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  1. My first experience for service at the dealer

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I brought our 2017 in with 13,000 miles for an oil change and tire rotation yesterday at the express service center. I have to say I was very happy with the experience. I drove in at 10:00 and was out by 10:35. I had some coupons and the total with taxes/fees etc. was $40.14. The car had...
  2. Very positive experience.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Trip report re:my new Soul 1.6 a/t base. Took delivery of my new Soul towards the end of July and have to report I'm a very satisfied new owner. Just drove from Pennsylvania to So. Florida loaded up with tons of clothing, fishing equipment, lots of miscellaneous crap to set up a new condo, as...
  3. Any one have experience with the Fiat 500?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Although we love our 2017 Soul my wife no longer trusts her 2003 VW Beetle and is interested in a new car. She thinks the Fiat is "cute". Any one own one or have any experience with them? The only thing I know is that the depreciation on them is terrible.
  4. Anyone Have Experience Towing Something Similar...?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    The owner of the security company that I manage and I are considering getting one of these trailers for when we have to do disaster relief contracts: http://golittleguy.com/lg-mypod/ Do any of you have experience towing something similar in size and weight? If you do, I have a few questions...
  5. Long term experience with nitrogen filled tires?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I know this is one of those topics that people get emotional about. I've read about the supposed benefits but has any one actually used nitrogen for the life of their tires? Say about five plus years. Our 2017 Base has nitrogen tire caps so I'm assuming the tires are nitrogen filled.
  6. Ordered new emblems. Any updated experience with taking off the old badges?

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Hey everyone. So today I ordered my "vintage k" replacement emblems for the front and rear of my 2017. 2014 + Soul LODEN "Vintage K" Carbon/Stainless Badge Emblem Logo - Korean Auto Imports After doing a site search I did find a few posts about how to remove them, but the last one was around...
  7. Kia Camping in a Soul: Give me your ideas or experience.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I removed the carpet/board that covers the spare wheel, and put a large plastic tote box there. That's where I keep my paddling gear extras, like spare bungie, straps, nose plugs, tape ad infinitum. It hinges toward the front of the car, making it easy to dig into. Other gear is strewn around...
  8. Anyone experience P0711, P0712, P0713 - Auto Transmission Temperature Sensor Issues?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Has anyone experienced a check engine code of P0711, P0712, P0713 on their 2012 or 2013 automatic Kia Soul? Specifically in relation to replacing the auto transmission oil temperature sensor as referenced in this official TSB: http://m.kia.oemdtc.com/TSB/2012-043.pdf Symptoms are typically...
  9. Any experience driving Souls with different wheel/tire sizes?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    Didn't quite see this discussion so far... does anybody have experience driving the Trim levels with the 3 different wheel/tire sizes? I'm looking to buy snow tires, and it's cheaper to get the smaller tires. I'll buy rims and tires so they're easy to change. I just want to know how the...
  10. Religious Experience

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My Soul is renewed. The last day of September, I traded my 2012 for a new 2015. My 2012 was a Dune colored Base model with automatic shift, and I'd put 65,000 miles on it. The generous Kia warrantee was comforting, but never got any use. The new one is a Plus model in Titanium Gray. The color...
  11. Shocking driving experience!

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello Everyone, I have a 2014 Exclaim with the Sun & sound package. I've had the car for a little over a year now and every time I park and get out of the car I get shocked by the car. Every time I close the door by touching the outside of the door to close it I get a shock. Is there any way to...
  12. Ground Clearance--Your Experience

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I've owned Civics and Accords for the past 14 years. My Civic's front bumper was pulled off gradually when backing and turning out of my driveway. My 2000 Accord...no problem on my driveway but on a neighbor's, the front end bottomed-out when driving up and backing out. My wife's CR-V never has...
  13. Any experience with General Altimax RT43 Tires?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Size 205x55x16 on my 2011 Soul + Most interested in their winter performance verses the competition being Continental Pure Contact.
  14. How to Ruin a New Car Experience

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    You let your wife borrow the car. Hers was out of gas. She didnt want to stop for gas. So she took mine. Now my car has 1200 miles on it and I keep it perfect. Im not well enough to drive it far but can keep it pretty. It had the new car smell still. Dust free. Showroom. She drove out into...
  15. Car Buying Experience at Kia of Cerritos

    West
    This review is a WARNING to those buying a car at Kia of Cerritos. While the overall price I was quoted for my car was very good, they TACKED ON $560 in "dealer add ons" such as "Phantom Footprints" which is a decal stuck on doors, hood and trunk to help identify the parts of your vehicle if it...
  16. Extended Warranty Experience? I want to hear about it ...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Ok, so here is my background. I just purchased a Kia Certified 2011 Soul Exclaim with the body trim kit, spoiler and all the bells and whistles. It has 25k miles on it and it is in immaculate condition. I guess it was a lease car and the guy took really good care of it. So, I went through all...
  17. The 20/20 Experience

    Owners Photo Gallery
    More Photoshop messing about.
  18. Should I buy a Kia Soul? Would appreciate owner opinions!!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi all, I'm currently looking into the new 2013 2.0L 4u Kia Soul. If any of you have any experiences, good or bad that you could share with me I'd really appreciate the info Please list any common problems or great experiences, particularly regarding: - transmission - Breaks - handling - wind...
  19. New Owners!!! Anyone willing to share there personal experience?? :)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I am looking for some personal experiences from new owners that have gone though the custom order process(ordering preference to be built at the factory) . We are looking to purchase by the end of this year, fingers crossed, or whenever our "specified car arrives". Looking for a 2012 Dune...
  20. FIRST Service experience!!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Took my baby to Archer Kia, the same dealership we got it from, for my 7500mi service. It's on the border of Stafford and Houston. RIGHT before you reach the sh tollway. The lady who came out to get me all checked in was kind enough to let me know that in TEXAS it's every 5000mi, not 7500mi, as...
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