I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

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    I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?



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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I want to know why it's so ugly from the back.

    Holy hell, you're in College Park? We're neighbors!

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I would like to know how they were able to stuff so much ugly into such a small package.

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    I want to know why it's so ugly from the back.

    Holy hell, you're in College Park? We're neighbors!
    I'm from Southern Maryland, but I go to school there. (Vacation now, though.)


    That driveway full of classics on Adelphi between University and Metzerott isn't you, is it?

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I saw one up close a couple weeks ago. It is interesting. The interior looked high quality but the red dashboard looked hideous. And it was tall...very tall.
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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    What color are you flashing lights in the speakers?

    Does the bluetooth make you want to buy something that ugly?
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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I'd be curious to see if it floats.

    Sorry, admiration for the Soul is not my... forte.

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyholt View Post
    I'm from Southern Maryland, but I go to school there. (Vacation now, though.)


    That driveway full of classics on Adelphi between University and Metzerott isn't you, is it?
    Oh no, that's not me....but now I want to see that place


    Does the glove compartment have a light?
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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    Hows the handling and acceleration?

    Hows the noise levels and ride?

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I rec'd an email certificate for a $25 gift card test drive and chose the Soul. I was really impressed! The ride was smooth, power was excellent w/5 spd. manual, great sound system. I was least impressed with the seats (Exclaim model) and the black plastic of the dash and door panels; however, for the price ($16k) you can't beat it. What is the gas mileage?

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    I'd be curious to see if it floats.

    Sorry, admiration for the Soul is not my... forte.
    No pun intended though?
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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    Is it stick? What kind of 0-60 are you getting with it?

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    I saw one and thought it might be good for a 3 rd vehicle or for your son or daughter thats at college and needs some thing that gets good gas millage

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoGuE View Post
    I saw one up close a couple weeks ago. It is interesting. The interior looked high quality but the red dashboard looked hideous. And it was tall...very tall.
    Note that most models have normal dashboard colors -- it's just the Sport that has the red.

    Quote Originally Posted by darndot View Post
    What color are you flashing lights in the speakers?

    Does the bluetooth make you want to buy something that ugly?
    The speakers flash red, and no, I would not buy a car based only on Bluetooth capability. (Lots of others have it now too anyway.)

    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    Hows the handling and acceleration?

    Hows the noise levels and ride?

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    Strong acceleration for a subcompact. This engine is normally in heavier cars, so it does pretty well. Handling is pretty nimble, too, though I've mostly been on suburban highways so far. (Back roads today.)

    However, it is pretty noisy on the highway, and the ride is jittery. I test-drove several of its competitors yesterday and would put it just midpack in ride and quietness.

    Note though that I'm driving the car with the bigger wheels/tires and the sport suspension, so the other versions may be less nimble but more comfortable and quieter.

    Quote Originally Posted by domij View Post
    I rec'd an email certificate for a $25 gift card test drive and chose the Soul. I was really impressed! The ride was smooth, power was excellent w/5 spd. manual, great sound system. I was least impressed with the seats (Exclaim model) and the black plastic of the dash and door panels; however, for the price ($16k) you can't beat it. What is the gas mileage?
    I don't have a trip computer, so it'll be a couple of days before I can calculate the mileage. EPA is 24 city / 30 highway, which isn't too great for a subcompact car, though the base 1.6-liter puts down better specs.

    Quote Originally Posted by prowlerjc View Post
    Is it stick? What kind of 0-60 are you getting with it?
    It's a stick, yes, but I don't think I can really measure 0-60. I'll leave that to the reviewers who have race tracks.

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    Re: I have a Kia Soul for a week, does anyone have any questions about it?

    If you were looking for a vehicle in that price range, would you buy it?

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