Another Reason I Don't Like These Wheels - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Another Reason I Don't Like These Wheels

December 12, 2011

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Besides the fact that the wheels on our 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo look like those on the Hot Wheels cars I played with as a child, they also are highly susceptible to being curbed. Perhaps this is the reason for the steering angle display at start up. Follow the jump to see a few shots of the minuscule amount of (non-existent amount of) cushion the tire provides against curbs. Interestingly, the rear wheel has suffered more contact than the front.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 15,476 miles

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Seriously. This is just asking for trouble...

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And this is a rear wheel... Notice how the tire itself is completely unscathed?

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