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    Junior Soul WEREWOLF's Avatar
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    How Many Miles Can You Get Out Of a Kia Soul?

    I love my 2012 Soul+ but have had a few issues that have me questioning KIA's quality in relation to more established brands like Toyota, Honda etc.
    Is KIA quality up to snuff in relation to other modern manufacturers? Any long term KIA owners out there?

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    you wont find many long term owners that like their kias as the previous models were absolute crap.
    The recent generation of Kia is obviously built much better and dependable.
    The cars you have listed were amazing in the 80s and 90s, not as great as they used to be, and with that said, kia was crap in the 90s and early 2000s but no so crappy now.

    Anyways, My Soul have over 70,000 kms on it. I drive it approximately 1,200 km per week since July and have owned it for over 2 years now

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    At least 10yrs or 100k

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    some here have gotten high mileage within a year or so, but to date, i personally have not seen a kia beyond a few years old on the roads.... additionally, those that i know that have had a kia do seem to trade more frequently than those driving a toyota or honda etc... i myself just recently traded out of a 2+ year old soul with low mileage (18k) and can say that in addition to a trans problem at purchase, i had also noticed the car was losing some of its tightness along with an increase in rattles, which has been discussed in earlier threads...so imo, the car isn't designed to last for years like some other manufacturers but mine was one of the first generations and was also living outside in the elements so might be different if garaged...
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    Klas you won't find too many members here who owned a Kia more then a few years because they own Souls, being this is a Soul forum, and Souls have only been out since 2009.

    I know a quite a few people that have owned several Kia's ( and they run them well past 100,000)

    I currently have 60,500km and over 2 years of hard driving on my Kia and it is running well and has never had ANY issue.

    You have posted the issues with your Soul that you got rid of several times and I am not sure why you continue to post it over and over. Every manufacture and every model has a few with issues. Are you trying to make people feel bad about their purchase?
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    ^^ soul sailor - the poster asked "Is KIA quality up to snuff in relation to other modern manufacturers?"

    as far as high mileage my answer was "yes"...

    but as for longevity my answer was "no",

    and this has been discussed in other threads and i am not the first or only one to state that i had noticed the car was losing its tightness or an increase in rattles... additionally, i pointed out that my car was one of the first generations and was living outside so give me a break and stop trying to make this about something other than what it is....

    ps - after thought - apologize if ref to trans issue at purchase is what got you going but that wasn't my answer and why it was prefaced the way it was, and maybe i should have left that out lol
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    I bought my Soul cos i drove a 5 year old Kia and it felt like a brand new car. My Soul is now 2 years old with 26k on the clock and is driving better now than it did at new.
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    My friend at work drives a Kia Sephia, Not sure what year but it has over 150K on the clock and still rolling.
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    I've had 4 hyundais and currently have a soul...

    The cars are built decently but there are some older models you see on the road around here more than others. For example, I see many many good condition 2002-2005 sonatas on the road currently. Not so much the elantra and accent.

    My soul is paid off. Not sure if I will keep it until the wheels fall off but I may try Honda or Toyota next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sute09 View Post
    I've had 4 hyundais and currently have a soul...

    The cars are built decently but there are some older models you see on the road around here more than others. For example, I see many many good condition 2002-2005 sonatas on the road currently. Not so much the elantra and accent.

    My soul is paid off. Not sure if I will keep it until the wheels fall off but I may try Honda or Toyota next time.
    I'm in the opposite direction. I'm retiring my 2000 Honda Civic today and switching to the Soul full-time tomorrow. I loved its reliability, but Civics seem to have all the personality and fun of a toaster. My wife has a 2007 Civic, and is thinking about switching to the Soul too.

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