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O’Brien posing with flowers.
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Tiger Chariot

The Tiger Chariot features junior Ronnie Rieke and his 2015 Kia Optima in its second Pepperbox installment. Rieke drives an all-black Sedan with 5% tint all around. Most people recognize Rieke’s Kia by the loud, straight pipe exhaust he has had installed on it. The car has a loud sound for a small 4-cylinder turbocharged motor. Rieke also installed a set of 6-spoke blacked-out rims to add to the all-black style he’s going for on his car. 

“I’d say my favorite part about the car is how loud it is, and the all-black look,” Rieke said.

 To top the Kia off, there is a rear glass spoiler, added for looks and aerodynamics while cutting up at high speeds. He still maintains a smooth 23/24 miles per gallon. 

Rieke has some work to do on the Kia after his dad backed into it. “I really need to get my front bumper fixed. My dad hit it with the sports van on the way to a game,” Rieke said.

Rieke saw a vision while he was car shopping and looking at the car; it clicked and he knew he could do something fun with it, and he liked that it was fuel-efficient. 

If you are interested in purchasing a car soon, Rieke recommends that you find something good on gas, due to high gas prices. Rieke is planning on getting another car in the future, but for now, Rieke will stick with the Kia.

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