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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi, I am new to these forums as me and my fiance recently purchased a 2015 Kia Optima SXL a little over 2 weeks ago. It had 120,000 miles, and we expected it to have some slight wear and tear, but we did get a good price for it in our opinion. But when we purchased it, we were told there were...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m going to be getting rid of my 2012 SX in the next few months. On the outside, the car is in great shape. A clear bra has kept it free of stone chips. I am hoping to get a slightly above Blue Book payout for it. But...I have an issue on two of the pizza wheels. There is a corrosion issue...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 hybrid ex premium and looking to trade it in for an sx. Found a couple with low mileage. Any issues I should be aware about? Looking at 2013-2015 models.
  4. Hybrids
    I just got a 16 Hybrid EX. I always join the forums to find out as much information I can get. That being said, is there anything I should know about the car? Or, is there a mod that is a must? Thanks in advance.
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    2017 SX turbo. I have noticed since new that my e-brake goes all the way to the floor when I set it. Since I haven't had a new car in 10 years I thought maybe that's common with these new cars. Yet, if I forget to take it off and put it in drive or reverse, it takes very little throttle to...
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello I own a 2014 Optima SXL and was wondering what’s different or new in the new update NA.10.47.45.521 (V11.5) and if it’s worth updating, my current SD I believe is the software that came with the car in 2014
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Not sure if I should to it. I tried reaching out to MGP for some covers but they don't make any for the 16 SX. Don't want to paint over the factory red but I might do it. My wheels might look better without the red. Any thoughts?
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, have a 14 Optima EX with 58.5K miles. So far I have already flushed the coolant, just did a full front brake service (new pads and rotors), getting a set of 4 tires this weekend (was still on the factory tires), and will do Oil Change and Engine air filter change before 60K miles. I...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I just bought a set of new OEM 18" chrome wheels and now I have to buy a set of tires for the. My issue is I can't decide between the stock size, and a size with a slightly lower profile. My options are 235/45r18 (stock) 235/40r18 The tire model is Kumho TA71, from what I've read these are...
  10. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
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  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, right now I am driving a 2014 Optima EX I purchased new that has 50K miles on it. Ever since the first few months the engine would knock on start up usually when I parked on a slight hill or if it was the first start up of the day. As long as I don't park on a hill the car seems to...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am in need of a detail and don't want to do it myself. I normally search groupon for deals but there aren't any at the moment. I noticed that my dealer does sell a detiler service. Should I trust my car to them? Mainly, are they going to be any worse than any 3rd party detailer? They charge...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My back-up camera died. My '11 SX Kia was built in Korea. This seems like the part to buy. Kia 957602T000 Genuine Camera | eBay Does this seem right? Anything else to try? Online instructions out there? Want to fix this before selling. $228 is steep. Don't mind $228, just don't...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Question regarding a Kia logo and warning message on the inside of the side glass. Is that something that others remove prior to getting tint installed? I'm having mine done Saturday. I had my 2012 tinted but I don't remember ever noticing this type of decal but I would guess it was there as...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So I was originally going to get the Giovanna Kilis wheels for my 2015 Optima LX, but they're just so expensive so I've narrowed it down between 2 wheels: Option 1-Motiv 409b http://i.imgur.com/iJ68QmB.jpg Option 2-Revolution Racing RR06 http://i.imgur.com/oxiXF54.jpg And this is my Optima they...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I noticed this a few months ago and wanted to see if anyone else has this issue as well. It appears as though the rear quarter panels on both sides of the car are rubbing with the back panel and are causing paint to rub. I can't help wonder if it's a fitment issue as both sides are showing the...
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So after looking around craigslist for a couple weeks I finally found some rims/tires that I think might work to replace my stock '14LX rims. The rims are 19" velox vx5's with 225 35 19 Achilles tires. I checked on willtheyfit.com and it seems like it would be alright, but I wanted to get some...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What do you guys think in regards to lowering an Optima. What are some pros and cons. I have posted a pic below of mine. I am having a hard time deciding on whether or not to do it. I do know that if I lower it I will have to use the Eibach springs. I am just looking for other people's opinions...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I purchased my last two vehicles private party and had good luck with them. I have seen good deals at local dealers and autotrader but the best deals on what I want seem to be at Carmax. I have heard good and bad about them. I don't plan to get anything on my current vehicle on trade b/c it is...
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