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  1. Hybrids
    What's in your future? With more manufacturers adding these to their fleet which do you see yourself considering?
  2. Hybrids
    I don't own a KOH yet but recently test drove one and a couple questions came to me. 1. My question is about the reliability of the gas/el engine in terms of the constant switching between the two. Granted, I don't know much about a hybrid engine but it seems much more complicated than an ICE...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have noticed when it is really cold outside and I get in the car..... I immediately get "warm" air out of the heater/ac. Leading me to believe the only way this can be done is if there is an electric heating element in the system somewhere. This is a very welcome feature!
  4. Hybrids
    I see people adding OEM Korean parts all the time. Anyone try adding OEM U.S. parts from other Optima models like the SX? I would love an electric parking brake in my '12 hybrid and I don't see why it wouldn't work.
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have gotten so I really dread getting out of my Optima, because I just know that when I reach out to close the driver side door, I'm gonna get a painful static electric shock. The only way around this I have found is to try to grab the door from the inside by the plastic handle, and shut it...
  6. Hybrids
    The literature says you can run up to 62mph on electric, has anyone really been able to go very fast on electric only? Also, how far can you actually go on electric before the battery wears down and the engine kicks in?
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    WTF ???? Electric SUPERCHARGER KIT 3 PSI 900 Watt Intake Turbo Cold Air (Hyundai/Kia) | eBay
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