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Old 12-19-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't conjure the same image but I will say that although it’s been a few years since initial release it’s still a great looking mid-size car. The Optima has stolen some of its visual thunder but in the end the money ends up in the same place.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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in the end the money ends up in the same place.
Like not in the hands of the greedy UAW?
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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I think the car looks good.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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I think the car looks good.
I concur. though I think its Kia sibling, the Optima takes the crown for better looking of the two..
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Like not in the hands of the greedy UAW?
LOL, well Hyundai also owns KIA so profits will still make their way up the chain.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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I concur. though I think its Kia sibling, the Optima takes the crown for better looking of the two..
Yeah, the Kia does look better. but i would take either one.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Both of those stellar cars drew huge numbers of looky-loos her at the LA Auto Show two weeks ago, and the Sonata is selling like hotcakes.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I still like this Sonata, but I hate the front end of the "hybrid" model with that hideous grill. As far as the new Optima goes, I used to like them, but I do not like the window line they have on the back door of the latest model, I dont like how it "swoops" upward toward the back of the door.

Also in the off-set crashes on the latest of the two models, the Sonata had less crumpling (rearward) movement of the "A-pillar" than the Optima, which is strange considering they are supposed to be built on the same chassis.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:06 PM
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I've been driving a brand new 2013 Sonata loaner for the last 4 days while my car is in the shop. I hate it more every day. It drives nice, but the blind spots are huge because of the thick pillars and high window belt line. If you never had to switch lanes or merge into traffic, it would be great.
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