Last post on Jun 05, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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Kia Optima, Car Buying, Sedan
#11 of 14 Re: test drive [jkobty2]
Apr 17, 2012 (4:30 pm)
I never even thought of tranny maintenance on my 2.4 EX. I have the 100k bumper to bumper and even brake pads and tires are included.
By the time my '12 is over 100k and no longer in warranty, someone else will be the proud owner. I had so many prob's with my Grand Cher that I am gun-shy of ever doing DIY again.
#12 of 14 Re: test drive [jkobty2]
May 01, 2012 (5:29 am)
2012 toyotas with auto trans have no dipstick to refill although they do have a drain plug. My understanding is that the tranny case has two plugs, one to fill with and one to fill to. for the DIYer, definitly more of a hassle, but with a little more effort and a hand held old fashioned pump which used to be used to fill rear axles, it can be done. They want you to bring it in to service $$. Hope that helps. RR70
#13 of 14 Just like old times
May 07, 2012 (12:53 pm)
Hey jkobty2 and iluvmysephia1,
Great minds always think alike I guess. Haven't seen hide nor hair of you guys since I donated my beloved 99CDX a few years back. Except for some driver seat wear on the outer bolster, the car still looked great and ran like a top.
Still have my '00 Silver Sonata GLS with 175K going strong. Now my wife has a '12 SX Touring in Satin Metal and is over the moon. She actually preferred both the ride of the SX over the EX and naturally the 2.0T over the 2.4. Didn't have to say anything to her...just let the car do all the talking. Sweeeeeeet!!!!!
Already have 1K and have taken a nice vacation to Perry Cabin on the Maryland Eastern Shore. Parked it next to a Bentley Arnage of all things, in a row of Audis, Mercs, Bimmers, and Caddy CTSs. Had to laugh as the only person (a resort staff member) to remark on any of the cars asked about ours. Hilarious!
The car is averaging 27.7 mpg thus far with it being my wife's daily driver (40mi./day) and the several hundred we put on for the mini-vac.
Great seeing you guys still haunting the Edmunds forums. FYI 'Astrol' is Clarkebar on both the Kia-Forums and OptimaForums websites.
Guess I'll be hanging around here from time to time as well.
Jun 05, 2012 (4:21 am)
Great to hear from you and it's great you're enjoying your HyunKia product!