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Kia Soul, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback
#38 of 67 That's a whole lotta Soul....
Sep 03, 2010 (10:17 pm)
ya got there, markusof. Enjoy it! Kia is on a roll that is really surpassing that of big bro Hyundai right now, IMO.
#39 of 67 Re: Soul Deal Turned Down [aaasupr1]
Mar 08, 2011 (8:52 am)
Can you tell me which dealer you were working with? I've looked at Century, but couldn't get them below invoice more then a couple hundred.
#40 of 67 Soul+ 2011
Jul 14, 2011 (9:46 am)
Has anybody bought a soul+ with audio upgrade lately?
#41 of 67 Ditto to kidfunk
Aug 09, 2011 (11:24 am)
Thinking about purchasing or leasing a Soul+ automatic w/ sunroof/foglights, rear applique, sound upgrade, cargo net/cover, etc; remote start, wheels locks, etc...
Wondering what people are seeing out there. I am in NYC area...
#42 of 67 Re: Ditto to kidfunk [sirk98]
Aug 21, 2011 (6:19 pm)
Hi, sirk98. I'm also looking around for a Soul + (basic config is good enough for me). I'm in Stamford, CT. The newly opened dealer said they just sold out SOUL for now. Any good KIA dealer you know in NYC (or metro NY)? Thx.
#43 of 67 Re: Ditto to kidfunk [jjcai]
Aug 23, 2011 (6:29 am)
Stamford actually seemed the most honest of the dealerships I spoke to. Check dealerrater.com--seems to be a good resource for finding reputable dealers...
If Stamford is out of pocket, I might try Karp Kia on Long Island, as they have great ratings
#44 of 67 2011 SOUL+ with both Audio and Body Packages!
Sep 03, 2011 (6:52 pm)
I am live on the Central Coast of Cali, and had no intention of buying a new car for a very long time but there I was in my CSAA rental after my 2009 Pontiac Vibe was totaled, and a check to buy my new car with.
I drove 6 cars in 4 days, the SOUL was first, and the last!
I went back on the last day of the month to buy one. The only SOUL that was left on the lot was not my 1st choice. I wanted the Automatic Transmission in Dune, MSRP $16450., as I recall. That's it, no add ons.
I am now the proud owner of a car that any 20 something would love to own, and I am 48! I love it! My SOUL is so safe and so cute. MSRP on my Lil' Alien? $19650., and the price sold to me $16750.. That is one heck of a motivated salesperson!
I am still comprehending the events of the events of the past 3 1/2 weeks without a doubt.
#45 of 67 East Meadow, NY Kia dealer - thumbs up or down??
Oct 23, 2011 (6:52 pm)
Was seriously considering buying the Soul ! w/premium package from Kia dealer in East Meadow, NY, but then saw that they got an "F" from the Better Business Bureau for lots of complaints, so now I'm asking myself -- and anyone out there with experience -- am I crazy?!
Also, I have 2 teenage boys who will be driving this car (altho it will officially be MINE). Concerned about visibility & blind spot, and lack of 4WD. Any comments, anyone?
If I don't get the Soul, may well go for a used certified Honda CRV, which would be the 2nd in our steep driveway.
Welcome anyone's thoughts.
#46 of 67 Re: East Meadow, NY Kia dealer - thumbs up or down?? [larchmom]
Oct 24, 2011 (5:49 am)
Well, if your dealer has an F from the BB and you don't want to do business with them, that shouldn't sway you from considering the Soul. Just consider one from another dealer. After all the BBB rating is for the dealer, not Kia.
As a snow belt occupant (Chicago area) I can understand your concern about the lack of AWD. A couple of weeks ago I dropped $900 on a snowthrower. For small CUV alternatives, you might also look at a Nissan Rogue or Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, and so on. All can be had with AWD. I'm assuming price is at least something of a concern since you mentioned the CR-V alternative would be used, so you might also look at, say, the Ford Escape which should be reasonably priced used.
#47 of 67 Re: East Meadow, NY Kia dealer - thumbs up or down?? [fushigi]
Oct 24, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I take it you have a Soul, though? How has it been handling the roads with snow and bad weather?