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    1. #26
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      Mazda 6 or Accord versus the Optima anyday.

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      Nope. That's what the Hybrid is for.


      Looks like the turbo would return better overall mpg in mixed/city driving?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Mazda 6 or Accord versus the Optima anyday.
      This. The 2.4L in the Kia is a dog.

      It feels like it's 30hp down on the Accord/6.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

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      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      I checked these out a bit in the spring, I really like the look, interior, and the fact that there is a lot of lineage to Audi since Kia's main guy was plucked from the four rings (don't tell zee Germans I think that). Still, I've heard that neither Kia nor Hyundai have their chassis/suspension tuning down, and the more I hear about their engines the more I'm happy I didn't get one over the bulletproof EJ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      This. The 2.4L in the Kia is a dog.

      It feels like it's 30hp down on the Accord/6.
      Well of course. Can't compare a 200hp 4cyl to the Accord's supreme V6.

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      The steering coupler will break every 40-60k miles. Not expensive but very fiddly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Well of course. Can't compare a 200hp 4cyl to the Accord's supreme V6.
      I was comparing 4cyl to 4cyl. Not power at all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Well of course. Can't compare a 200hp 4cyl to the Accord's supreme V6.
      I meant Accord/Mazda6 sorry.

      The 200hp in the Optima fept like 160 or so.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      I meant Accord/Mazda6 sorry.

      The 200hp in the Optima fept like 160 or so.
      Interesting. I just looked it up and the Optima only weighs 3200-3300 lbs.
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      Panache, bruh.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Interesting. I just looked it up and the Optima only weighs 3200-3300 lbs.
      The Accord and 6 do as well.
      Driving a beater Lexus to save up for a fun car, driving a beater Lexus to save up for a fun car, driving a beater Lex.....

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      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      The Accord and 6 do as well.
      Ugh, why does my Mustang weigh 3,600.
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      Panache, bruh.
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      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      I meant Accord/Mazda6 sorry.

      The 200hp in the Optima fept like 160 or so.
      That's because the 2.4L NA engine is rated at 192HP
      If I was The Bandit Sally'd have 8 kids.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Ugh, why does my Mustang weigh 3,600.
      Because MURICA!
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      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      That's because the 2.4L NA engine is rated at 192HP
      Not in 2011 guise.

      I felt mine was 200hp, moved pretty damn well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Not in 2011 guise.

      I felt mine was 200hp, moved pretty damn well.
      No worries. My 2015 moves out just fine as well.
      If I was The Bandit Sally'd have 8 kids.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Not in 2011 guise.

      I felt mine was 200hp, moved pretty damn well.
      According to TCL, 200 HP or less = might could dead
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      No worries. My 2015 moves out just fine as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rod Ratio View Post
      According to TCL, 200 HP or less = might could dead

      Yet I'm still walking around!?!

      If I was The Bandit Sally'd have 8 kids.

    18. #43
      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      Yet I'm still walking around!?!

      I pray to the rosary every time I get into my Passat
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      Long weekend verdict.

      Decided to test one of these in the best way possible, by renting an actual owner car for a long weekend trip via Turo. It's a 2013(?) turbo model SX with every feature I want plus some I've never experienced. I did have to double check under the hood to make sure it's a turbo as explained below...

      Pros:

      • Heated/Ventilated seats
      • Power memory seats slide into driving position and recline back at startup/key down
      • Mirrors auto fold when approaching car and or walking away
      • Lumbar support is fantastic when compared to lackluster Honda seats


      Cons:

      • Bore to drive, zero feedback and very light steering even at speed
      • No confidence on twisty roads
      • Might as well not be a turbo because slow response time & lethargic acceleration


      Meh
      • Infotainment feels old and ipod cable link constantly failing
      • Fuel economy only 28-29 MPG all highway. I guess since this competes with V6 family sedans that's OK but I was hoping for better out of a 6 hour drive to Canada.


      Verdict: Hard pass. I love the feature content but I never fell in love with the driving experience. I feel like fanboy in saying this but GTI ownership has spoiled me to expect more.
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      Sounds about right. The current generation is definitely improved based on my recent rental but it's still a middle of the road, stylish family sedan.
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      Kia Optima (turbo) - Tell me about these

      Funny this thread popped up. Someone in class was complaining that they no longer have a working car because their 2013 Optima's engine failed with 76,000 miles and Kia won't cover it. She said she had all maintenance done on time by her mechanic too. Could this be the issue that was mentioned earlier in this thread?

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      isn't the powertrain covered for 10 years/100,000 miles?

      these cars are sold on generous warranties, but I've heard before that it can be difficult tomake a claim on one...

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      Quote Originally Posted by nyexx View Post
      Funny this thread popped up. Someone in class was complaining that they no longer have a working car because their 2013 Optima's engine failed with 76,000 miles and Kia won't cover it. She said she had all maintenance done on time by her mechanic too. Could this be the issue that was mentioned earlier in this thread?

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      Funny, someone I know also just had their 2013 Optima's engine fail.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nyexx View Post
      Funny this thread popped up. Someone in class was complaining that they no longer have a working car because their 2013 Optima's engine failed with 76,000 miles and Kia won't cover it. She said she had all maintenance done on time by her mechanic too. Could this be the issue that was mentioned earlier in this thread?

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      100k miles for original owners and 60k for subsequent owners. If she is the original owner and warranty coverage was declined, my guess is something that was not mechanical failure like a loose drain plug causing engine failure. Not sure why Kia won't cover it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gonzo08452 View Post
      100k miles for original owners and 60k for subsequent owners. If she is the original owner and warranty coverage was declined, my guess is something that was not mechanical failure like a loose drain plug causing engine failure. Not sure why Kia won't cover it.
      Second owner, purchased with 15k.


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