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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So basically, what are the differences between EX, AX, TX etc? I got -13 optima hybrid and i cant really tell is it AX or TX..or something else maybe?
  2. The Service Center
    I think my manual says 5/20, but I'm not worried about that I can look that up again, but it never said what type to use, I'm in extreme heat in the summer 125f , winters are fairly mild 20f is about as cold as it will get, I only drive about 3 to 5 thousand miles a year typically. Please...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Maybe it's learned my bad habits lol, but shifting from a standing start has become lumpy unless I really take off politely. If I get in a little bit of a hurry, I get firm shifts. I can flip the shifter to the Sport side and make the shifts myself and they're smooth as can be, but if I let the...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I know the 2015's use an H11B bulb but what does the 2016 use? I'm looking to covert tot LED headlights but can't find the size of the current bulbs anywhere. I've looked all over google and haven't found anything useful
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hadelight Chrome Molding 2way LED Eyeline Lamp Light for 2011 2015 Kia Optima K5 | eBay ok gives certainly an aftermarket impression but the led stripe is neatly solved imo, looks quite legit. The pricing is not lucrative though. David... you don't want to get your hands on this kinda stuff?
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I w as driving around today and saw a white Kia andbelow the fog lights it had one solid led that outlined the bottom of the fog light kind of like the LED's you would find on an Audi. it also had individual LED lights on the back the outlined the brake lights. anyone seen this before?
  7. Hybrids
    This was started in another section but I thought it would be good to ask Hybrid owners . I use regular unleaded and try to buy across the border in Blaine Washington .I filled it up on Saturday at 2.98 gallon USD . Does using higher octane help increasing mileage especially in the winter ...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just curious what kind of gas you guys are using in your optimas …and if you have turbo or not..and maybe why it is you use a certain gas ??
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, My name is Ali and i am a Finance student living in the city of Dubai. I used to visit the optima forums quiet frequently searching for tips and tricks from the community who are as passionate about their cars as much as i am, but never really thought id make an account one day. The...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I ordered these LED fog light bulbs 2 weeks ago and installed them yesterday: 2014 Black Edition 60W 6000LM CREE LED Headlight Kit 9005 9006 H4 H7 H8 H9 H11 | eBay They were working when powered by the 12 v line but whenever I turned the engine on, they would flicker. I'm guessing the...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I had about 20 people in the last two weeks asking me what kind of car I have and saying how nice it looks. starting to annoy me. Might have to trade it in for a chev. Lol Sorry meant to put this in general discussion ,my bad.
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Today I was minding my own business at a red light when the guy behind me decided he didnt want to stop at the light :( . My car got totaled from the accident something with the frame or w/e .. The dealership where I took the car worked hard and long to get me right back into a car and got me...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    We just got this unit in and test drove it, very quick. :D
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys I know there is a similar thread about how much everyone paid for their Optima but I was hoping to start a thread strictly for lease deals. Post your monthly lease price EXCLUDING TAX and how much was due at lease signing. Please specify if you had a trade-in. I didn't lease my car...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys my fiance and I recently purchased a beautiful snow white pearl 13 sxl. I never paid any mind to the optima, when it was time to buy a new car we couldn't agree on a car until she mentioned how much she like the optima and I ended up on this forum while doing some research and I've been...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    On my 2014 EX, when I was doing mixed driving on city/highway, I was getting about 25-27 MPG. These days, I've been mainly driving in the city (a lot of stop and go) and my MPG has plummeted to 18.5. Anyone else have it this low for city driving?
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys. I am trying to gather some data on the F/E of the 2.4. I post on another board that is mid size sedan specific, and I of course promote the Optima, because I love mine. I am looking for average mileage, and mitigating info such as living in a city, congested commute, or just the...
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