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    Thumbs down Major paint problem

    Hello guys here I have photos of all the problems I had with my KIA SOUL not including a break down of my fifth gear after 1000 km the car came back fixed after 2 months and with 500 km more on the dial,terrible service,great looking car but quality very low.The paint is just too soft.
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    Last edited by performerdrummer; 01-11-2011 at 03:59 PM. Reason: Stating my own opinion

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    im not sure saying we have no sense is needed is it?
    Ive had my soul for over a year and a half, over 40,000 on it, and the only paint issue I have is some stone ships on the hood, which you'll get with every car when your on the highway everyday.

    if you dont like it, sell it.

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    My paint looked like that after 3 weeks too. Take it back to Kia, they are aware of paint problems and should sort it out for you. And then get some film protection or extra large mudflaps or side tubes on it to stop it happening again....i did all three.
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    I have been a Kia owner for 5 years, and a combined 127,000 miles (3,000 of those miles on a vehicle that had 131,200 to start with) and I haven't had a problem that hasn't been related to maintenance or that was Kia's fault. For you to say "DON'T BUY THIS CAR" is asinine. Obviously your OPINION is not the majority of this forum.
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    Stating my own opinion

    Hi guys,I have edited my post as you may notice,I am not here to upset anybody,I do not agree with the comment if you dont like the car sell it is not that simple,and in fact I like the car if i didnt like it I would have bought it ,I am just stating the problems backed up with the photos as evidence of low quality that is all and I wish I am the odd one with all the problems but I am not from what I can see and from my own experience I made the recommendations I did.I think that forums should be informative and helpfull
    stating the pluses and minuses of the particullar purchase.
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    when i bought my SOUL i know im not getting the best car with the best quality (in & out) considering the price i pay.....i expect problems to come as we ride together more n more but i never miss the chance to think of how to take care of HER the best way i can just to keep HER conditoned, fresh and attractive....my car has some very minor scratches and i hate to see 'em...couldnt blame anyone coz never around to guard her all the time.... if i see one scratch i MUST find a way how to mend it ASAP or i'll b driving uncomfortably... guess every car owner knows what to do especially those who are really meticulous (i myself is one)...im not sure what happened to your paint man but mine never had a paint problem like that...and like the friend here said, visit the dealer and MAKE them take care of it and im pretty sure they will...they wouldnt want anyone feel bad bout their car either particularly for this kind of issue...aside from that u still have ur warranty (would that b covered if its because of a poor paint quality??)
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    You are right,I was not expecting a BMW quality,and I was aware that scratches will happen but this just took me by surprise the sheer extent of it.And I do have scratches elsewhere on this and on my previous car that was mazda 6 ,some you just can not avoid.
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    Kia admitted their paint quality mistake. If you have a reputable dealer, they should take care of it for you. Hyundai and Kia use the same painting process in all of their factories. This means when they say the Hyundai Sonata has better paint quality than a certain Mercedes, all HKAG vehicles are painted in the same process. Kia admitted their issue with the paint - as for the transmission, that is what the powertrain warranty is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    "DON'T BUY THIS CAR" is asinine. Obviously your OPINION is not the majority of this forum.
    sheesh, you just won't quite so as has been posted in other threads >>>> just because the majority here on this forum tell just about everyone that comes looking for insight before they buy how great they think the soul is and make it sound like it is the next best thing to flint does not set the standards for this forum and most especially in this area of the forum...

    bottom line - we all have a right to express our opinions and if this forum was just for those that are are in love then i don't think this area would have been created... this car sucks imo and anyone with an ounce of sense should think twice before buying it and do MUCH research before they even consider buying because getting some of these brand new models with problems fixed in not that easy and if it were then there would be absolutely no one posting anything counter to all you positive people.... not to mention, dealers in any given area are limited so folks best be sure that owning a kia soul is worth it and be ready to drive to tin-buck-two or maybe even take a merry-go-round ride with kia corporate to get your warranty honored if you don't have a good dealer in your area and/or kia doesn't know how to fix your problem

    and ps for performerdrummer, i hope you end up on the side with those that have been able to get their paint issues resolved because there are a few that are no longer posting (probably because of some heat from all the positive folks here) that had problems, and i believe a few were doing a lemon law because they fell on that other side and were not getting results with kia....
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    Quote Originally Posted by performerdrummer View Post
    You are right,I was not expecting a BMW quality,and I was aware that scratches will happen but this just took me by surprise the sheer extent of it.And I do have scratches elsewhere on this and on my previous car that was mazda 6 ,some you just can not avoid.
    unfortunately BMW and Mercedes too have problems. Certain colors have more problems than others but mostly caused by recently mandated eco-friendly paint mix. you can visit any auto forum sites and there are lot of paint and windshield crack discussions.

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