Last post on Apr 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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Kia Optima, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Feb 10, 2013 (3:38 pm)
they discovered that headrests wernt doing the job in accidents so the new headrests started getting phased in around 2006 and now all have them. many complain and some cars are much worse than others. ive never had a problem with them.
#872 of 880 Re: Test Drive [lakerfan24]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:27 am)
Defensive much? Show ONE place, in any post I singled your beloved Kia out?
And yes I have. Whose responsibility is it to educate a customer on the seat adjustment settings? Mine or the salesman? When the salesman leans over and says "they don't move", am I supposed to argue with them and say "are ya sure?" I guess you missed that part of my post.
And this part: "here we are talking about a universal problem right across the board."
And I guess you also missed my quite detailed elaboration that it depends on your body type and how you adjust your seat whether it proves to be a problem or not. It is talked about often in showrooms..so from this I deduce that it IS a problem out there, not just mine. It is even backed up by the very next post after mine with words like "exactly".
#873 of 880 Re: headrests [onefunkar]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:26 am)
Hey that is great to know! Thanks for posting. I did give a tug on some of the rests but forget which car. So far I've been finding that they all intrude.
#874 of 880 Re: Test Drive [gimmestdtranny]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:52 pm)
Me defensive? lol... Dude, you sound really angry. Even try anger management?
And no, I didn't see where you post your conversation with the salesman. I only read the post that YOU replied to me with. I had no intention to go find ALL your posts to figure out all of your gripes.
If you don't like the car that's absolutely fine with me. (No defense here...) Maybe you can find yourself a nice moped. I hear they don't have any headrests and even fat people can ride them. GL!
#875 of 880 Re: Test Drive [lakerfan24]
Feb 12, 2013 (11:47 am)
I'm sorry. I found your post way back in the fall. I really did originally appreciate knowing about the click type adjustments.
I guess I am frustrated because so many cars have them that do not adjust. I will make it a point of going in and trying an Optima SX. I think it was the hybrid was last one I sat in as that is all they had at the time. And was told they don't move...by some idiot useless car salesman giving out bad info and shooting themselves in the foot while doing it.
Once again, I'm sorry.
#876 of 880 Re: Test Drive [gimmestdtranny]
Mar 06, 2013 (6:27 am)
When I bought my '12 Optima EX, I was not aware that the passenger seat didn't have a height adjustment. None of my kids could see out of the windshield. (yes they are old & tall enough). Salesman told me to buy a pillow. I wasn't amused.
Since my previous car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, it never occurred to me just how much of an issue that impaired vision would be in my new car. If I could turn back time I would be in the "13 Accord Sport.
#877 of 880 Re: Test Drive [cski]
Mar 07, 2013 (1:11 pm)
I was disappointed with that as well and my wife doesn't like riding so low. One thing that is obvious with the styling of the Optima as well as many other "stylish" sedans is that the bottom edge of all the side window are Very high. That's how they achieve such a Sleek look. The visual results are great but it takes some getting used to when inside. I think it will always feel more comfortable in the Less Stylish sedans. We like Big Windows. I still prefer my Optima over the Accord.
#878 of 880 Re: Test Drive [dski]
Apr 23, 2013 (12:48 pm)
It's like driving in a bathtub with windows and gauges, and in hindsight the rear view camera is a must. I don't usually like electronic nannies, but the 2014 has a blind spot sensor that I also think would be a good idea.
#879 of 880 re: Test Drive [cski]
Apr 27, 2013 (8:22 am)
"Electronic nannies"? Trust me, once you have a rear view camera, you'll never want to be without it again. That and the Heated Steering Wheel are to two features I never thought I'd care about and wouldn't want to do without now.
I bought the Optima because I was spoiled by cooled seats from my Saab. When the time comes for a new car, I'll go crazy trying to find an affordable car with Cooled Seats and a Heated Steering Wheel. The Optima pricing is getting out of hand I've noticed. Since they don't offer a Turbo on the EX anymore, it'll cost closer to 40 Grand with all the Options.. Oh, and you can't have a Turbo and a Heated Steering Wheel now. That's just stupid IMO.
#880 of 880 re: Test Drive [dski]
Apr 27, 2013 (10:25 am)
I agree that Kia's pricing is getting out of control. A loaded Kia Sorento SX-L can get up to $41,000 MSRP. Give me a break. That's what a Toyota Highlander Limited AWD V6, which I own, runs. I'm sorry but the ride of my Highlander is hands down more comfortable. Plus there is so much more legroom for passengers in the second row with the sliding seat feature. I owned a 2011 Sorento EX V6 with leather, Pano roof, etc. Traded it for the Highlander. I love the Optima as far as looks and all the goodies, but what they want for a SX-L is ridiculous. I will have them on my list when my 2009 Ford Fusion SEL V6 is ready to be traded in a couple of years, but the pricing will be a concern.