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  1. New Official Forum Member - 2013 SXL

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I’m not new to viewing the forums, but am new to being formally registered. Had the car since Oct 2016 and have been doing little cheap things here and there to make it my own.
  2. New to Forum and New to Auto Mods

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I am highly interested in pursuing to charge up my 2013 kia optima as a new hobby to keep me busy at home.I saw some body kits and was interested in some price ranges and guidance I should look into, plus i have to do my casual repairs for fluids, brakes/rotor, my tricky ball...
  3. newb to the forum

    New Member Introductions
    hey all, figured I'd join rather than lurk... have a 2012 Optima LX, live in the hottest place next to the sun, Arizona! yet, not as hot as the sandbox but close at times. A veteran of two services, been in the aviation business for 29 years, currently work in flight test. My daily ride is a...
  4. New to the Forum! 2015 Kia Optima SXL

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Everyone!:D I just wanted to introduce myself! I have a 2015 Kia Optima SXL and today was my first day having it Tuned with a LAP3 Reflash Module, from Pross Tuning. Lemme tell ya this thing is awesome again, definitely felt the throttle response and the noticed that the rev limiter is gone...
  5. Newbis to the forum (and to Optims)

    New Member Introductions
    Hi folks. I'm Rick in that Atlanta, GA area. First time Kia owner. I'm extremely happy with my 2018 Optima so far. I'm reasonably mechanically inclined and am a DIY person to a pretty high level, so I am looking forward to learning from the forum.
  6. Plinker Checking in - New to forum - 2011 Headlight Questions

    New Member Introductions
    I joined this forum as I have been searching it for some time to find answers to questions on my 2011 Kia Optima - SX Turbo. I have owned the car since Feb 2013 when I purchased it as certified with just over 30,000 miles on it. I have had one MAJOR problem, which Kia was able to take care of...
  7. 2012 Optima Hybrid - New to Optima Forum

    New Member Introductions
    New to this Forum. In Feb 2017 I bought a repo'd 2012 hybrid with 102k miles for $8k cash for my kids to use as a school commuter. I was pretty happy with the deal, as the Optima was listed on the IIHS website as one of the "best choices for teenagers under $20k" (the Optima is now listed on the...
  8. New to forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Kia World. I am a proud owner of a 2016 Optima 1.6T. :shocked: i cant seem to find any threads on this type of Trim... :cry:
  9. New To the Forum - 2015 Optima Hybrid

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy all! I'm new to posting to this thread but have been reading many of your posts. Thank you everyone for sharing and hope to contribute myself. I've had my Optima Hybrid for a year now and love it. Great gas millage for my long commute, but the power to have some fun while doing it. I'm...
  10. Will you please fix the forum already?

    Community Help
  11. Problems with the forum

    Community Help
    Does anyone have any problems with the forums lately? Since a few weeks back whenever I login I get a messed up homepage and none of the links work, I get 404s. This happens on three different devices (phone, macbook, windows PC) from three different locations, and different browsers as well.
  12. New to forum. 2017 PHEV Tech package

    New Member Introductions
    Looking forward to getting my PHEV Tech Package Optima in a few days. Has anyone put on 18's? Good or Bad call?
  13. Hello, new to the forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I currently own a 2018 Forte EX but I am in the market for an Optima SX. I am in love with the Stinger but cannot afford it quite yet, my initial question that some of you might be able to answer is would the OEM rims that come with the Stinger GT fit on an Optima SX (2017 or 18)?
  14. Hello Optima Forum.

    New Member Introductions
    Just took delivery of a 2018 SXL. Love the car. Any SXL owners out there? I need a crash course in all the fun features on this thing.. so much fun to drive. Cheers - Jim
  15. Newcomer on the forum from France

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Living in France and owner of a Kia Optima SW GT-Line for now 10 months (13000kms today / ~8200miles) - Color Grey Nothing to say about this car - Perfect with everything included in this car. Diesel motor - 1.7L - 141cv For information, in France, it's not a car that you can see...
  16. Is anyone on this forum a Kia repair technician?

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    I'm looking to ask a tech a few questions. Please PM me if you are.
  17. I Helped a Friend Come Out at the Malibu Forum

    Off Topic Discussion
    A forum friend was lamenting in a forum post how he sold out, sad day. He traded his 2013 Malibu 2.0 turbo in. He felt bad leaving it at the lot. He was asked a couple of times what he bought, but remained silent. I responded how I traded my 2015 Malibu LTZ in on a 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. I...
  18. New to this forum, Not to Kia

    New Member Introductions
    What’s up, fellow Optima owners. I’m Daniel. I have a 2016 Optima LX and it’s been a pretty good car. I had a 2013 Optima EX and liked it too. I have an Inhibitor Switch recall part order I’m waiting to come in..has been possibly linked to intermittent/inconsistent starting issues (due to the...
  19. Hi, I'm new to the forum!

    New Member Introductions
    How do you do! My name is Alex and I have been a big fan of German car brands for so many years. But now I think it's time to change my mind. I want to buy a new KIA SUV. Any suggestions?
  20. New forum member, Kia owner since 2011

    New Member Introductions
    Hello! I'm Rob and I'm the satisfied owner of a 2011 Kia Sorento EX and a 2013 Kia Optima LX. I bought the Optima in November 2015 with 45,000 miles on it and now it has about 104,000 miles. At 96,000 miles my Optima's 2.4 liter engine failed the noise test for faulty connecting rod bearings...