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Kia Soul, Hatchback
#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.
#55 of 208 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
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.
Jul 02, 2011 (9:01 pm)
Ben70, there is a white Soul available. A longtime acquaintance of mine is the local Kia dealer and has at this writing several white cars along with the youth oriented colors to choose from.
To be honest, I didn't check the interiors as I was there on an errand. Hopefully the '12's will offer some more subdued color schemes.