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#62 of 223 KIA wants your opinion on the Soul
Mar 12, 2010 (8:10 am)
You say companies don't pay any attention to their customers, now's your chance to get in your two cents worth on the Soul. They want your input and it will be passed onto the product manager. Check it out at:
#63 of 223 Re: KIA wants your opinion on the Soul [conwelpic]
Mar 13, 2010 (2:47 pm)
I bought a Soul Plus automatic 3 weeks ago. I'm very happy so far. The best features are the high seating position, excellent visibility, peppy engine, responsive transmission, precise steering and all the interior details. I haven't checked the gas mileage yet. I would improve on the contrast on the radio display. The driver's seat should go back a bit more. The ride is excellent with the 16 inch wheels.
I like this car as it is. However, if the factory would install the larger, 2.4 liter engine and a 6-speed automatic trans. with paddle shifters, the Soul could become an icon and take its place alongside the Mini Cooper S, the Mazdaspeed 3, and the Volkswagen GTI. It has enormous potential, with its small footprint accompanied by lots of room inside (for a car only 161 inches long). I've driven all the Civics and the small Scions, the small Mazdas, and none of them made an impression on me. Then I drove a Soul and bought one the next week. Bear in mind, I didn't need another car - we had three for the two of us - but I got the Soul only because I enjoyed driving it more than the others: Tacoma, Accord, and VW GTI.
#64 of 223 Re: KIA wants your opinion on the Soul [extech2]
Mar 13, 2010 (3:50 pm)
thats good extech2, but you need to post it at KIA Buzz on the link I provided in my posting, so the info can be passed onto their product manager. I don't work for KIA I'm just provided the link so you can pass on your comments.
#66 of 223 new Soul model for Canada
Nov 14, 2009 (8:49 am)
I was over at the dealers getting my 48,000 km service done on my Rondo and picked up a copy of "Inside Kia" for October and saw this announcement:
"Kia Canada is pleased to announce that due to the overwhelmingly positive response regarding the 2010MY Soul Special Edition, this vehicle will now become a regular addition to the Kia line-up, badged as the Soul 4u SX.
The Soul 4u SX adds the following features to the Soul 2.0L 4u:
- body kit (body coloured)
- sport spoiler (body coloured)
- headlamp eyeliner (glossy)
- PIAA H4 Xtreme White Plus Bulbs
- LED side repeater
- high gloss tusk bumper
- 18" black machine-finished wheels
- sporty metal pedals
- centre console armrest
- rear view camera
- SX badge
MSRP base price - $21,895, with std 5 spd manual or available automatic. Only available in three colours: Onyx (pearl) +$200, Polar or Molten (n/c).
#67 of 223 Toronto Auto Show
Feb 17, 2010 (3:09 pm)
Just returned from a visit to the Toronto Auto Show and they indicated there that the Soul'ster will be a production model for 2011.
#68 of 223 Thanks to conwelpic...
Feb 17, 2010 (4:11 pm)
we've got a picture of that new Kia Soulster, too. Here y'all go!
#69 of 223 Re: Thanks to conwelpic... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:24 am)
Thanks, that's the picture I took at the show.
#70 of 223 And the Soulster has a ...
Feb 18, 2010 (8:37 pm)
lot of promise as a small, stylish pick-em-up truck. It looks great! I could see it being popular in Florida or California at their beaches.