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jorrne00
post Sep 10 2017, 01:48 PM

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QUOTE(sitescope @ Sep 6 2017, 07:14 PM)
Tayar x cukup angin

So how ur GT... Manage to hit redline ?
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didnt drive on highway, city drive and is on ECo Mode. Dashboard dunno which side have a bit of sound when i turn to sport mode. LOL.
Overall, it is a nice car for me.
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post Sep 10 2017, 05:14 PM

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QUOTE(jorrne00 @ Sep 10 2017, 01:48 PM)
didnt drive on highway, city drive and is on ECo Mode. Dashboard dunno which side have a bit of sound when i turn to sport mode. LOL.
Overall, it is a nice car for me.
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13.2L/100km is quite a fuel guzzler. Were you driving it hard?
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QUOTE(pky @ Aug 9 2017, 10:54 AM)
Bro, mind to take a snap on the interior during nighttime, with the lights on. Is the console have red back light same as the previous K5?
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post Sep 20 2017, 05:05 PM

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QUOTE(ipohmali70 @ Feb 9 2017, 07:56 AM)
Ok let me check my receipt for the address.  Will pm you soon.
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Hi, can pm me the shop address too. My k5 sterling have sound.
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post Oct 9 2017, 05:46 PM

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Better deal for Optima GT starting this month..check it out.
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post Jan 24 2018, 12:54 AM

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Hey sifus,

Not too sure if this thread still active but I need help here and hopefully somebody can share some insight with me. I was redirected here from myk5club page.

About 3 weeks ago, I went to a used car dealer and made a booking for a 2014 Kia Optima K5 FL (with well over 110k mileage) on the spot after believing everything the salesman said.

I was told that the car has never been into any accident before and everything was great in pristine condition. To be frank and to the untrained eyes, you won't be able to tell the difference or anything wrong with the car. Except for some stone chip on the front bonnet.

I was not even allowed to test drive the car if I do not place any booking. The salesman only turn on the engine for me to look around.

First thing I noticed straight away was the air-con. It was blowing HOT AIR even in the lowest setting. I was ensure by the same sales man that is due to setting/ configuration issue. I was dumbfounded with what he said and make sure that it was on the lowest setting possible which the indicator show "lo" after the lowest numeric you can go. The car is still running at this point for probably 30-45mins or even 1 hour! I was there for almost 4 hours negotiating.

After that (probably 30-45mins or even 1 hour), I ask the sales man again to see if the aircon is cold. He gave me tonnes of excuses. First was setting issue, but I show him that is was already on the lowest setting possible! Second was that the gas is not enough. Third excuses was that the car was sitting there stagnant for too long (3-4 weeks) without driving. Fourth excuses was that the car need to be tune electronically through a device. Dafuq right? In the end, he promise to have that fixed before handover to me. FINE!

Second thing I noticed was the ventilated seat. I can't feel anything at all! Either on cold or hot setting. And again, I was ensured that is normal for K5 unlike those more expensive cars. Is this common not to feel like its functioning with the feature turn-on on highest setting? Then the sales man said not to worry so much because they will check and repair/ replace everything that is wrong before handover to me.

I paid the booking fees on the spot anyway (believing everything)and went for a test drive. Everything was fine, smooth gear change, solid, no funny noises, turning around was normal even the aircon suddenly became cold. Ventilated seat still same shit, lights are on but it doesn't feel like is functioning at all.

After that I even went back there twice on weekend to admire my future car while waiting for the bank loan to approve and to sign the agreement. Last week when I test drive again, the same condition of the aircon remain (if I don't drive, HOT! If I drive colder) but it got worse! Whenever I stop for traffic light, you can ACTUALLY feel the aircon temperature slowly rising. The breaking point came when I park the car back at the dealer shop, less than 5mins it was blowing HOT AIR! And the same sales man have the nerve to tell me that "IS COLD LA BOSS". I got so pissed and told him "Lets go to Kia Authorized Car Service Center to have it check, I am very sure something is wrong with the aircon and it will need to replace". He said okay.

