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      09-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Why does every KIA Optima want to race?

I swear, everytime I'm driving next to a Kia Optima or at a stop light, they always want to race. I think some of them are turbo'd, but I'm sure it's displacement is less than that of a soda bottle.
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      09-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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Just race one and give him the finger. F*ck those FWD slushbox, korean hell-boxes.
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      09-19-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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I was having a horrible morning until I saw your thread title and laughed. Sorry OP.
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Interesting, I was challenge a few time by a new white one. He was cruising beside me, honked three times, and took off. Of course, he let off after I passed him with ease. Maybe he thought I was stock? Any who, it seems like only random white cars (plus I keep getting attacked by a white Focus and S5 in Atlanta normally) and Mustangs challenge me (boring).
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I was having a horrible morning until I saw your thread title and laughed. Sorry OP.
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      09-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Not funny lol
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      09-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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Not funny lol
No! Not that youre having a horrible day! Fuck... I'll fedex you Pinot right away.
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Just race one and give him the finger. F*ck those FWD slushbox, korean hell-boxes.
I resemble that remark.... though minez rearwheel drive.

ppp

p.s. i'd take a reliable car over my past 6 yrs of bmw ownership anyday.
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No! Not that youre having a horrible day! Fuck... I'll fedex you Pinot right away.
Lol sorry I'm super emotional today...take things the wrong way.

Save pinot for later
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Interesting, I was challenge a few time by a new white one. He was cruising beside me, honked three times, and took off. Of course, he let off after I passed him with ease. Maybe he thought I was stock? Any who, it seems like only random white cars (plus I keep getting attacked by a white Focus and S5 in Atlanta normally) and Mustangs challenge me (boring).
This is my problem too, if we are going to "drive spiritedly" I want it to be a porsche or another bmw or mercedes, something fun. All I get our EVOs, Hondas, and Dodge Neon SRT4s that think they're loud muffler is going to make them faster.
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      09-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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Some are turbo...I know someone who has one and they asked me to move their car. I proceeded to take it for a spirited test drive and it was actually kind of quick. That being said I was an embarassing 5 minutes ripping around in a Kia
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I tried to race a prius with my moms optima hybrid, they wouldn't have any of it.
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must be those stupid commercial of the optima that these people saw on tv
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I tried to race a prius with my moms optima hybrid, they wouldn't have any of it.
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must be those stupid commercial of the optima that these people saw on tv
This.
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274hp, 269lb-ft of torque. Its straight line speed is pretty impressive for such an inexpensive family sedan. Though, its obviously not as fast as a 335i, but it can beat a lot of other cars out there.
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274hp, 269lb-ft of torque. Its straight line speed is pretty impressive for such an inexpensive family sedan. Though, its obviously not as fast as a 335i, but it can beat a lot of other cars out there.
Like a Hyundai Sonata 2.0T fast or Isuzu fast?

Edit: Just realized those 'fast' are the same
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must be those stupid commercial of the optima that these people saw on tv
Haha +1...I always get Civics SIs or Mustangs... every now and then I get an STI/EVO and Maseratis... The vast majority of times its always other Bimmer drivers
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274hp, 269lb-ft of torque. Its straight line speed is pretty impressive for such an inexpensive family sedan. Though, its obviously not as fast as a 335i, but it can beat a lot of other cars out there.
Why is it that Hyundais and Kias seem to underperform compared to their horsepower specs? For example, Car and Driver tested a turbocharged Optima and only got it to trap 96 mph in the quarter. A 335i, with only 26 more horsepower, 31 lb/ft of torque, and similar weight traps almost 10 mph faster. Are they overrating their engines or is there some inefficiency somewhere?
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I had something similar... hyundai genesis wanted to race and there was no one on the road really so i was like meh lemme show this guy who's boss.... little did i know this mofo pops outa no where....


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The optimas are really nice. I went with my mom to test drive the turbo and it was comfortable and quiet and decently quick. She said it drove like the maxima she also test drove. She asked if I wanted to drive it but I declined
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