It's just me. (Again) We traded our trusty '13 Soul Base Automatic in this morning on a new '20 Soul LX Automatic - Gravity Gray. I used to work at the local Kia dealer until I quit to take care of mom before she passed last year. So, the manager gave me a great trade in on my '13 (even with 93K miles the interior was like new and all maintenance was up to date and logged), discounted the MSRP (no "Bump" stickers), and I had $1,900 in rebates without financing.
I wrote earlier on another thread about my test drive impressions, so you know I like it. Today, the salesman hooked up my wife's phone and showed us Android Auto. Pretty impressive! "Find an Italian restaurant." Done. "Find a gas station." Done "Play Lawrence Welk polka music." Done! "Show me directions to Gettysburg National Battlefield Visitors Center." Done. "What will the local weather be tomorrow?" Done.
Drives nice, especially the smooth IVT, and my wife says the seats are much more comfortable than the '13, which was her favorite car EVER!
One little nit-noid I discovered today. I had 2 spare keys made (no transponder in at least the LX version so cheapo duplicates work), but then I discovered there is no visible key hole in the door handle. They showed me how to pull the handle and slip the key in a slot underneath to pop off the cover. WHY??? Yes, maybe a key hole ruins the aesthetics but come on - who would really notice. I thought I found a solution - the LX manual transmission does not have remote entry (according to the website) so they must have a key hole. I could buy a gray cover and replace it. However, it looks like all the manuals come with black door handles. Oh well.
I will be ordering a set of Sportwing bodyside moldings soon before the first ding. Link: https://www.sportwing.com/Exterior-A...y-Side-Molding
Still - 99% satisfied is a pretty good rating. Looking forward to many years of fun with this one, too.