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#50 of 208 Car Pros Kia sells the first Kia Soul in the Nation! March, 2009. Tacoma,
Apr 30, 2010 (1:24 pm)
March, 2009. Tacoma, Washington. The first all new Kia Soul barely debut at Car Pros Kia of Tacoma before the crossover-vehicle soared off of the lot. Car Pros, which had interested clients on a waiting list since the vehicle’s announcement, quickly sold the first Soul in the nation.
Kia Motors America announced the North American debut of the Soul at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Soul, a once concept vehicle, was projected to arrive as early as 2010. To the publics’ pleasure, it debuted as a 2009 model. Following the addition of the midsize SUV, the Borrego, to the Kia line-up, the Soul offers even more options to savvy consumers.
While other dealer’s are struggling, Car Pros Kia continues to flourish primarily with the sales and service of new and certified pre-owned imports. The family owned and involved dealer continues to offers low-cost sales and service without sacrificing customer care. While Car Pros remains committed to ongoing customer satisfaction, savvy buyers are naturally receptiveness to the Kia brand. Consumers lean towards Kia as their import favorite as Kia offers chic new designs, fuel efficiency, minimal initial investment and low ongoing cost of ownership. For additional information about Car Pros Kia of Tacoma visit http://www.kiatacoma.carpros.com/
The Soul playfully conforms to the edgy styling of the modern Kia, while offering even more options for those looking to personalize their vehicle and ownership experience. There are more external and internal styling and package options than any Kia ever offered before. “The Soul is for those who love individuality but don’t like to be categorized by finding the next best thing,” said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing, KMA. The Soul is attracting the adventurer at heart, especially those who have a good handle on their pocket books and want custom styling and a low cost of ownership at the same time.
#51 of 208 My Kia Soul Base
Jul 16, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Bought mine two weeks ago. This is the second car I have ever owned and I"m sooo happy with it. I would like to make one complaint, but please know I wouldn't want to get my money back. I love this car.
With the base model. there is no remote entry-I have to use the key. Unfortunately, there is only one keyhole in the entire car, so I always have to go back to the driver's door if I want to lock the car. ugh. Have a toddler that requires loading and unloading, don't like this.
EVERYTHING else is golden. Love my Kia!
#53 of 208 no Soul owners?
Nov 08, 2010 (11:43 pm)
I can't believe there is no one talking about this car when it is selling so well!! I suppose that can be seen as a good thing since it means there aren't a bunch of angry owners looking to vent about problems....
#54 of 208 Re: no Soul owners? [carfreak09]
Nov 08, 2010 (11:48 pm)
That's because everyone is over at KiaSoulForums or SoulHamster talking about their cars.
Nov 09, 2010 (5:31 pm)
A reporter is interested in talking with a recent and first-time owner of a Kia. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than noon on November 10, 2010, and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle.
#56 of 208 Re: cssandste... [iluvmysephia1]
May 22, 2011 (7:25 am)
In "99" they weren't just fighting an image problem, they were fighting a quality problem. Hyundai/Kia has come a long way no doubt about it, but a they are no Toyota or Honda that's for sure. 2011 Consumer Guide still puts Toyota as the most reliable auto out there. Honda does well...even Subaru is doing better. Hyundai/Kia is still middle of the road, ALTHOUGH, their vehicle look great, have lots of options, and cost a few pennies less.
May 23, 2011 (2:31 am)
still means barf-bag boring. Period. I could care less if they toasted your toast in the morning for you, too. They're appliances, I'm so glad I bought my '99 Kia Sephia and my '01 Sportage 4X4.
Kia builds automobiles. Toyota builds appliances. Kia drivers care about how their cars look and about how they perform. Toyota buyers just care about their car's resale value. Get a solid grip and become a car nut like me. Not a car buyer.
That's the difference. There's Kia Sephia clubs all over South Korea. If I owned a Toyota Corolla I'd just join a quilting club and sit around and talk about the grass popping up and Aunt Tilda's dress needing hemming. Boring.
Appliances for the masses. At Toyota we do them for a living.
#58 of 208 Soul Target Audience
Jun 25, 2011 (10:39 pm)
We're senior citizens; we loved the soul and were ready to buy. What stopped us? The funky colors available. How about white? White is the only color we would own here in Phoenix. The funky red trim on the Soul+ - ech! What about a camel interior? What about color combinations that appeal to older drivers who have the money to buy. Targeting a youth audience may have worked years ago but not in this economy. Kia needs to target a broader audience.
#59 of 208 Re: Soul Target Audience [ben70]
Jun 29, 2011 (4:14 pm)
White is available as an exterior colour. The 2012 models are coming out in a few months, so maybe something might appeal to you then. Did you see the interior finish on the 2012 Soul they had on display at the NY auto show? If not check out these photos at:
I like the beige and black interior on the Soul 4u Retro (Canadian model). I'm a senior citizen too.