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Kia Optima Model Overview

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2016 Kia Optima Overview
The 2016 Kia Optima has been announced, but it is not yet available for purchase.
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Kia Optima Questions

Sgonzalez42
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My 2013 Kia Optima Won't Start. I Get Error Message Of Low Tire Pressure Bu...

Tried to start my 2013 Kia Optima but won't. Tried to jump it, still nothing. Error message states Low tire pressure so we checked them, they are all fine. What can it be? Should I have a dealer loo...

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hailsbrown
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My Car Is Overheating

replaced the radiator, the radiator cap, thermostat. Everytime the car heats up the coolant would boil and push the coolant out from the container. We checked the water pump and fans, everything ok......

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Robert Popp
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Changing Alternator On 04 Kia Optima,how Do I Loosen Belt

4 cylinder has two belts

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tireguy64
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2008 Kia Optima 2.4l Runs Ruff And Then Dies Code P0016

Changed out camshaft and crankshaft sensors (twice) put a new Variable valve timing sensor in and it still doing same thing , starts runs ruff at idle run up RPM's runs fine, but if you let it idling ...

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DanielKnobi
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How Can I Add Additional Warranty To My Car That I Want To Sell.

I got additional warranty from KIA for my Optima. Normal Warranty is 60k miles. I got 40k miles extra for 2.5k$. This additional value that can not be shown.is there a way to show it?

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Older Kia Optima

2001 Kia Optima Overview
2001 Kia Optima
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About the Kia Optima

The Optima is Kia's entry into the mid-size sedan market.  Its goal is to offer many of the same upscale features, performance, and quality, but at a lower price than comparable competitors.  
Launched in 2001, the Optima is a four-door, front-wheel drive sedan.  It came with either an I4 or a V6 engine, and the base model came equipped with power windows and locks, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, and a rear defrost.  Higher trims added on cruise control, remote entry, a sunroof, heated mirrors, and leather trim.  Aside from some minor exterior and interior styling changes, the Optima looked very much like the car upon which it was based, the Sonata.   
It wasn't until 2006 that the Optima started to forge its own identity separate from the Sonata, with an all-new redesign, including a ittle more stylish flair to its lines and a different front end.  It also got new, more powerful engines and was now loaded with six airbags.  Standard luxury features remained about the same, with the new EX the top-of-the-line model.   
Drivers have liked the overall performance of the Optima, complimenting its quiet ride and new rounded style.  Performance suffers with the I4, obviously, and the V6 isn't winning any races, but it reliability is greatly improved.  Along with the long list of standard equipment, one of Kia's most attractive features is its 10,000 miles/10-year warranty.  That, combined with a lower pricetag than similarly equipped cars, positions the Optima as a luxury sedan for even the smallest wallets.