Of course owning a car for only 24 hours is not a long time at all. But first impressions are important in most things in life. So I figured I'd write up a small review of my first impressions after owning my new car for 24 hours.
First, let me say my previous 3 cars were a 93 Honda Civic, 97 Nissan Altima, and 06 Mazda6, so going to a Kia Soul is a bit of a jump for me. I liked the car as soon as I sat it in, prior to buying it. Once I took one for a test drive I knew it was made for me. I got it in the Moss color which is a unique shade you don't see very often, even on other Souls, which I like. Everyone around here drives white, black, or silver, which is so boring.
I think the car drives very nicely. I've heard complaints about round noise...and I personally think it's very quiet. The ride is smooth, visibility is fantastic, and it handles very nicely. For a boxy car that looks like it could topple over from making tight turns, its grip on the road is very nice. I was never a fan of the boxy car look, but when the Soul came out in 2010 I was a bit curious about it. Over time the looks grew on me and now I absolutely love it. So far I don't regret my purchase one single bit! The seats are comfortable, the sound system is pretty good, and although cargo space is a bit small, it's adequate for what I use it for. I just really could not be happier with the car I bought! With each car I've owned before it, I was a bit regretful after purchasing them as they weren't really what I wanted but couldn't be too picky as they were all used, and the first two were bought for me. This 2013 Kia Soul is my first brand new car purchase and I cannot find one single thing I dislike about it. Having Satellite Radio is awesome, Bluetooth works perfectly, and the car I got has the Eco Package with Idle Stop & Go, which I admit I was hesitant about at first but after seeing it in action it's actually a pretty cool feature!
All in all, this car was the perfect car purchase for me. Admittedly it's not for everyone, but one more thing I must say, is this car is an absolute PLEASURE to drive. I actually enjoy driving for once. Maybe in about 6 months I will repost with 6 month impressions, but I have never had such great things to say about any previous car I've owned and it feels fantastic knowing my biggest purchase of my life this far has been with zero regret!