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#84 of 93 Re: 2009-2010 Optima LX Driving Seat Position [jaxs1]
Feb 11, 2011 (8:30 pm)
So either that Optima doesn't have auto-off lights, or maybe the lights were on the parking light setting (one click), not headlights (two clicks).
Optima I4 is rated 25 mpg EPA overall, Impala 3.5L is 22. Not too far off.
Feb 12, 2011 (6:58 pm)
Did test drive a 2010 Sonata with the power seat after my failed Volvo test drives & loved it...comfortable seat easily manipulated for my spinal issues. But things just didn't work out $ wise to swap out my Civic for it. Kept the Civic & am using my special cushion which gets the job done for now. But Jaxs1, might be a great solution for you. Keep me posted.
#86 of 93 2009 2.4 Optima mileage
Jul 25, 2011 (9:20 pm)
I recently got a 2009 Optima, 2.4L Auto. I used my CarMD on it and got a stored code of P0171 which does NOT exist in this engine according to Leith Kia. So much for CarMD.
The problem is that I am getting around 20mpg on combined city/highway driving. Most of the mileage is on the Interstate for about 70 miles round trip 2X a week, max speed of 75. Kia reports NO trouble codes and left it at that.
#87 of 93 Re: 2009 2.4 Optima mileage [papabearkrb]
Jul 31, 2011 (3:12 pm)
Ohhh, don't get me started. I bought my 2009 Kia Optima LX brand new. The dealer pressured me into buying this POS car. I've spoken to lawyers about lemon law rights, and even considered having my finance company repo the POS just to get rid of it.
The day I bought it, I noticed how bad it drove. I've kept track of my mileage since day 1 and I average city/hwy 25 MPG (majority hwy). The dealer sticker said I should get close to 36 MPG HWY. Laws stipulate you should get no less than 2 MPG under what the sticker shows. Same deal as yours..."computer doesn't show anything wrong". The gears stick, I have sudden acceleration, already had to have a seat belt buckle replaced causing all my airbags to malfunction, gas cap replaced because it kept causing check engine codes, and the mileage isn't ANY better than the 7 passenger SUV I traded in for it. The dealership actually told me "MPG is only an estimate". They did a 1.6 mile test drive and it came back saying they got 38 MPG on their test. I told them it's the entire tank and I don't think 1.6 mile test is accurate. They then proceeded to explain it was more than likely my driving habits causing the low gas mileage. I explained to them that I don't run the AC because I have such poor acceleration that I look like a grandma behind the wheel, and I don't keep anything in my trunk causing excessive "weight". I also go the speed limit now. On a full tank, Im lucky if I get 360 miles. On a 16 gallon tank, filling up..my average is crap. I hate this car with ALL MY HEART. If I could run it off a cliff, I would. Biggest mistake I have ever made in my car buying decisions. Too bad my payments on an $11k car are almost $500 for 6 years...ya, Im getting raped.
#88 of 93 Re: 2009 2.4 Optima mileage [stefi14]
Jul 31, 2011 (3:15 pm)
Oh and now my ESC OFF light is on, and I didn't press the dmn button, can't turn it back on either. Something else in my growing stack of papers for this POS. Grrrrr
Sep 07, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I own a 2009 Kia Optima SX, and the sun visors drive me up the wall! They are cheap vinyl covered things with sharp edges and no pull out extensions. Does anyone know if there is a different visor that will fit my car? I would love something that has an extension, and possibly cloth? I thought maybe something from a Sonata would fit... Thanks.
#90 of 93 Re: Sun Visors [hart_man]
Jan 21, 2012 (9:13 pm)
Not really, I went to a dollar store and bought a cheap CD holder
strapped it over the visor and slide when needed for sun
The 04-05s had the one with the extension in it. :
#91 of 93 09 Optima Front end
Jan 21, 2012 (9:17 pm)
Since new I had this issue with speed bumps and curbs
where you hear a thump/ clump, best I can describe.
On the left side of the front end, they changed the strut and
still could not find it. Went to the NTB tire franchise, they found it to be
a front sway bar and bushing. The issue started at around 8900 miles.
Just a heads up if anyone had the same issue. Tell the dealer what it is
they might not catch the issue.
#92 of 93 Re: 1st 100 miles, 2.4 LX Auto [danieldkk]
Jan 21, 2012 (9:18 pm)
Yokohama Avid's helped
#93 of 93 Just bought 2009 Optima and I love it
Jan 30, 2013 (1:54 pm)
I purchased a 2009 Optima with 40K miles last week. I really like this car. Nice ride, comfortable and I'm getting nearly 30 MPG on my daily commute. I am looking forward to enjoying this car for many years to come.