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Old 02-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by WizeGuyDezignz View Post
So you dumped your Focus and lost a good chunk of money, spent even more money on an Accord Sport, and you're only getting 2-3MPG better than the Focus? That sounds like a poor financial decision to me, but I'm glad you're happy. I was once considering dumping my Focus, but it wasn't for an MPG gain. It was me being stupid. Either way, my MPG in my Focus has been great, no complaints.

Back to the OP's topic, my car drives straight as an arrow in city and on highway here in San Diego. I can easily drive it with one finger. As you already know, something is wrong with your car.

I really hope you get it fixed properly, because this car is awesome to drive!
Members in the Kia Optima Forum sum it up best, it is as if my car has no "center" position on the steering wheel. It is for the most part, either left or right. For very VERY brief moments my car will drive straight, but no where near the distance it should before slowly shifting left or right.

Like I said, if someone drove my car for 5,10,15 minutes they might not notice the problem and just shake it off as road crowning or potholes/bumps. But after driving a long distance, or driving it daily, you will notice you are almost always making the SMALLEST of corrections, fractions of an inch just to keep going straight, ALL. THE. TIME. Sometimes, well a lot of the time, you can feel/see yourself zig zagging between the lane, while every other car on the road and in your same lane is still driving perfectly straight, even after hitting large bumps or potholes. My focus used to drive nicely, just like every other car, but since I got the new rack/numerous just is very twitchy, left-right-left-right-left-right....
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