I set an appointment with Kia Authorized Car Service Center @ Old Klang Road 8.30am on 24th Jan. The salesman now said I will need to speak to the boss. I call the boss and he ensure me that all Optima K5 is the same. All this friends are driving it and even his relative is working for KIA at Jalan Ipoh. All same! IS COMMON FOR KIA OPTIMA K5 only! And said my booking fee was not even enough for him to waste time going there. He even said he do not mind paying for it if really is the problem and threaten that if after replacing it the same problem persist,I will need to pay him back. He said after replacing the aircon the temperature have to feel like normal car and not slightly better. If slightly better also I will need to pay him back the cost in FULL.

Due to the difference between loan amount and selling price, I will need to settle the balance payment before he allow the car to go into any Kia Authorized Car Service Center. And he stress that whatever need to replace, HE WILL ONLY DO IT AFTER THE CAR IS TRANSFER TO ME.

Oh forgot 1 more thing, the car was indeed been into accident. I took same picture and send it to the boss via WhatsApp. The boss said tonnes of shit and shun it off as if it was nothing. Blardy shit! They have been lying and misleading since day 1. I ask for something in written to me if he does not honour his promises, I shall get back my refund in full. Now he is avoiding me. Everything seems so fishy, hidden intention and etc.

Should I still proceed with the purchase? He even threaten that I wasted 3 weeks of his time and wanted to call off this dealing.

Any advise?

Sorry for the TLDR.

*If this post generate any further interest, I will post the picture of the car and also the dealer name.
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post Jan 24 2018, 08:20 AM

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QUOTE(-GILA- @ Jan 24 2018, 12:54 AM)
Hey sifus,

Not too sure if this thread still active but I need help here and hopefully somebody can share some insight with me. I was redirected here from myk5club page.

About 3 weeks ago, I went to a used car dealer and made a booking for a 2014 Kia Optima K5 FL (with well over 110k mileage) on the spot after believing everything the salesman said.

I was told that the car has never been into any accident before and everything was great in pristine condition. To be frank and to the untrained eyes, you won't be able to tell the difference or anything wrong with the car. Except for some stone chip on the front bonnet.

I was not even allowed to test drive the car if I do not place any booking. The salesman only turn on the engine for me to look around.

First thing I noticed straight away was the air-con. It was blowing HOT AIR even in the lowest setting. I was ensure by the same sales man that is due to setting/ configuration issue. I was dumbfounded with what he said and make sure that it was on the lowest setting possible which the indicator show "lo" after the lowest numeric you can go. The car is still running at this point for probably 30-45mins or even 1 hour! I was there for almost 4 hours negotiating.

After that (probably 30-45mins or even 1 hour), I ask the sales man again to see if the aircon is cold. He gave me tonnes of excuses. First was setting issue, but I show him that is was already on the lowest setting possible! Second was that the gas is not enough. Third excuses was that the car was sitting there stagnant for too long (3-4 weeks) without driving. Fourth excuses was that the car need to be tune electronically through a device. Dafuq right? In the end, he promise to have that fixed before handover to me. FINE!

Second thing I noticed was the ventilated seat. I can't feel anything at all! Either on cold or hot setting. And again, I was ensured that is normal for K5 unlike those more expensive cars. Is this common not to feel like its functioning with the feature turn-on on highest setting? Then the sales man said not to worry so much because they will check and repair/ replace everything that is wrong before handover to me.

I paid the booking fees on the spot anyway (believing everything)and went for a test drive. Everything was fine, smooth gear change, solid, no funny noises, turning around was normal even the aircon suddenly became cold. Ventilated seat still same shit, lights are on but it doesn't feel like is functioning at all.

After that I even went back there twice on weekend to admire my future car while waiting for the bank loan to approve and to sign the agreement. Last week when I test drive again, the same condition of the aircon remain (if I don't drive, HOT! If I drive colder) but it got worse! Whenever I stop for traffic light, you can ACTUALLY feel the aircon temperature slowly rising. The breaking point came when I park the car back at the dealer shop, less than 5mins it was blowing HOT AIR! And the same sales man have the nerve to tell me that "IS COLD LA BOSS". I got so pissed and told him "Lets go to Kia Authorized Car Service Center to have it check, I am very sure something is wrong with the aircon and it will need to replace". He said okay.

