A WEEK WITH KIA OPTIMA

KIA OPTIMA (1 of 1)-4I had to pleasure of test driving a 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo for a week and boy did I fall in love!  From the time I set foot inside I was impressed by the luxurious interior, panoramic sunroof and loads of features.  Once I took it out on the road, I fell in love with the way this car drove. KIA OPTIMA (1 of 1)-3This model has 3 modes; normal, eco and sport; I drove it on sport mode the entire time because this girl likes power and this car delivered.  I took it on multiple excursions that I had planned for the week.

IMG_20160211_193335I attended a tasting with Milla of Happily Eating at Independent Distilling Company where we got a chance to tour the distillery and noshed on appetizers and crafted cocktails.  IMG_20160211_195547We also did a tasting of their handcrafted white rum, corn whiskey and bourbon whiskey and it was all amazing!  Later on that week, I visited Royal Caribbean Bakery to pick up a couple of their Jamaican Beef Patties.  If you’re in Atlanta, this place is a must visit.  If your follow me on Snapchat (Jehancancook), then you saw me post an up close photo of the flakey crust and juicy filling. KIA OPTIMA (1 of 1) I also stopped in at my local Guyanese store to pick up a few supplies on the way home.  I love this little shop because it is the definition of small but mighty.  You can find everything at Georgetown Food Market; milk powder, ground provisions, spices, chowmein, locally made snacks like mithai and ingredients to make just about any Guyanese or Caribbean dish.20160216_100218

Not only is the  Kia Optima attracting and fun to drive, it has heated and cooled seats (front and back) and heated steering wheel, a powerful surround sound and navigation system with backup camera.  I loved the Sirius XM HD radio that automatically records 6 channels so it allows you to fast forward, rewind and pause the radio! How amazing is that?20160212_133615 While I appreciated all the bells and whistles, I also appreciated the safety features.  On Mondays at 9 pm, I do a online radio podcast that you can listen to by going to www.blogtalkradio.com/dariuscooks.  I was headed to do the show when icy rain started to fall; not only was this car sturdy in those conditions but I loved the fact that the Blind Spot Detection System kept me aware of drivers that were beside me on the highway when visibility was at a minimum.   KIA OPTIMA (1 of 1)-2

Thank you to Kia Motors for a fun filled week with the Kia Optima.

 

 

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