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  1. New Member Introductions
    Before I can post w/folks that sit at the big table?
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey guys, trying to decide if I should keep our 2016 Optima SXL with almost 17K miles my wife drives, or get rid of it. I was disappointed of it before receiving the letter about conn-rod bearing damage that can be 'excessive' (like if any was good), due to increasing oil consumption (1/2-qt...
  3. Hybrids
    Ever since getting the 2017 Hybrid, the car felt solid with pretty good handling. I've driven it somewhat hard with the OEM tires and it felt pretty good but I always felt the tires were the weak link and I wanted it to roll a bit less in corners. Back in December, I drove a Stinger GT and my...
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know how much power the stock stereo/radio puts out? I have the non-infinity (fancy) one :).
  5. The Service Center
    Hi all, When purchasing my car, the salesman and finance manager had different thoughts on when my first oil change should be. Salesman said 3000 miles because of turbo. Finance manager said no, I can wait till 6 or 7k miles. Since I've never had a turbo before, I want to do the right...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello all, 2014 LX here. Been excellent so far. I'm curious how many Canadian Optimas have seized up. Reason I ask is because the Canadian models were assembled in Korea correct? Does that have any bearing on how reliable these cars are?
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Well my wife's LX got its first door ding today. And to tell you the most I was pissed off. Story line: Me: At my local Walmart the parking lot is full front to back, so i park beside another Optima. Run in the store and come back out but these people on there CROWN VIC. We're coming out...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 SX w/ 80,000 miles including northeast Ohio winters Curious how many folks have had issues with stuck calipers and whether rebuilt or replaced? My rear passenger side is dragging badly. Non-dealer shop wants to replace calipers, pads, and rotors on both sides. $900 This would be the the...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've noticed over the past few months most of the 2016 Optimas I see are LX and EX with a larger number being the EX versions. Even dealers that used to stock a lot of the SX and SXLs are not carrying a lot in their inventory. In my area I was used to seeing a lot of the SX and SXL version...
  10. Hybrids
    Any one know if there is any way to determine the total EV miles driven for our cars? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I picked up my 2015 a few days ago, it has the nav system so it has a factory sub. but I am use to more round 135-140 DB more.. I am on the fence about ripping my first brand new car apart to put in my system from the last car. post pics of your trunks if you have a set up
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Looking to see how many miles everyone has got out of their Optimas so far because I'm nervous after hearing about so many failures on 2011s. Anyone high milage without any engine trouble so far?
  13. CARiD.com
    We are glad to introduce you our new section that includes covers for...everything! Protecting your vehicle, equipment, and other belongings becomes easier with our huge collection of protective custom made covers. We really understand how disappointing the spills, scratches and other damages...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm at 30,000 miles and going in for an oil change next weekend and have a few questions. -First off, what's the recommended oil change interval for regular oil? I've seen conflicting 3,000 miles vs what the manual says which I think is 5,000. (turbo engine) -Second, how many miles between each...
  15. Canada
    Hey Guys & Gals, I was thinking about organizing a get together with fellow Optima owners from the GVRD and surrounding area. This is basically just a Roll Call to gauge where everyone is!
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Well this gem finally showed up at my front door step! Got it on ebay from alphardcompany and took about a week to come in. Paid 138 for it! Quality seems to be pretty good and fitment was perfect as well with the lines of the trunk. I ended up adding some extra 3m double sided tape to what...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Yes that is me working on my car. :) Btw I know my center caps are missing, my bro is working on them and I hope to have them back on soon! So what do you think? OMG what a difference!!!!!
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm curious why I keep seeing so many SX-L's being driven around with the LED DRL's turned off. Has anyone else noticed this? I've seen at least 3 or 4 in the past month. Do people not realized their LED's aren't on? Or is there something about them people don't like (ie. targeted by cops as...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    hey guys, so i'm noticing that a lot of the members that were active even just a year ago are gone/leaving and members from two years ago are almost all gone... so, anybody know what happened? did they get tired of the car? total the car? wth?!
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey, everyone. I was wondering how many of you use the driver's seat assist. I kind of like it but as I am always babying my new purchases, I was wondering if it would wear out the Seat (motor) quicker than usual. It would be a bummer if it pooped out sometime and made me wish for longer arms...
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