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Old 01-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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GTI vs 2011 Kia Optima SX

Optima SX specs:
274 hp; 269 lb-ft tq
0-60 time: 6.5 sec
3,385 lbs
22/34 mpg



Looks pretty damn good, too. It's still a Kia but it doesn't look like one. What do you think?
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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If you are stock I don't know. It would be close. Race one.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Kia/Hyundai have come a long way. Those are great numbers for a 25k car, especially one with an interior and finish as nice as that.

If they can keep this up while keeping prices low, I foresee a Korean car in my garage in the near future. The gencoupe will be a world beater in another two revisions.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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wow the kia looks better than its cousin hyundai in my opinion...
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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After test driving the forte koup, I don't see kia as an ugly step child anymore. It was actually a nice car.


I think we could still take one of these stock though.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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I agree a very good looking car.do a test drive back to back, always works for me.when I got the gti I drove a ms3, evo, sti, gti. All in one day.

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Optima SX specs:
274 hp; 269 lb-ft tq
0-60 time: 6.5 sec
3,385 lbs
22/34 mpg

What do you think?
I think that if this engine was in the Genesis Coupe 2.0, I would've had a much harder time making up my mind.

I also don't get how this engine can get better mpg than the gti when it's making so much more power and torque, and pulling 200 more pounds! Progress? Sure, but shit, is the TSI old news already? What will be out there in another 2 years? Maybe I won't be holding on to my CW longer than 4 years at this rate.
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I think that picture is a little flattering to be honest.....and it looks lowered to me. Take a look at the pictures on the Kia website and it is not so pretty.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #9
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I think that picture is a little flattering to be honest.....and it looks lowered to me. Take a look at the pictures on the Kia website and it is not so pretty.
The picture on the Kia webiste looks rendering so it is not accurate.

It is what it is.







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Old 01-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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thats what happens when they steal one of audi's designers.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
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thats what happens when they steal one of audi's designers.
Not just a designer... the legend lol
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:04 AM   #12
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Agreed. Thus Kia has some good looking cars recently
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #13
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Thumbs up whaaaat?

Might be gettn one............... I was gonna use sum funds to get some wheels for the wifes CC( the ones in the last pic) but now the Wifes not diggn the 4 seater CC we got says its not practical..........and for the price u cant beat the SX Optima, almost 6 grand cheaper than our R-line espeacially if i make it look like this! check it out............looks just as nice if not nicer then my CC....I test drove it and was like WHAAAAAT? This thing is pretty nice.........
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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It's still a Kia.
Yep.

That white one posted looks like a TL and a m3 had a sexy daughter.



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