I set an appointment with Kia Authorized Car Service Center @ Old Klang Road 8.30am on 24th Jan. The salesman now said I will need to speak to the boss. I call the boss and he ensure me that all Optima K5 is the same. All this friends are driving it and even his relative is working for KIA at Jalan Ipoh. All same! IS COMMON FOR KIA OPTIMA K5 only! And said my booking fee was not even enough for him to waste time going there. He even said he do not mind paying for it if really is the problem and threaten that if after replacing it the same problem persist,I will need to pay him back. He said after replacing the aircon the temperature have to feel like normal car and not slightly better. If slightly better also I will need to pay him back the cost in FULL.

Due to the difference between loan amount and selling price, I will need to settle the balance payment before he allow the car to go into any Kia Authorized Car Service Center. And he stress that whatever need to replace, HE WILL ONLY DO IT AFTER THE CAR IS TRANSFER TO ME.

Oh forgot 1 more thing, the car was indeed been into accident. I took same picture and send it to the boss via WhatsApp. The boss said tonnes of shit and shun it off as if it was nothing. Blardy shit! They have been lying and misleading since day 1. I ask for something in written to me if he does not honour his promises, I shall get back my refund in full. Now he is avoiding me. Everything seems so fishy, hidden intention and etc.

Should I still proceed with the purchase? He even threaten that I wasted 3 weeks of his time and wanted to call off this dealing.

Any advise?

Sorry for the TLDR.

*If this post generate any further interest, I will post the picture of the car and also the dealer name.
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Accident car, why proceed with purchase. There are plenty of seller for k5 2.0 even a facelift out there, plus a private owner as well.
My experience tell me that private seller were much better than any bluffing used car dealer. Private owner also can provide the service records history hence even u can continue protect that car under manufacturer warranty.
Btw for the aircond, if i remember, you can send sc for resetting and not top up of ac gases. Clearly the salesman F u many times.
Ask the used car salesman to refund your booking or u let him know we can let his shop known on the internet

This post has been edited by ayamxxx: Jan 24 2018, 08:25 AM
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post Jan 24 2018, 09:26 AM

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Bro... Just walk away.... There are members who selling their own cars...

The seller is not honest to start with...


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post Jan 24 2018, 04:16 PM

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I can't believe after so much fiasco you still thinking on dealing with such dealer??
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QUOTE(ayamxxx @ Jan 24 2018, 08:20 AM)
Accident car, why proceed with purchase. There are plenty of seller for k5 2.0 even a facelift out there, plus a private owner as well.
My experience tell me that private seller were much better than any bluffing used car dealer. Private owner also can provide the service records history hence even u can continue protect that car under manufacturer warranty.
Btw for the aircond, if i remember, you can send sc for resetting  and not top up of ac gases. Clearly the salesman F u many times.
Ask the used car salesman to refund your booking or u let him know we can let his shop known on the internet
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Yea, guess I'll cancel the purchase. Got fked over many times with their lies.

Thanks alot! Really appreciate it!

QUOTE(nomoredfox @ Jan 24 2018, 09:26 AM)
Bro... Just walk away.... There are members who selling their own cars...

The seller is not honest to start with...
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After posting here and checking with my other friends, I'm walking off now. Wonder will they refund back my booking fees or not. Not too sure if let his shop known on the internet affect him much.

QUOTE(wei @ Jan 24 2018, 04:16 PM)
I can't believe after so much fiasco you still thinking on dealing with such dealer??
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Boss, sorry la. Virgin ma in dealing 2nd hand car. Didn't know so much trouble and heartache dealing will those fkers.



Thanks alot guys for your advise! By the way, any recommendation for 2014 Kia Optima K5 FL around RM 70-75k?
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post Jan 26 2018, 04:48 PM

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QUOTE(-GILA- @ Jan 24 2018, 08:40 PM)
Yea, guess I'll cancel the purchase. Got fked over many times with their lies.

