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  1. 2020 Post Purchase Impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    After a day spent with our new 2020 LX, here are some initial impressions. 1-Love the mars orange color. 2-Really needs a molding to protect paint and break up HUGE door area. 3-Kia nailed the C.V.T./I.V.T. (If you didn't know, you wouldn't know) 4-Ride quality & handling seem greatly improved...
  2. Anyone try a manual 2020 yet and have impressions?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Anyone try a manual 2020 yet and have impressions? (I now have some! Also a warning) EDIT: Warning/FYI for anyone who is planning to drive a manual model. First gear is NOT just a matter of going left and up. Its hidden and you have to lift the reverse lock out to get it. I was in third...
  3. 2014 Soul Plus First Impressions - Controversial

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Ok, finally got to the Kia dealership that is six miles away. I drove a Plus with no extras because it was all they had. They did have one Exclaim but I did not drive it because I would not buy another Exclaim. Here are my impressions: - In/Out: The door is lower in relation to the seat on...
  4. 2014 Soul Exclaim - Test Drive Impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi All, First post on the forum. I wanted to relate my experience from my test drive of the 2014 Soul with Exclaim trim and Whole Shebang pkg. I have not driven a Kia before including the Soul but have been looking at various models for a bit. Wife & I decided we wanted a 3rd car for run about...
  5. 2014 - First In-Person Cosmetic Impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Ok, so I was at a dealership today and while taking care of unrelated business had a BRIEF chance to look over some 2104 Souls in various colors and trims. Both close up and at a distance. Here's my opinion... In person the exterior is every bit the lifeless bathtub I have been joking about...
  6. 2014 Soul Base Auto : First Impressions after about 150 miles

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just purchased a 2014 Black Kia Soul with all black interior. Base configuration with automatic. First impression is that it's hard to believe how nice of car this is for as little as I paid for it. As for anyone debating spending the extra $$$ for a Plus, and thinking they are compromising...
  7. 2014 Soul 2.0 A/T Driving Impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    The third trip to the local Henderson KIA dealer was a charm today. I saw the Kale Green color in person (and loved it), though on a base 1.6 stick model AND I saw and finally got to drive a 2014 Plus model with the 2.0 engine and automatic transmission in Titanium Gray. Here are my...
  8. First 24 Hour Impressions of my new 2013 Kia Soul +

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Of course owning a car for only 24 hours is not a long time at all. But first impressions are important in most things in life. So I figured I'd write up a small review of my first impressions after owning my new car for 24 hours. First, let me say my previous 3 cars were a 93 Honda Civic, 97...
  9. 2013 Soul 4u - First Impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Picked up my Molten 2013 Soul 4u yesterday afternoon, replacing my Denim 2010 Soul 2u. After the seemingly endless stream of signatures and initials, transfer of stuff from one car to the other, familiarizing myself with the console controls etc, I finally got it off the lot for a proper...
  10. Soul impressions the first couple of days - 2013 Soul Basic

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I am amazed of all the items that are included in the base Soul. So far, most everything I have explored, I like. Some of the items are very simple, like the ability to adjust the seat height or extend the sun visors to shield from the port side. When I understood how the AT shifter works and...
  11. SSD Strut Bar Fitted - Impressions

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Moved the battery earth strap and drilled the required extra mounting holes in the strut tower tops at home the other day. Yesterday, I went over to Soul Sailor's place and while the Soul God was fitting front and rear skirts to SS's car, I fitted the strut bar into our car. As usual other Soul...
  12. Picked up my 2012 Soul + yesterday : First impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    One word: Wow! Great handling, great acceleration, love the features. Having said that, if the car's reliability in the long term isn't at least good, all those things are meaningless. I think the Owner's Manual was missing. There was something like an accessories guide. Is there another...
  13. Driving Impressions - 2011 + M/T

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Well, my Soul turned 1500 miles on the way to work this morning, and I have been reflecting over the past few days about my impression of it so far as a “driver’s car”. I am not a professional driver, or a certified technician or anything like that, just a guy who LOVES cars and has for as long...
  14. tailgate impressions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello, I don"t have any pics yet, but is anyone seeing slight impressions coming through thier tailgate? I have square looking marks coming through mine. Its as though the reanforcements that are in back of the tailgate are making an impression through my tailgate.
  15. Impressions so far...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I've had the car for a few days now, and I'm really very pleased with it. It's comfortable enough for my 90 minute commute and the stereo is great for a car in this price range. Half of my commute is bumper to bumper, and the other half is fast cruising with most drivers going around 75...
  16. Impressions on B&G Lowering Springs

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Since I had to bring the Soul into the shop to correct the wheel alignment, I figured it was about time I installed the B&G springs as well. My immediate impressions are that aside from filling in the wheel well to provide better aesthetics, handling is greatly improved and launching and shifts...
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