Kia Optima: Recommended Shifting - Manual Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Recommended Shifting

Drive the vehicle in the highest gear that allows the engine to run and accelerate smoothly without hesitating or stalling. This will give you the most efficient fuel economy and emission control. However, never operate the engine with the tachometer (RPM) in the red area.

Manual Transaxle Operation
The manual transaxle has five forward gears. Press the clutch pedal down fully while shifting, then release it slowly. A special safety feature prevents inadvertent shifting from 5 (Fifth) to R ( ...

Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up steep hills, downshift before the engine starts to УlaborТТ. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration ...

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Floor mat anchor(s)
When using a floor mat on the front floor carpet, make sure it attaches to the floor mat anchor(s) in your vehicle. This keeps the floor mat from sliding forward. WARNING The following must be ...

Service Adjustment Procedure
Oil level Check A check of ATF level is not normally required during scheduled services. If an oil leak is found, perfo ...

Map lamp
Push the lens to turn the map lamp on or off. This light produces a spot beam for convenient use as a map lamp at night or as a personal lamp for the driver and the front passenger. Х DOOR : In ...

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