How Bad Will It Get? - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: How Bad Will It Get?

July 15, 2011

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This is how the Optima's traffic map looks on a pretty typical day in Los Angeles. It was early in the morning when I took this shot so most of the red was flowing in.

You may have heard that a section of the busy 405 freeway will be shut down this weekend for construction. It's the short section just above the arrow if you're curious. Various news agencies have predicted chaos. The city of Los Angeles was so afraid of the pandemonium that it solicited the help of celebrities to tweet warnings. Yes, that's how bad it could be.

I'm thinking I'll try to snap a photo of this same general area at some point this weekend and see if it's really any worse. My guess? It'll be just fine as most people don't need much of an excuse to stay away from the 405 on the weekends. We'll see.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com


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