Sweet, No Traffic - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Sweet, No Traffic

September 21, 2011

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That's was my first thought when I looked at the map in our long-term Optima. It felt good for a half a second or so. Then I fell back into reality and realized that the traffic information system wasn't working. Note the greyed out Sirius traffic button on the left.

Turns out you have to fork over another $4/month to keep that data pouring in. Hmmm...let's see, I can listen to any number of AM stations that have traffic reports every 5 minutes or so. Or I could tune to the Sirius traffic station on the radio that continuously reports the current situation. Or, I could pay the $4 and see the carnage displayed in full color.

Then again, I could just not worry about it since I'm pretty much going to go the same way no matter what the little screen says. Guess what I decided?

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com


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