Kia Optima: Sports Mode - Automatic Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Sports Mode

Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing

Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the D position into the manual gate. To return to D range operation, push the shift lever back into the main gate.

In sports mode, moving the shift lever backwards and forwards will allow you to make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a manual transaxle, the sports mode allows gearshifts with the accelerator pedal depressed.

Up (+) : Push the lever forward once to shift up one gear.

Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once to shift down one gear.

✽ NOTICE

Transaxle Ranges
P (Park) Always come to a complete stop before shifting into P. This position locks the transaxle and prevents the front wheels from rotating. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into ...

Moving Up a Steep Grade From a Standing Start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and re ...

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Outside Rearview Mirrors
Be sure to adjust mirror angles before driving. WARNING - Convex Mirror The right outside rearview mirror is convex. Objects seen in the mirror are closer than they appear. When changing la ...

Operation
Passive FunctionsThe system allows the user to access the vehicle without having to perform any actions (e.g. RKE button pressing) with the SMART KEY FOB. It is sufficient that a valid SMART KEY F ...

Receiving a Phone Call
When receiving a phone call, a ringtone is audible from speakers and the audio system changes into telephone mode. When receiving a phone call, Incoming call message and incoming phone number (i ...

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