I held off on buying my Soul so I could see the Hyundai Veloster as it looked like just the ticket. I came out of a Miata that was totalled in my driveway in a North Texas hail storm (it was named the Titanium Terror, after the storm I renamed it Dimples). I needed a relatively inexpensive car that I could put my mom’s wheel chair in the back and still transport my Mom and my wife and still have a sporty car. In my opinion, the car looked good but not as good as the picture (it wasn’t the best color though). The deal killer was that it was just too small and the rear seat access was no fun at all. I did not even drive it. I went straight to the nearest Kia dealer and found a white 2012 Soul+ manual. Great comfort and it not only has more power than the Miata it feels like it has more power. My son says it is pale but it will not be that way long as I intend to turn it into a Razorback edition. I think the white Soul is a great blank canvas for that. So far, my ideas for the name are Roid Hawg or Roid Hog, picked for Hamster on steroids concept. You know Ham or Hog it is all just pork. Or Roid Hogster. The Transformer name RoidHawgimus Prime. Having the Soul seems to just make me want to be silly.
On a more serious note, the literature for the Soul+ indicates that it comes with cruise control and there is nothing that says that is not the case with the manual. However my Soul+ though the factory window sticker shows it has cruise it in fact does not. Does anyone have a 2012 manual with the cruise? Any ideas about what Kia might or should do about the omission?