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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Somebody says that Kia can be roughly translated as “Rising out of the East” or “Rising out of Asia”. What do you think?
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  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Can anyone tell me what the long high pitched tone is for, after shutting the car off? Maybe 10-15 seconds worth? I have a 2019 Optima EX Premium. Thanks in advance.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Currently in an 08 Mustang GT 5sp. Recently had a second kid which means two rear facing seats which is obviously no bueno in my Mustang. I drive a bunch for work (22-25k miles annually) so something a little more fuel efficient would be nice. Being 6'3", 300+ lbs compacts don't work. In fact...
  4. The Service Center
    Hi guys. Has anyone ever experienced their brake pedal being hard to press when trying to start the car with the push to start button? It feels like when you turn off your car and press on the brake pedal a couple of times until the pedal becomes stiff. This has happened to me a few times and...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Noticed an issue about three months ago. I have a 2012 EX, 104k miles. Whenever I am coming to a stop or am sitting still and turn my wheel, my car sounds like an old wooden ship. Sounds like the noise is coming from primarily the drivers side front. I recently replaced my front struts, strut...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just got my new 2016 Kia Optima SXL yesterday! I need a car cover for it though, and am having trouble deciding on one. Need to spend less than $200 on a cover. I was looking at the CoverCraft Reflectect. Then I noticed that it has the "mirror" pockets on the cover...a lot of different types...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m going to be getting rid of my 2012 SX in the next few months. On the outside, the car is in great shape. A clear bra has kept it free of stone chips. I am hoping to get a slightly above Blue Book payout for it. But...I have an issue on two of the pizza wheels. There is a corrosion issue...
  8. The Service Center
    Hey everyone, When trying to start my car, it does not start, makes a clicking noise, and all the electronics are going haywire. Headlights, dash, interior lights rapidly flashing, sometimes it says key isn't detected, sometimes it says refuel. When trying to unlock/lock the car, the mirrors...
  9. The Service Center
    I'm not sure what the title of this post should've been but, I was hoping you guys might have some insight as to what this might be. I've noticed, multiple times/random times, the car struggling to go from a stop. Most of the time, its noticed when letting go of the brake pedal and the car...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey all. Late 2016, I got my engine (long block) replaced, which was ironically before the first recall was issued. Luckily I was still under warranty anyway. I just took my car in today due to the recall that was issued out recently. They checked everything and did an ECU update and gave me a...
  11. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    For some, seat covers aren’t the most stylish accessory you can add to your vehicle, but they have a lot of value in keeping your interior in top notch shape. Some seat covers do have fancy patterns and colors that spice up your interior, but their main purpose is to keep your car’s seats clean...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2008 Kia Optima. Going to be getting some work done on it and may need some help. Hope everyone is ready lol.
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  13. Hybrids
    Hi I wanted to ask if anyone has a plug-in hybrid with the car starter because as you know when it’s plugged in and you try to start the car it will go into accessory mode and not start on the screen will display to unplug the car. So I was wondering will it end up doing the same thing with the...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, My name is Miguel. I live in New Jersey near NYC. I have a Pearl White Kia Optima SXL 2013 that I bought new in August 2012 with now 96K Miles. I have been reading through a lot of threads in the past for simple car mods. I decided to join now because I would like to take my...
  15. Vendor Deals
    It's still morning and the Black Friday deals keep coming! Here's what we've spotted for you this morning. DEWALT tools and tool kits, prices dropped by up to 50% for another 16 hours or so. (Read more info on the deal here) And Graco car seats and other baby products are on sale...
  16. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
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  17. Vendor Deals
    Walmart rolled back prices on about a half dozen small race car kits including the Porsche RSR, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Ferrari 488 GT3, Fiesta M-Sport WRC, and many others! Read more about the sale here: https://www.autoguide.com/products/walmart-lego-sale-includes-favorite-race-cars...
  18. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    2017 SX turbo - I swear every time I stop at a stop sign or stoplight, I hear what sounds like 1 or 2 taps in the rear of the car! Originally I thought it was actually someone tapping on the car! I hear it about 5 seconds after I stop the car at a stoplight. Has anyone else experienced...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone!!! I'm Midnight Mystery and I live in Hattiesburg, MS... Well, I will in a week... I'm getting my 2011 Kia Optima EX 2.4 GDI premium PKG stationed out... Taking care of maintenance, and fixing things... I have 168,303 miles... I am the 5th owner, but you'd never know it... I had...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, My 2013 optima EX, bone stock, cut off on me tonight on the way to dinner. I was driving 75mph, cruising along then I noticed I was slowing down. I pressed the has pedal, nothing happened. I looked down at my instrument cluster, I had some lights on and noticed my engine rpm's were at...
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