I've got 2800 miles on a Soul+, 2.0 liter engine, 5 speed standard transmission. When shifting, I notice it takes over 2 seconds for the revs to slow down to a "neutral" RPM. What's up wit' dat?!? I've driven standard shift vehicles all my life and have never noticed the RPM's staying high for so long after releasing the accelerator pedal.
There's nothing wrong with the linkage, the cable allows the throttle to snap right back to the "neutral" position but the RPM's stay high for well beyond a reasonable amount of time. When I bought the Soul I was surprised to have the salesman state the standard shift version gets the same gas mileage as the automatic. I’m beginning to see why. Anyone have a comment or correction?