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  1. Hybrids
    Some of you know me as one of the longest running Optima owners (2012, 168K mi). Well, after many years and many miles. I think it might be time to part company. Last week one of the motor mounts sheared. The motor would vibrate pretty violently. The shop has it and while they can replace the...
  2. The Service Center
    I'm a little annoyed that the power window switch in the driver's door panel appears to be flaking out in a car that's only 5 years old (2012 optima)...I have original switches in my thunderbird that are 30 years old now.. anyways, I'm looking on rock auto to buy a replacement and replace it...
  3. New Member Introductions
    End of August I bought a 2016 SX. Already did Tint, Wheels, and badge swap. Have D2 springs to install this weekend. And a sweet red BOV sound plate on the way. Will order my AEM intake next week. Want to do the DRL vents but don't know who I would take it to for the install (I have bad luck...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    so like many others.... i was an unfortunate enough to experience a heavy front end collision today :( A tractor trailer cut me off in the highway and proceeded to slam the brakes immediately. I couldn't stop fast enough and rear ended him and he either didn't feel the impact or...
  5. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Looking at a set of Gen Coupe wheels tomorrow night. Hopefully I'll be picking them up :) Anyone have a spare set of TPM sensors? I want to keep a set on my Cadenza wheels.
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a Optima EX-T .... Do our cars come with an intercooler? If they dont, do they have aftermarket intercoolers for our cars?
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys =) My name is Alicia and as much as I love my optima I'm kind of worried that I've somehow ruined it.... Okay, here goes the problem So while driving about 55 mph this past Monday afternoon my car suddenly stalled and I was forced to coast over to the shoulder (on the highway -_-)...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    You know i have been pretty happy since i bought my car..... Thought it was nice... But then i saw this car today at the gas station and it got me thinking.... Did i buy the wrong car????
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    As I mentioned in my new member introduction post I am trying to wait till April to purchase an Optima SX. I spent almost $700 last month getting my Spectra fixed when the CEL came on. Well as I was driving down the highway today the light came back on, needless to say I was not happy:blowup...
  10. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    If you were able to keep your eyes off of Adriana Lima to acknowledge that there was indeed a car in Kia's Super Bowl ad, then you should find this Optima SX Limited familiar. The top-of-the-line Limited Package for the 2012 Optima SX was made official today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What's with this horn? I fart louder than the horn. Is there an easy replacement?
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all, I'm looking to get a beater under 10k that I won't cry if I get a door ding like I would with my optima ;) But really, I want a better handling, more fun DD that I can push around as much as I like while savioring my optima. (the big diff being that the beater will be a stick shift)...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ok guys, I've been talking to a guy on eBay about getting a deal on some parts. He said the more parts I order the better deal he will give me, I just sent him a list of parts, and if he gives me a good deal I'll let you guys know. So far the list contains white backing front rear and steering...
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