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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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If you ever have a chance to test drive a 2012 Kia Optima SX turbo - take it. 4 cylinders and 274 HP. F-er moves like a stuck pig. Ya' know for a 4 cylinder.

My 6 favorite words a dealer can ever say to me on a test drive is - "Drive it like you stole it" - and I usually do.

BTW, if you're in Venice area, don't buy a blue 2012 optima turbo. It saw more air time than your cell phone.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 06:39 PM
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also, Debby was welcomed here. Much needed rain.

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BTW, if you're in Venice area, don't buy a blue 2012 optima turbo. It saw more air time than your cell phone.


Yes the rain was great but dam the mosquito's around here now.
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Yes the rain was great but dam the mosquito's around here now.
That and the "Love Bugs" I bet .

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Yeah we def needed that rain. It was really dry here.

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cobra I think you got it worse up north than we did down here. Now my grass is out of control. Looks like my weekend is shot.

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Yeah 3 days of straight rain lol. My grass is outta control as well! Haha

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I'm seriously considering a Sonata for my next commuter car -- I think they look better than the Kias.
Overall, that 274HP 4cyl is quite impressive; with both direct injection + twin scroll turbocharging + fairly high compression for a turbo engine, IMO this is their first world class engine.

To me, the most impressive thing about that 4cyl turbo is that it is spec'd for REGULAR unleaded (you just lose 14HP with crappy 87 octane -- which I'm completely OK with for commuting). You still get 35MPG hwy. Craazy.

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