2011 Kia Optima: -omething's -issing
July 21, 2011
This isn't a new problem, nor is it exclusive to the Optima. But when I listen to my iPod/iPhone in some cars, the first half-second or so of a song gets cut off. It bugs me, but certainly not as much as throttle tip-in or rough shifts. Our resident sound expert, Doug Newcomb can't quite pinpoint the reason, either, stating that it," may have something to do with a signal-sensing technology or something to eliminate noise."
Whatever the case, here's my open letter to car manufacturers: Please stop doing this. Thanks.
Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor