Soul in car rental fleets?
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    Junior Soul
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    Soul in car rental fleets?

    I've been on business today in the Orlando, FL, area. I have seen about 7 Soul Plus non sunroof models around town today. Needless to say, I was surprised.
    Does anyone know if any of the rental car companies have the Soul in their fleets? I sure hope not! That is not good for our resale value. Phillip

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    Ugghhhh...that would suck if they hit the rental market. I haven't seen any around here but I will keep an eye out though.

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    I just did a search for car rentals in Orlando and didn't see a Soul in the mix. For what it's worth....I've had my soul for slightly over a month and have yet to see another Soul on the road in my area. Last week I went to Florida and didn't see a single Soul on the way there. Once I got there (Destin/Ft. Walton Beach) I saw quite a few. I think they're just popular on the beach scene. I hope anyways - cause I too would hate to see what it would do to our resale values if they became part of a rental fleet.

    ...would make parts plentiful though!

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    i saw a nissan cube that was a rental vehicle that drove from alberta to bc... i think it was a budget rental.

    with that being said, it's quite possible that the soul could be used. on my last trip to vegas, there were a few Kias in the rental facility.

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    You can rent Minis here and BMWs... does that damage the image? I think not. Does it affect resale value? I wish!
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    How does rentals affect resale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keldrin View Post
    How does rentals affect resale?
    Floods the market with late-model low-mileage vehicles as the fleets churn. For those of us who drive our cars until they rust out from under us it's not an issue, but for those who see a little more "investment" value in a car, or who like to trade up as soon as the pricipal due drops below market value, this can be a disaster. Like trying to sell your house for the $80,000 you owe when the place next door was foreclosed and sold for $15,000.

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    Where in Orlando did you see these 7 Souls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz122 View Post
    Where in Orlando did you see these 7 Souls?
    I saw all of them on I drive between the Holiday Inn and the Prime Outlets. One was parked in the HI parking lot. I looked for a sticker that would give it away as a rental. There was actually one but no name - just numers. phillip

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    I was going to post this same question. I'm an Orlando resident, but was "vacationing" in Disney last week as I had relatives in town. Every parking lot at Disney world had at least 1 Kia Soul. Mind you, these are huge parking lots, but the license plates were in-state Florida plates, and I noticed 1 Soul had a business-card sized UPC sticker on the passenger window. I thought this was odd as I haven't seen many Souls driving around elsewhere in the city.

    Hoping they are in the fleets and I would not mind buying a cheap low mileage used Soul as a second car.

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