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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    If one was to read this board, it seems like no one has an Optima with high miles that hasn't had an engine failure? My questions , are these throw away cars after 100K.. Does anyone make it to 150K?. Or is that the 1 in a hundred chance. Do the hybrids have better luck since their engine is...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    As someone with a 2018 Optima with the Harman Kardon System, I wonder how this Krell System will compare: I'm really curious, the Harman Kardon system imo is very hard to beat, it sounds good with every sort of music in it. How do you guys think the the Krell System will hold up against the...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know what the difference is between the Type 1 LED Tail Lights and Type 2 LED Tail lights for the 2016-2018 Optimas?
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I'm Mike (mehalley) from Lake Keystone, wewst of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and thanks to my experiences contracting as a Control Systems surveyor on a new build, 6th generation drillship at the Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan seven years ago our family now owns two Kia Optimas. My wife bought a...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Has anyone successfully installed factory LED tail lights on their non-LED equipped 2016/17/18 Optima yet?
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I was just wondering if anybody knew of any difference between the 2016 and the 2017 Optimas. I can't really tell if there is a huge difference, if there is one at all. Just curious :)
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just a heads-up: Source: Car Pro Show - Car Pro Certified Dealer and Vehicle Reviews
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So I bought these headlights off amazon because they were one of the few made in the correct bulb size (H10) and were made by a reputable brand. Xprite All-IN-ONE H10 / 9145 LED Headlight Conversion Kit - 80W 7200LM Cree LED - Replaces Halogen & HID Bulbs (Original Temperature Cover Kit)...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've loved Optimas for a few years now, and we have all heard they are really safe, and this and that. However, I think this article just shows how safe they are. This is my cousins car, a 2015 Optima. What is not said in the article is that they got Tboned (as shown from the photos), but the...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    i drive tractor trailer for a living , and today i was on cape cod ( mass) and stopped at a light right in front of a kia dealership. they had a new optima out front. i only had a minute to look at it, but it was hideous! the dual headlights were seperated into 4 parts each , the fogs looked...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello! I have a 2013 Optima SXL. I'm currently up for an upgrade on my 2.5 year old phone (Old HTC One X+).. It's acting up. I use a cigarette USB adapter and cable to charge it in the car. I've been looking at getting an Iphone6. I'm generally an android guy but I noticed we have an IPod...
  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. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Snapped these this Spring. This is how I was greeted almost every day for 3 weeks. What you see here, is less than 24 hrs after a wash. I was fighting a loosing battle, even while I would wash one side, the other would start gathering pollen. Thankfully, the trees stopped spawning.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all. So at one point my lady and I both had an Optima, and now we have none. Traded my hybrid in today. One year old and 25.5K miles and I didn't enjoy any of them. Was glad to dump it. But I stuck with Kia. Got myself a new Rio5 EX in Aurora Black. I've been wanting a hatchback since she...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I drove down to Maryland last week and was amazed at just how many Optima's I saw. Kia in general seems to be way more popular in the US than Canada it seems
  16. Pictures and Videos
    Just bought a 13 optima, silver! Looking for some inspiration!
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    As the title suggests, do I need to cut my bumper, even though my '11 SX is Korean made? I've read a few web instructions, and they seem to point out that the Korean cars have the narrow bumper. Any Canadians out there that have done a DRL install? Thanks
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have an Optima and have decided to have remote start put on the vehicle. It will be a 2 way remote start on the Key Fob. So I will not be using the factory Key Fob but would like have the key fob (w the key) in the car in case I need it. Without me having to test it, does anybody know if I...
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