A COMFORTABLE AND SOFT RIDE (TOO SOFT)

Behind the wheel of the new Optima it’s easy to point out several more faults – although there are certainly some positive aspects to the driving experience as well.

On the down-size, the car rides far too loosely on its suspension. It bobs and sways and when you put your foot into it and change lanes on the highway the steering becomes vague as the sedan rolls back on its suspension.

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    Your vehicle at a glance
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    Driving your vehicle
    Before driving Key positions Engine start/stop button Manual Transaxle Automatic transaxle Four wheel drive (4WD) Brake system Cruise control system Economical operation Special driving condi ...

    Hood
    Opening the hood 1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, pull the secondary latch inside ...