About 6 weeks ago I bought a pre-owned 2010 Soul with 21,000 miles on it. I love the car, except for a few things that I would like to get your thoughts on.
1) When the clutch is "disengaged" it is making kinda like a "squeaking noise" and, when I press the clutch back in to shift or whatever it goes away.....does anyone know what is causing this? I did take it to the dealer and they said the clutch is performing up to factory specs.....but I have owned nothing but 5-speeds the last ten years, and I know this is not normal.
2) I have also noticed 3-4 times when sitting in traffic, or at an idle that the engine will engage itself and rev high and stay that way. It is like the throttle gets stuck. For example, the other day I was at Sonic and was waiting on my order...the car was on, emergency brake was engaged, it was in neutral, and it was reving normally at around 600-750RPMS, then it spiked up to 2,000 RPM's and stayed there. I left Sonic with it doing this, drove home and then the RPM's was normal again once I got home and had the car idling. Any thoughts?
3) I have the Exclaim/Sport model, with the 18 inch wheels. After I bought the car and noticed on the highway at speeds at or above 65mph the car steering wheel will shimmy...not real horrible, but it is noticeable, and at times very annoying. The tires are all fairly new and in good condition. I have had the car aligned, the tires rotated and balanced and I am still noticing this issue. Is this just part of having those big tires, or another problem? If it is just the tires, does anyone recommend others that might be more useful for a better ride?
Thanks so much for everyones help,