Thanks alot! Really appreciate it!
After posting here and checking with my other friends, I'm walking off now. Wonder will they refund back my booking fees or not. Not too sure if let his shop known on the internet affect him much.
Boss, sorry la. Virgin ma in dealing 2nd hand car. Didn't know so much trouble and heartache dealing will those fkers.
Thanks alot guys for your advise! By the way, any recommendation for 2014 Kia Optima K5 FL around RM 70-75k?
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find in FB k5 club
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QUOTE(nomoredfox @ Jan 26 2018, 04:48 PM)
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Oh sure! Thanks man!
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post Feb 16 2018, 01:33 AM

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Thinking of buying a K5 around year 2013...
Which around rm50k...

I am thinking whether any major problem with d car?
Easily breakdown & etc?
And how is d fuel?

I am driving city 2013 currently...
Thinking to change to as initially i reali like dis car when it 1st launch..
I see 2014 facelifted will fetch around 75k adi...
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QUOTE(Str33tBoY @ Feb 16 2018, 01:33 AM)
Thinking of buying a K5 around year 2013...
Which around rm50k...

I am thinking whether any major problem with d car?
Easily breakdown & etc?
And how is d fuel?

I am driving city 2013 currently...
Thinking to change to as initially i reali like dis car when it 1st launch..
I see 2014 facelifted will fetch around 75k adi...
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R you sure you can get RM50K for 2013 K5? If yes, please check carefully the condition of the car. I have just trade in my 2013 last month and the dealer took it at RM63K (Lowest I got quoted was RM59K). Basically the car is good and had never gave me any problem before. My car is still in great condition when i trade in; just few scratches which is quite normal i guess. I still love this car even till now but it will only remain in my memory.

The only concern that you might consider is the fuel consumption if you are coming from B segment to D segment. And of course the maintenance fees will be higher for you after the upgrade. Go try out the sound system, that's the best part of this car IMO.
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QUOTE(jootat @ Feb 23 2018, 10:39 AM)
R you sure you can get RM50K for 2013 K5? If yes, please check carefully the condition of the car. I have just trade in my 2013 last month and the dealer took it at RM63K (Lowest I got quoted was RM59K). Basically the car is good and had never gave me any problem before. My car is still in great condition when i trade in; just few scratches which is quite normal i guess. I still love this car even till now but it will only remain in my memory.

The only concern that you might consider is the fuel consumption if you are coming from B segment to D segment. And of course the maintenance fees will be higher for you after the upgrade. Go try out the sound system, that's the best part of this car IMO.
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Ok,noted bro,thx for d details...
Ya,d price different is quite big actually...
2013 i search from mudah is aound 55k,highest is about 70k...
I might try to hunt for 1 around 60k,year 2013 to 2014...
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QUOTE(Str33tBoY @ Feb 23 2018, 10:47 AM)
Ok,noted bro,thx for d details...
Ya,d price different is quite big actually...
2013 i search from mudah is aound 55k,highest is about 70k...
I might try to hunt for 1 around 60k,year 2013 to 2014...
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All the best bro. Don fall under the trap in Mudah as alot of posting there is "fishing" ... they purposely list the price lower. To be honest, 2013, please expect around 65 - 70K. Anything lower, it's depend on your luck. All the best bro.
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QUOTE(jootat @ Feb 23 2018, 04:43 PM)
All the best bro. Don fall under the trap in Mudah as alot of posting there is "fishing" ... they purposely list the price lower. To be honest, 2013, please expect around 65 - 70K. Anything lower, it's depend on your luck. All the best bro.
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Den i am late for a month for ur unit...
If not,i can get maybe rm60k?
Hahaha,see if i manage to get direct owner will be gd...
Thx for all d advice bro...
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QUOTE(Str33tBoY @ Feb 23 2018, 04:51 PM)
Den i am late for a month for ur unit...
If not,i can get maybe rm60k?
Hahaha,see if i manage to get direct owner will be gd...
Thx for all d advice bro...
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if we get in touched 1 month ago i would consider letting it go to you between 60-62K but since it was trade in to a dealer, of course they also need to make a profit la. So i don't think you can get anything at this price range unless you get it direct from owner.
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Kinda fix my target for a used K5 now...
The pre–facelift model with nu engine...
Anyway to differentiante d NU engine beside d engine cover?
Coz sometimes car deal don't snap engne bay photo...
Will need to travel to KL purposely to look for a used one...

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