Kia Optima Forums banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-20 of 79 Results
  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Vamde here. Just got my 17 optima hybrid EX. New to the community and happy to share about my new optima hybrid. Sort of a rip-off although it's a so-called 2017 clearance event, but I still like all the goodies. I am seeing around 37.7 mpg on it for my random driving style.
  2. Hybrids
    Hi All, So without finding any definitive examples, or digging up an irrelevant thread from an older model KOH, I'm looking for some technical insight into my HID conversion project. I'll be installing a 55W kit and anti-flicker capacitors, and I was wondering if anyone has had unexpected...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Interesting concept locking new members to the intro forum. Is that the mods’ way of saying “we don’t really think Kia owners are ‘car people’ enough to have forum experience..?” Probably not. But as a new member of this forum, I’m genuinely excited to learn what kind of community this is. I’ve...
  4. Hybrids
    Dear forum members.. I wanted some opinions on the following observation..\ After years of enjoyment derived from my 2012 KOH, I decided to switch to an EX 2014 with more updated features and a sunroof. to my GREAT SURPRISE, I find the 2014 sluggish, less economical on gas and has an HORRENDOUS...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello to all. My story is so incredible that I had to share it with some other Optima Hybrid owners after what I found out. I owned a new 2012 LX since few weeks ago when I decided to trade it for a newer looking EX with a pretty sunroof which I wanted! Now this...after driving the 2014 for...
  6. Hybrids
    OK... so there's a thread with all the things people like about their Optima Hybrids but today it's about the quirks and oddities. So far in the first month of ownership I have come up with three quirky things about this car.... now maybe these are not new and most likely not unique to the 2017...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I've had my Optima Hybrid for almost 2 years now, while I really like it, I do have some issues. The creak in the sunroof-which going through the forums has given me something to bring to my dealer... The delayed response when pushing the accelerator, it's just plain annoying. Have to stomp on...
  8. Hybrids
    Now that I have had my 2012 for 6 months I love things about my Optima that I never had in a vehicle. The other vehicles we own are older. #1 AC seats-I am never buying another vehicle with out AC seats if it has leather. #2 Dual pane sunroof-I always buy vehicle with sunroof but with the dual...
  9. Hybrids
    Just for kicks and frankly, I got tired of using my phone, I set up an LG Gpad 8" tablet as my display. What do you think? :D
  10. Hybrids
    Wondering if any of you guys have installed an oil catch can on your hybrids. Looking for best possible location.
  11. Hybrids
    While driving yesterday, suddenly the engine would race and the car would shift up with a bang. It kept doing this and wouldn't grab the gear. I tried it in manual mode and it worked better. I shifted properly but the car, or tranny rather, would give a double lurch when it wanted to shift up...
  12. Hybrids
    Hey guys, Anyone experienced a shudder sound and feeling after letting the car idle? In the winter time I usually start the car 10-15mins before I go to leave, sometimes after doing this when I put the car in drive and get to a speed where I switch to gas I can hear and feel a very slight...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Any suggestions?
  14. Hybrids
    Has anyone tried using oil other than the 5-20 that's recommended?
  15. Hybrids
    Hey guys.... I just have a question....I'm new to the site and new to the Kia family, especially Hybrids. I was told from a friend of mine (supposedly audio expert), that due to my car being a hybrid, I'm limited to how much power I want to install as far as an audio system. I am not an expert...
  16. Hybrids
    Hey there, I searched but didn't find anything on this topic. From what I'm reading, the 2015 KOH does not have DRLs. I was wondering if it's possible to convert the LED light above the headlights to act as DRLs. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks, Duc
  17. Hybrids
    Here's an interesting observation. My 2015 KOH does not have an RPM gauge. I don't believe it's a CVT. Makes if difficult to drive it in manual mode without one. Anyone familiar with this? Wondering if it's a setting or whats the best way to determine what RPM/gear I'm in. thanks
  18. Hybrids
    Hey fellas/gals, New kid here. Just got into a 2015 KOH EX with Tech. Absolutely love my car. So far been enjoying my car for about 2 weeks and wanted to do a comparison test on MPG with ECO on/off with me driving as I do. I have a bit of a heavy foot. with the first fill up, I drove with...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hi all - just picked up a 2014 optima hybrid LX. So far I love everything about it. My only "wish" would be to be able to set BT Audio as the default mode when the vehicle turns on versus defaulting to FM mode. Would like the BT audio to pick up right where I left off when I turned the vehicle...
  20. Hybrids
    been exactly 2 years I have my car now and noticed the ending runs longer than it used to.Runs on battery a lot less than it used to. Went from avg 6.5L/100 to 8.5.Also , on reverse , my car rolled back without any throttle assistance. Now I have to push on the throttle.There's resistance for...
1-20 of 79 Results