Kia Optima Problems

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Kia Optima 2019: What is the towing capacity?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Oct 2019

It’s rated to tow 1700 kg with a trailer equipped with brakes, and 750 kg if the trailer has no brakes. Fitting a towbar won’t affect the warranty.

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Kia Optima 2018: Where can I get turbo emblems?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Jan 2019

Try eBay, or perhaps a Kia dealer in America, or if you have a friend in America you could have them buy them for you and ship them out.

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Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Volvo models headline latest recalls

Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Volvo models headline latest recalls

19 Jun 2017 · by Justin Hilliard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of recalls, with models from Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia and Volvo impacted by the recent safety notices.

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Should I wait for the updated Optima?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Oct 2016

From what we understand the MY17 update will have an upgraded interior, better LED headlights, and possibly an engine noise generator. Not much change it seems.

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Turbo petrol engine in Sportage's future?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2016

The news from Kia Australia's spokesman Kevin Hepworth is not what you want to hear: "That is a North American engine only. No plans for Australia." Sorry.

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Are SUVs better for older drivers?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 May 2016

Yes, I agree that SUVs are a good choice of vehicle for older drivers; as you say they afford you a good view of the road ahead and your surroundings, and they're easier to get in and out of. They are, however, larger and that can make them awkward for older drivers who have a greater tendency to bump into things. If you choose an SUV the CX-5 is a good one. Should you decide against the SUV you could look at the Mazda 6, Subaru Liberty, Toyota Camry, Kia Optima or Honda Accord. All are good cars. Another to think about is the Subaru Outback, a high-riding version of the Liberty.

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Good price for 2014 Optima?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Mar 2015

Unfortunately you'll cop the full whack of depreciation. As a trade-in you could anticipate getting around $25,000, if you sold it privately you could possibly get $30,000.

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Kia Optima firm suspension

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2013

Most Asian car companies tune the suspension of their cars to our local road conditions, and they typically end up firmer than the settings they would use at home. You could lower the tyre pressures a little and see if that improves the situation. Other than that you could take it a suspension specialist, like Pedders, and see if they can help.

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