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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 05:06 AM
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Good luck with optima, at least you didn't switch to other brand
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I saw the new Optima for the first time this week (I've seen their documentary), and it is impressive in person. Spec-wise, it's like a carshaped Sportage, longer and shorter. Can't argue with an Optima.
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Sad to read your abandoning sportage you did nice work to it. And good to know your still on this forum. Again thanks for the help on the led tail lights on my sportage.
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I don't have any problem with that. I didn't think you have to leave in the first place. Personally, WELCOME BACK!!
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I love my 2011 Sportage. Best small SUV I've ever owned. Trouble free operation other than having the heater blower changed due to failing bearings.
My next car however will be electric. A Tesla Generation 3 vehicle due in 3 years. The Sportage will be paid off in a couple of years and I'll just move the payments into a kitty account for the Tesla for when the time comes!
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Been in the same boat as you're in when we traded my '12 Sorento SX.

I love the car and its 'sportiness' and nothing wrong with it really except some quirks that needs to be fixed in the dealer. Overall happy with it that's why I got so sad when we traded it in for a '15 one.

There's something about first cars that you connected to. More like sentimental value because of all the things you've gone through, all the potholes you've shared, and all the snow and ice you got LOL.

Enough with the drama, i'm so loving my Scarlette right now!

Good for you, you actually waited for a bit for a better car.

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I am wondering how practical a fully-electric vehicle would be in a Canadian winter.
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My sister is on her second Optima (bought her first one after I got a Rio in 2000 and loved it) She got smacked on the first Optima (not her fault) and bought another Optima. She loves it even more. They definitely get better with age.

Hope you love the car. I myself would buy the Optima if Kia had it available as an AWD as my Sportage is even a bit much for me (I have access to pickups both gas and Diesel, so my hauling / transport needs are met otherwise)
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