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Old February 12th, 2011, 18:29   #1
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I saw a brand new Kia Optima with a peculiar CDI badge on it. I can't find any info on it online. Has anyone heard about a Kia diesel?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 22:10   #2
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Yes! But not available in USA or Canada. Did it have California Plates?
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:38   #3
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:58   #4
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why can't we get a sportage like this one?

http://www.kia.co.uk/New-Cars/Range/...ification.aspx

I know I know - not enough demand, blah blah blah
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:59   #5
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wait - the engine on the right - is that our CR engine?
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Old February 13th, 2011, 13:21   #6
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no, it's their CR engine.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 14:00   #7
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Enormous brakes on that technical spec!
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Old February 14th, 2011, 01:56   #8
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Enormous brakes on that technical spec!
No kidding. Even the 4000lb 560SEL only got 300mm brakes!
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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:28   #9
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Looked at a 2011 Kia Optima this weekend as a replacement for the better half's Camry.

Great value compared to the new 4 cyl Camry. At $23K price point, Kia/Hyundai has so much more in the car. Leather seats, Blue Tooth, ASB and so much more. More horsepower, better mpg, more room, less weight.

My only question is am I going to wait 60 days for the hybrid to go on sale? Love that EPA 40 mpg rating on the highway. The 35/36 mpg around town is really great for all the driving around Anita does.

Yes, I will keep my B4V. But the Korean car has the VW Diesel beat for Anita's use. And it is thousands cheaper.

Any new car today is/should be good for 200K miles. And that may be more miles than I have left in ME.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:58   #10
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Hybrids are never a good option.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 05:00   #11
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I saw a brand new Kia Optima with a peculiar CDI badge on it. I can't find any info on it online. Has anyone heard about a Kia diesel?
Are you sure it was not GDI you saw? That is HMC's newer direct gasoline injected moniker.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 22:42   #12
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well crap... that is entirely possible. I saw it from an angle. It looked like CDI from where I was... but, it's also possible, juuuuuuust maybe, that I might have a bit of bias toward wanting to believe it was.


edit: i looked it up... you are right it's gotta be GDI. My bad. It's weird that in the searches I did nothing that close came up.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:01   #13
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NOPE!!! I saw one too. Cincinnati Ohio. Sams parking lot. I'm checking more today... i'll keep y'all posted.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:05   #14
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The GDI emblem is on many new HMC products, you have to look close. HMC does not even tag their diesels 'CDI', they are tagged 'CRDi' (see links below). The G looks a lot like a C if you are really blinded by wishful thinking, but trust me, they all have spark plugs in the USA.

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/pict/2...86518080_1.jpg

http://gd.image-gmkt.com/mi/226/970/400970226.jpg

And the turbo version is 'TGDI', again, not a diesel.

http://autoya.info/img/content/12652/kia_optima_gdi.jpg

http://www.otodir.com/wp-content/upl...ne-588x391.jpg
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:33   #15
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YUP, just went over to the dealer. GDI badges... (we don't need no stinking badges)

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