster here. To maintain my 2010 Kia Optima's warranty, do I HAVE to take it to the KIA dealership for service, or can I take it to my local mechanic's shop? If my local mechanic is kosher, what all do I need to do to keep the warranty up-to-date? He is much closer and of...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello, new here as well. Bought my 10 SX new in the fall of 2010. I'm finally ready to hook up my Optima so really looking into info on Rims and tires. I'm looking for aftermarket rims for the summer . Main question at the moment is if anyone knows if OEM rims from the 2011 and newer Optimas...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, I recently purchased a 2010 KIA Optima LX with 14,500 miles on it. Does this vehicle have the Theta II engine or the older Theta Engine? I believe it has the older Theta engine but saw some conflicting info online. In any event, are these engines normally noisy (Tapping/clicking...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anyone on here have any details as how to remove the front bumper on a 2010 optima, reason being is I am trying to remove the headlight assembly and it looks as if I have to remove the bumper to do so. Thanks in advance.. Dennis
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello all, I would like to know if anyone has installed HID's on a 2010 Optima? I did some research and a lot of the HID retailers don't show you if the bulbs are designed for H11b bulbs and if they include grommets. I don't want to modify the bulb so it will fit, I want H11b not H11's. And...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just a quick question, will the wheels on a 2011 fit on a 2010 Optima? Thanks
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just curious if there are any 2010 owners wishing they had the newer body style, or like there style better.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi!! I'm very excited to finally have my new corsa blue Optima SX. I've been waiting for 2 months. I must say that this color was not my first choice (I had even told the dealer that the blue was not an option), but I end up really happy with it. I find it gives it more of a sporty look and...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I just brought a Kia Optima and I wanna find out the biggest rim size that will go one the car without have to cut or make any modications?
  16. New Member Introductions
    My name is Travis. I was in the market for a new daily driver so I picked up my 2010 LX about a week ago. It had 10,100 miles with a sticker price of $13,999. I'm definitely very happy with it so far. My other ride is a '93 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo that I've been working on for the last year and...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I made my purchase of a 2010 Optima at an awesome end of model year sale and glad I did. I turned in a 2006 VW Passat that was a pile of used parts from day one. I was glad to be rid of that VW. Never again. The dealer gave me such a fantastic package on a fully loaded EX I could not say...
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