Long time, no see my friends! I haven't been on as much as in years past, but wanted to let everyone know my wife finally replaced her troublesome Malibu Maxx with a 2016 KIA Optima SXL Turbo. The car is fully maxed out - it has every option you can get: Nappa leather, and infotainment bells and whistles. It also has the 2.0L Turbo, which my wife really loves. The car wasn't cheap, 50% more than a standard Optima, but she did the research and this car has done very well in safety and reliability. It's what she wanted. We picked up the car with 34 miles on it and half of that was our test drive. After break in, I am contemplating which oil/filter to run. KIA specifies an ACEA oil ranging from 5W30 to 20W50 for a 5000 mile interval (initial is 3000 miles). I plan to stick with 5W30 and was thinking about Mobil 1 or PP and KIA filters for a solid combo.