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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Our driveway has a light slope to it. I’ll pull up to the garage, put it in Park, hand brake most of time too. I have to get out to manually lift garage door. When I get back in, I put foot on brake, release parking brake, put in drive, release brake. No gas or light gas pedal, when the hill...
  2. New Member Introductions
    We are a two-Kia Soul couple. Mine is a black 2016 and hers is a yellow 2014. I am 6'4" and she is 5'0" and we both love our Souls.
  3. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey there, I was reading your thread on your changeout of the MT fluid to Redline. I'm at 80k miles, and my shifter is feeling sticky these days so I'm thinking I'm pretty close to a fluid change. How's that Red line treating you since you changed out last year?
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have a 2015 base 1.6L with the manual transmission. When the hill start assist is activated I cannot move forward until the 2 seconds have passed and the brake releases (if I try, it stalls the engine due to the brake being activated). Is this how the hill start assist normally works or is it...
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My driveway is steep enough to engage the hill assist and I just wanted to test if the engine was able to hold the car without the e-brake. It started creaking a bit and gradually rolling a little at a time downhill. I've read online that 1st gear should generally be strong enough to hold a car...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I was on my steep drive-way and not really knowing exactly how hill assist functions in all situations, I tried waiting for it to disengage on its own so I'd start to roll backwards. It wouldn't disengage after a few seconds. Tried putting the car in neutral and I still wasn't moving, and then I...
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    Just tinted the fog lights orange.
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I searched the forum first and found one old thread on it. http://www.kiasoulforums.com/2-soul-general-discussion/14754-i-dislike-hill-holder-feature-can-turned-off.html Unless something has changed I guess the answer is still "no." I had this kick in on me today leaving a parking lot. First...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    We love our 2014 Soul but starting on hills is a little weird. You let out the clutch and there is a hesitation before it will start. My wife thinks this is a feature--so that you won't roll backward on the hill. If so, though, I can't find any mention of it in the manual. I've been driving...
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 base manual. It has the "hill holder" feature built in. Usually if I'm stopped, I throw it into neutral so I don't have to sit there holding the clutch pedal in, which saves some wear on the clutch system and the thrust bearing. Occasionally, however, I'll forget, or it's only a...
  11. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Im unsure if this is a problem or not but the assist on my base soul doesn't really work i have felt it kick in one time in a parking garage of a target yet my boyfriend just bought a sti and his kicks in on every little hill. I have driven and came to complete stops on pretty steep hills and...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Ahoy Shipmates! I traded my '09 Jeep Wrangler on Wednesday, for a '12 Soul +. I wanted a Silver Soul, with the UVO Infinity Audio Upgrade with Backup Camera. They found one at another Dealer close by, and at 8 PM that night, I signed the papers and drove it home. I wanted Fog Lights (Sore...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Mama got herself some birthday Soul. I picked up my KIA Soul Sport in Clear White on Monday morning! (6/1/09) This is going to be my running around car. I have 3 boys and managed to get them all in the backseat including car seat and booster seat. (For us not having a center console in the...
  14. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I very much want a Soul but I have to ask about power. I live in southern Oregon and well finding flat ground longer than 200 feet is a bit of a challenge. I snowboard at Mt Ashland during the winter and Mt Hood in the summer. To get to Mt Hood I have to go through the (Interstate 5) Sexton...
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