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  1. The Amazon Prime Day Automotive Deals Have Landed (via AutoGuide.com)

    Vendor Deals
    Amazon's highly-anticipated annual shopping event, Amazon Prime Day, is finally here. This year, Amazon Prime Day starts on Monday, July 15 at midnight and runs for 48 hours. First launched in 2015, Amazon Prime Day has become “Black Friday in July” for online shoppers, with an astonishing...
  2. Found the best LED License Housing Lights!

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I use to put LED bulbs in the factory housings on all my cars for the license lights, but recently, companies have been making actual LED housings that are direct fit for the license lights. I have similar lights on my 2014 Escape and bought my 2015 Optima SXL a couple weeks ago and found some...
  3. My Attempt for Configuring the ADD W1 v3.3 Oil Catch Can

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    ADD W1 v3.3: https://www.k5optimastore.com/products/w1-v3-3-dual-oil-catch-can ==== It all started with me perusing K5OS Store for more toys and mods to install on my car. Came across the ADD W1 v3.3 Oil Catch Can... and so down the rabbit hole I went! I came across this gem of a forum post...
  4. Android Auto and the USB Port. Connectivity Issues

    Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    My 2016 SXL. I'm now on my second phone. A Pixel 3XL, prior phone was a Motorola Z Force. What I've noticed with both phones is when I plug the cable into the phone, Android Auto icon will show on the home screen. I tap the icon and then get nothing, the icon disappears. I then unplug and replug...
  5. Welcome To Optima Forums! [The Complete Guide To OptimaForums.Com]

    New Member Introductions
    Welcome to Optima Forums is the largest and most active online forum dedicated to the 2011+ Kia Optima! We’re glad you took the time to join up and become part of the community! Please be sure to read this guide carefully! Upon joining the forum, new members are restricted to posting in...
  6. Don't get me wrong: I LOVE the car...but it NOISY!! %@$&# BAM!!

    The Service Center
    Please don't hate me because I like quiet pipes on motorcycles....(I've been riding for 50 years)...and don't get all "fan-boy" on me when I say the Optima is a noisy car. It is. It's not my "opinion", it's a matter of fact. Reviewers and auto journalists write about it. The car is not well...
  7. Found a lower out the door price? Let us know!!!

    Discount Tire
    We will not be undersold!!! At Discount Tire, we work hard to offer the lowest out the door price on all the tires and wheels we carry. We are human though and prices can fall through the cracks; if you've found one lower, we want to know! There are two ways to contact us about our low price...
  8. Question about The Harman Kardon Stereo in 2016 Optima SXL

    Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi all! I am new here, and am very grateful to have found this forum! I am about to purchase a 2016 Optima SXL from a Kia dealer in another state. It only has about 18,000 miles on it and from the pictures I have seen, it looks pristine. However, I noticed the other night that the faceplace...
  9. Any engine problems on 2019 Optima's with the 2.4 engine?

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    We have a little over 700 miles on our 2019 Kia Optima LX with the 2.4 engine. Has Kia figured out why the engines were failing? Anyone with a 2019 have engine problems? Only issue we had was the horn started honking when my wife opened the door to get out to do some shopping. A lady came by and...
  10. Any easy ways to increase the pep of my Sportage motor?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys. I recently got into a 2019 Sportage EX from a Charger R/T, and needless to say, I am missing a little get up and go in the new ride. Not looking to really tune the Sportage out, I am just looking for a little more pickup for stepping out on the freeway or turning onto a busy road...
  11. THIS is What the Production Porsche Taycan Will Look Like

    The Parking Lot
    Here it is at last. Well, sort of. These aren't images of the production car, but they certainly could pass for them. Instead they're the latest renderings of the upcoming 2020 Porsche Taycan. Shown in motion with stunning high-gloss paint, these images show what the production version will...
  12. What should I do? Wheel corrosion before I get rid of the car

    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...
  13. Kinda not the right place. Hope that is ok.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! i am currently the proud owner of a new 2019 Hyundai sonata 2.0T limited. However i find that not many forums are as active as this one or have a good place to document your build. Anyways i hope i am welcome here our cars are very similar and i think if i am not wrong the motors...
  14. New to the Scene, you know what I mean?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, just picked up a 2011 SX in really nice shape. 116k miles, pulls smooth and was well taken care of. Ill get a pick up soon here, its getting some work done on it as we speak. From Wisconsin, nick name is Funky Fresh Coolio McChickensworth. Or Bob. Looking forward to doing some...
  15. Replacing the engine

    Hybrids
    Hello everyone, I need to replace the engine in my 2011 optima hybrid after it was severely damaged after overheating. I am searching online and find very confusing information about engine compatibility between 2011-2012 model years and newer >2013. Do they have the same engine or not?
  16. Trying to get the most of my problematic Optima

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, This is my dream car. I rented one a few years ago for a road trip and knew this would be my next vehicle. Unfortunately my purchase experience has been a nightmare that led to lawsuit and settlement from Kia to get a new engine (and an ongoing lawsuit with the dealership). I'm...
  17. newb to the forum

    New Member Introductions
    hey all, figured I'd join rather than lurk... have a 2012 Optima LX, live in the hottest place next to the sun, Arizona! yet, not as hot as the sandbox but close at times. A veteran of two services, been in the aviation business for 29 years, currently work in flight test. My daily ride is a...
  18. CARiD Ultimate Shopping Guide: Detailed Overview Of The Aftermarket Headlights

    CARiD.com
    Looking to transform the front end look of your car, but not sure which headlights to choose? We've created our Ultimate Headlight Shopping Guide to help you get through the variety of aftermarket custom headlights and wisely narrow down your search. Review each type of unique lighting upgrades...
  19. What's the Condition of Your Spare Tire?

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Does your vehicle have a Spare Tire? In the event that your vehicle does have a spare assembly, whether it be full size or a compact, do you know the condition? Like other tires, a spare tire can be impacted from exposure to UV, from heat, and other conditions. To avoid having spare tire...
  20. Now The Rear Door Opens While Driving!

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    The stupid things that happen with this car, '11 EX-T, that have never been seen before, at least by me in the 60 years of car ownership. Headed to Atlantic City yesterday and about 75 miles from home on the Garden State Parkway running around 70/75 mph and the interior lights come on and we...
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