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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just curious about that, folks. Zero issues with this car with regular fuel (always use Shell or Chevron), thankfully, but just curious if there's any noticeable difference with premium, like it's the case with most turbos. I was surprised not to see any reference to premium fuel in the owner's...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I’ve been checking out the forums for a couple weeks but just registered. I’ve slowly been fixing up my 2015 and still have a long way to go but was wondering if there’s any meet ups around here. It would be cool to get some ideas and see some cars in person.
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    We have a little over 700 miles on our 2019 Kia Optima LX with the 2.4 engine. Has Kia figured out why the engines were failing? Anyone with a 2019 have engine problems? Only issue we had was the horn started honking when my wife opened the door to get out to do some shopping. A lady came by and...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys. I recently got into a 2019 Sportage EX from a Charger R/T, and needless to say, I am missing a little get up and go in the new ride. Not looking to really tune the Sportage out, I am just looking for a little more pickup for stepping out on the freeway or turning onto a busy road...
  5. Canada
    Anyone with turbo optima from Montreal?
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Thankfully nothing was taken/severely damaged, how ever there is a nice little ding on my window lining and I would like my car to look as new as possible. Any idea where I can find the part to replace it? I was looking at rain guards as well, maybe something to replace the piece as a whole. Any...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    ...made a sub box that was mounted to the top of the trunk? He made a custom box that hung and passed through the stock sub hole. There's no longer a search feature and I've looked all over the forums for the original thread. I'm considering something like this and would really like to find this...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I?ve been reading a lot on here over the last few days, and decided to join being that I?m pretty sure I?ve decided on buying an Optima! Is there anything I should look for? I know I want a 2012+ EX or SX Turbo, with the panoramic moonroof (I miss my convertibles but need a 4 door & good mpg)...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello I recently got a 2014 Kia Optima sxl and it doesn?t have the SD card is there a way I can use just a normal 16gb SD card or does it have to be a Kia SD card... I also have a 16 Optima hybrid with Navigation and that card doesn?t work in the 14 Optima System is there a way to make it work?
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Would I have any problem running these? Hartmann HLP-410-GS:M 19" Replica Wheels for Volkswagen They only come in 5x112 so I would have to run an adapter such as. 42 Draft Designs - 5x112 to 5x114.3 PCD Adaptors The thinnest i could find are 15mm. Im on completely stock suspension (SXL)...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I've got one on my desk torn apart. Who want's to see?
  12. New Member Introductions
    Just like the title says, any recommendations on upgrading stock 16 Optima LX?
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I figured I'd throw up a post since there is an actual thread dedicated to intro posts. A little about myself.. -23 year old college student, working part time in Arizona, US -Currently the second owner of a beautiful 2015 Optima LX with convenience package(Power seat/windows, backup...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    My car is floaty as others have mentioned. Its been an issue from an early mileage. Should I bee looking at sway bars, and stabilizers, or replacing the OEM shocks? I know this question was posted a few years ago, and the answer was to skip stockish and go straight to megan or similar. I'm...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just curious if anyone believes the Apple Car Play update will make its way to the 2014 Optima or is it a lost cause?
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    This may sound like a dumb question to some of you guys but anyone know a way to improve throttle response on the Optima's, I notice on my 14 LX that it takes a good almost half of a second for the throttle to kick in and I know it could be because of my Fuel Filter and Pump, also the car...
  17. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I would think they would all be cosmetic, but wondering if there were any changes for the 2017 models?
  18. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    The wife is craving a 2017 Soul with the 1.6 turbo engine, and I'm curious how it's holding up, as well as any general comments on performance, etc. I know it will perform differently than in an Optima, but at a weight of 3232 lb, it's not a lot lighter. I'm loving my 2.0 turbo, but don't have...
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