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  1. The Service Center
    Please don't hate me because I like quiet pipes on motorcycles....(I've been riding for 50 years)...and don't get all "fan-boy" on me when I say the Optima is a noisy car. It is. It's not my "opinion", it's a matter of fact. Reviewers and auto journalists write about it. The car is not well...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm trying to understand the likely cost of maintenance of Optima. I found 2014 Optima SX turbo (pretty loaded) with 43k miles. The car was sold in 2015 so its still covered by Kia's warranty. I called Kia to ask about transferrability of the warranty and it turns out that the 10yrs/100k...
  3. CARiD.com
    Kick start your 2017 Black Friday shopping season with CARiD. Just like you, we've been seriously preparing for it throughout the year and now we're ready to impress you with the lowest prices on the finest quality custom and universal-fit aftermarket parts and accessories! Offering the widest...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I can't tell you how many friends, relatives and acquaintances have been surprised (or even shocked) when they've looked closely at my Optima's and realized how well-equipped and well-appointed they are. Granted, both my Optima's have been SX-L's, and therefore fully-loaded, but people just...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My courtesy lights inside used to go on when my key fob opened the door or the door was opened so i can see at night, for some reason they don"t come on any more, any suggestions, they used to go on as soon as I walked close to the vehicle from sensing my Key Fob. I have the center above...
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey guys, I've been trying to figure this out for a while. I have a 2011 Optima EX-L with the Infinity sound system - but the side speakers don't seem to work! I've been trying to figure this out for a while :/ but to no avail. The front center and rear sub woofers both work. Does anyone have...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I purchased a 2011 dark cherry Kia Optima on december 30, 2014 and by december 24, 2015, it was parked and hasnt moved since. It has approximately 90,000 miles on it and the rods are knocking and is going to cost approximately $5,000 to fix. This was my dream car and I am so totally heartbroken...
  8. The Service Center
    as the title says, I noticed both sides no longer light up...what could it be?
  9. Hybrids
    ok think it is time to change the plugs on the car. I have 2 questions. 1. How do you remove the engine cover? I have never owned a car with one of these and don't want to brake it. 2. What kind of plugs will give best return on longevity/mileage? I don have some mechanic ability just...
  10. CARiD.com
    We know that you have a couple of things in a wish list for your favorite car or truck! Don't wait any longer, as it's the right time to order them as long as the prices are that low and the products are still good in stock! Automotive accessories, performance and repair parts, specialty gear...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Well here's my 2015 kia optima lx with 20 inch mrr cv8s let me know what you think. Thanks and Hi to everyone
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    You deleted my first thread without checking the introductions you also failed to realize that a new thread can not be created on mobile view without first making an introductory thread. I just got my module back from BTR installed my occ's installed my hks m45xl plugs paired my module to my car...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey new to the site, pretty much just wanted to post to get some feedback and some help. It would be much appreciated. I know you guys have a certain post number before you can actually post on the site, so I am just going to ask here and hope I get some much needed help. I plan on becoming a...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tires Accommodating, Comfortable and Safe Do you remember your last flat tire? Were you driving when it happened? Who were you with? I asked a coworker, Jenna, if she had ever experienced a flat tire while driving and this is what she recalled: “I was...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Here's a long story. I ordered by DR-34 wheels from Discount Tire Direct, awesome service, fast shipping, more on this later. There's a Midas on my block that I brought my new wheels to mount and balance. They quoted $100. I got a call from Midas after they were 3 wheels into balancing, "all...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I'm the parts manager at a Kia Dealer and I own a 14 Forte and a 14 Veloster! I just stopped by to say hello and help answer any dealership or technical questions I might be able to help. I search here often when someone says "well on the optima forums, people say that blah blah blah". So I...
  17. Hybrids
    I usually drive at least 5 over the PSL on the interstate (here in AL it is 70, so I usually do 75+ depending on traffic), and I usually average only about 33-34MPG during those runs. This morning, I had to drive early in the morning, so I decided to slow it down. Doing the same commute...
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