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Old 08-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My niece is looking at a 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid with 9k miles going for just short of $19k.

Dinosaur me didn't know Kia had a hybrid, any opinions / experience welcome.

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Same platform as the Hyundai sonata hybrid. I believe they have a 100k battery warranty.

Wayne Gerdes did a cross country hypermiling trip in one and seemed to like it and had good results.
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Stueveo,

Thanks for the info. 100k warranty, nice. Very familiar with Wayne's articles, I reference him frequently on hypermiling tips. I'll post him a note over on Cleanmpg.
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Beautiful spacious car! Pretty sure it has Lithium batteries.

I followed Wayne during his cross-country trip blogging about every stop and meeting up with people. (I think he drove the Hyundai version). He drove coast to coast on two tanks I think, I know he averaged like 60 mpgs!!!
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Beautiful spacious car! Pretty sure it has Lithium batteries.

I followed Wayne during his cross-country trip blogging about every stop and meeting up with people. (I think he drove the Hyundai version). He drove coast to coast on two tanks I think, I know he averaged like 60 mpgs!!!
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She bought a non-hybrid Optima. 2013, 12k miles, $19k, 100k mile warranty carry-over, color-white. Nice car. Her 1st, she did good.
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Nice and comfortable car and well-built. Good color too. Good coaching by her Uncle.


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