Soul + vs ! differences - debating to buy it
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    Soul + vs ! differences - debating to buy it

    Hey,

    I've been trying to find a comparison of these two trims, but even the Kia site seems to not be working 100% for me, so I'm wondering if I have the differences correct:

    ! is everything in the + as well as:

    -18" wheels
    -upgraded sound system
    -moonroof
    -seat colors(black and tan vs. black)
    -different exterior color choices
    -Is the dash black and tan for both, or just the Exclaim?
    -Anything else?

    Assuming that is it, I'm debating between the two trims(don't want the red upholstery in the Sport), and I have a couple questions:

    -How much does it cost to replace the 18" tires vs. 16" in the United States? Are the 18" low-pros(i.e. more likely to go flat)? How do they compare performance-wise?

    -Any idea which will be easier to find in a manual?

    -Does bluetooth come with the Plus?

    -How would you compare them with an '04-'09 Mazda3 hatch? I'm guessing that this won't feel as sporty or peppy, but a loaded Exclaim is $1700 less than the base '09 hatch

    -Are dealers charging list or are they negotiating? Are there incentives available(low financing or cash back?)

    Any answers you could provide would be amazing! Thanks!

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    my choice will be the + with sound system.... I could care less
    about the moonroof and the 18's are expensive and harsh.

    bluetooth and steering wheel controls come with + on up.

    there are differences in what colors you can order between
    the ! & +.........
    Last edited by hodad66; 04-02-2009 at 08:02 PM.

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    Thanks! I was thinking along the same lines with the + & upgraded system. The financing offer doesn't look too bad either...

    Any Soul owners out there who don't mind sharing what they paid compared to list? Especially those in the USA, as I don't know the intricacies between the US and Canadian auto market, demand for autos, economy, etc.

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    I love my + with its all black interior, along with the 16" wheels when I have to go down rough and dirt roads. Mine came with the upgraded sound system (had to have) and a sunroof (didn't care, but got a good deal on the vehicle). Over time I've really grown to love the sunroof, too.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendee View Post
    Thanks! I was thinking along the same lines with the + & upgraded system. The financing offer doesn't look too bad either...

    Any Soul owners out there who don't mind sharing what they paid compared to list? Especially those in the USA, as I don't know the intricacies between the US and Canadian auto market, demand for autos, economy, etc.
    Check out the pricing thread, as it should cover all markets. You could bump it for more current info.
    Regards,

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    Lightbulb

    • PLUS vs EXCLAIM
    • Wheels: Plus has 16" alloy wheels, Exclaim has 18" alloy wheels.
    • Sunroof: optional on the Plus, standard on the Exclaim.
    • Front Fog Lights: optional on the Plus, standard on the Exclaim.
    • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob: available only on the Exclaim and Sport.
    • Audio Upgrade Package: optional on the Plus, standard on the Exclaim.
    • Seat Style: Plus has black cloth seats with SOUL logo inserts, Exclaim has sand-black cloth seats with houndstooth inserts.
    • Both have:
    • Body color bumpers
    • Body color outside door handles
    • Body color power adjustable mirrors
    • Rear wiper/washer/defroster
    • Solor glass
    • Privacy glass (rear doors and rear glass)
    • AC
    • Cruise controle with steering wheel mounted controls
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Bluetooth wireless tech.
    • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
    • Tilt steering column
    • Power door locks
    • Power windows with driver side auto down
    • AM/FM/CD+MP3+SIRIUS (sirius is free for 3 months, requires subscription afterwards) (sirius is not available in Canada, Alaska and Hawaii)
    • USB/Auxiliary input jacks
    • Tweeter speakers
    • Dual map lights
    • Center console armrest/storage
    • Two 12V power outlets
    • 60/40 split folding rear seats
    • Driver's 6-way adjustable seat
    • Floor mats
    • Upper I/P storage bin with cover
    • Dual-level glove box
    • Dual front cup holders
    • Front door map pockets with bottle holders
    • Rear door bottle holders
    • Dual visor vanity mirrors with covers
    • And lastly
    • Cargo area light
    • COLOR LIST
    • PLUS comes in the colors:
    • Clear White
    • Shadow
    • Bright Silver
    • Titanium
    • Alian
    • Molten
    • Ghost (available Jan 2010 or later)
    • Denim (available Aug 2009 or later)
    • and Ignition (available Oct 2009 or later)
    • EXCLAIM comes in the colors:
    • Shadow
    • Dune
    • Java
    • Titanium
    • and Alian

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    What kind of colors are Ghost and Ignition going to be?

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    I bet ignition is going to be the Rio's "sunset orange" color. Look it up on their rio site. It's a nice dark orange. Not a big fan of orange cars but a co-worker has that color on his Rio and it actually looks good.

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    I went , in the beginning , wanting a plus , but after seeing the + and the ! , I fell in love with the Exclaim , the 18 " wheels , and the houndstooth , plus I wanted the sunroof and the fog lights , and to me the 18s are'nt that harsh ... this is coming from someone who has never driven anything small , I have a fullsize truck , and my parents have a Tahoe and Impala , and from time to time I drive the bosses Town Car .
    If you are interested in both , you need to drive both .

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    Go with what you like or has the best price. I have a Plus, only difference is the seats and wheels on mine. Fogs and moonroof were free, had to pay for upgraded stereo.

    Soul on the seats look sweeter than the !, IMHO. Wheels for me had to be 16 because I drive 120 miles on the highway each day. From what I read here 18's are better for speeding around town. I think the 18's would have given me a ass ache. No opinion on the style of the wheels, too similar to care.

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