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  1. New Member Introductions
    I bought my optima in 2017, it’s an SX with just about every option that was available. Got it with 55k on it and it sits at 110k as of today. I’ve got the common misfire on Cylinder 2 and I’m between either cleaning or replacing that injector. Have NGK 1422’s I’m picking up tomorrow... I’ve...
  2. Spotted
    You parked next to my car! haha! I noticed the car was Plasti dipped on all chrome trims? I believe it was 2013 SXL! Looks sweet dude!:thumbsup:
  3. Spotted
    I just remembered, I was followed into a parking lot by another optima and you got out of your car and asked me about my LED 3.0 badges. I told you where I got them. I didn't think to ask if you were on the forum as I was in a rush!
  4. Spotted
    Spotted! Badge hybrid. At target parking lot. Brookhurst, fountain valley, California. SoCal! Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  5. United States
    Lets make this happen!!! Lets do a meet at the Autobacs Parking lot at 3pm this upcoming sunday. :thumbsup::cool::D 12645 Beach Blvd Stanton, CA 90680
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi my name is Patrick and I am located in SoCAL. I recently bought a 2011 Kia Optima SXT-GDI w/ 13,000 miles. I came across this forum through the K5 Store. I have gained some great info from here and hope to be able to share my knowledge as I go. I am looking forward to going to my first car...
  7. Spotted
    Noticed you in parking lot next to KFC I believe, badges and the front was completely changed, middle was black, almost resembled the front of a lexus, might go back to take pic to see if any1 knows you.
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I woke up this morning to do an early inspection to the car before dropping the kids off to school and I found this. Someone hit it or kicked it from the looks of it. And the worst part is, I went to get it checked by a collision center and they are quoting me $1500 for the whole bumper. Is...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    first time kia owner and noticed the rear window gets alot of frost/moisture on it in the mornings and takes a very long time to defrost. its like the moisture/frost is attracted to only the rear window. maybe its the angle of the window or somethign?
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi all,I will be picking up a 2014 SX-T from the dealer tomorrow :). This is the first car I am buying by myself. Any advice on things to look for / ask of the dealer prior to driving off the lot?Appreciate any thoughts and/or stories you can share!-skyfx
  11. New Member Introductions
    I just registered here, I bought a new 2013 Kia Optima a week ago after my local Kia dealership tried to destroy my 2012 Kia Soul during a routine oil change appointment. I had a roof rack with Kayak on top of the car, and the mechanic didn't wait for the automatic garage door to finish opening...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    embarrassment because of our panic horns... they are either really pathetic or mine is broken or something... can't hear it for **** anyways it's pretty much just an embarrassment for when the people who CAN hear it (standing next to your car) see you coming to it because you spotted the...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Just bought new 2013 basic model Nice looking car but it has issues Has the Steering wander and it is real and I am very concerned. The lower Rear quarter body panel is loose as it is supported by the inner fender liner Taking it to the dealer tonight and I'm am not looking forward to this...
  14. Spotted
    WHO DAT! Blue / Black SX pulling the handbrake in the snow! WHY ARE WE NOT FRIENDS. Selden, New York. :shocked:
  15. United States
    ...in Georgia at least. I moved to Midtown Atlanta this week and I've seen more Optima SXLs around the metro area in the past few days of living here than I ever did in Dallas since I've owned the car. I've seen just SXLs in Vinings, Smyrna, Buckhead, Midtown, and somewhere around I-85 & I-285...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The day I was dreading has arrived. Some horse's ass left his door imprint on my shiny new Optima overnight. :cry: It's small and not world-ending by any means, but no less aggravating for a new car owner.:angry: How do you guys handle these uncontrollable elements of car care? And what are some...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey, name's Jay B. Just traded my '11 Sorento for a '12 Optima EX and I'm loving it so far. Glad I found a great place for help, info and DIY. Looking forward to learning and contributing to the forums.
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