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My wife bought a 2010 Soul in October 2009. At the time, I thought it was the ugliest car I'd ever seen, and it was a Kia, so I was expecting it to fall apart before the warranty ran out. 11 years later, my opinion of it is quite different! Yesterday it hit 300,000 miles and is still going strong!
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Congrats on your 300k mile mark. I have a 2018 and have hit 85k. I'll be at 300k before mine is paid off :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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That's great news Zen! Congratulations.

Can you share any of the maintenance issues or tips with us?

Thanks.
 
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Impressed. Very Zen.
 
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Cool. Makes me miss my 2010 + alien. If yours is the 2.0L, how many timing belt changes?

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Amazing. I've never had a car make it over 150k before it moved on.. And I'm not sure a single one of them would have made it 300k. That's surely impressive.
 

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Have that same year Soul, 2010, bought Dec. 2009, 2L with only 65K on it; original owner; use Mobil 1 5W20, change every 4K miles, have replaced engine coolant and trans fluid with KIA brands at 55K; my only issue are dead batteries in the TPS sending units in each tire - no worries; minor rattle somewhere in the rear - some say that is a loose linkage gizmo in the rear suspension - Happy Camper.

Out of curiosity, looked up info on the newer generation GDI engines and found this using Google:
GDI, or gas direct injection engines, are great engines, but they need a bit more periodic maintenance. If you drive one of these vehicles, this is important. Because of their design these engines need treatment with CRC GDI IVD Intake Valve Cleaner every 10,000 miles.
 

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That must be from a CRC advert?

Valvoline and others have also developed "Modern Engine" oils specifically designed for GDI engine environments.

If you are interested in GDI engines & the history of carbon buildup, more associated with early German brand adoption, the SEARCH ENGINE will lead you to other conversations on the forum.
 
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Congrats! I had a '91 Acura Integra with 305,000 and still had original clutch, trans, and engine. I saw a guy with a Soul at a gas station and it was being used as a taxi. Showed me the odometer. Had 425,000 on it. At least the indicates hope for the rest of us.
 

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Had a 74 Pinto with 750k before the carb cracked.
An 84 Escort 250k original clutch lost the syncros in 2016

I look forward to that king of longetivity out of my 2018 Soul 2.0L
The Pinto probably had a faulty odometer since everything else on the car was crap :ROFLMAO: .

I have owned a lot of vintage American steel and lots were fun but all were crap in longevity compared to anything Japanese I owned, and now Korean as well. Years ago I had a 1984 GMC truck that by the time I hit 100k miles I had already had the engine, transmission, and rear differential rebuilt or replaced. I finally drew the line at 150k miles when it developed a vapor lock type of problem where it would lose all power going down the highway, but not stall, and if I sat on the side of the road with it for 15 minutes it would fix itself for about 15 minutes until it happened again. Replacement carb had no effect on the problem.
 

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Congrats! I had a '91 Acura Integra with 305,000 and still had original clutch, trans, and engine. I saw a guy with a Soul at a gas station and it was being used as a taxi. Showed me the odometer. Had 425,000 on it. At least the indicates hope for the rest of us.
What Gen was the taxi, Rock?
 

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This is impressive. I bought a used 2013 with the 2.0 a couple of years ago. I’m at 149k miles now and she still seems to be doing fine. I drive about 32k a year. I hope at get at least 250k out of her but didn’t know if that was realistic or not
 

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The Pinto probably had a faulty odometer since everything else on the car was crap :ROFLMAO: .

I have owned a lot of vintage American steel and lots were fun but all were crap in longevity compared to anything Japanese I owned, and now Korean as well. Years ago I had a 1984 GMC truck that by the time I hit 100k miles I had already had the engine, transmission, and rear differential rebuilt or replaced. I finally drew the line at 150k miles when it developed a vapor lock type of problem where it would lose all power going down the highway, but not stall, and if I sat on the side of the road with it for 15 minutes it would fix itself for about 15 minutes until it happened again. Replacement carb had no effect on the problem.
LOL,

That old pinto was the wagon variety, didn't have the 'splodin issue. That was actually a damned good car. We kept meticulous records of maintenance and such. And the scrap part.. That's a shame, the car fell apart around the engine, even with the cracked carb, pump the gas twice and flick the key and it turned over every time. Topped out at 92mph from running out of 4th gear, but would hold it all day. And yes, the doors were heavy as hell, and the hinges sagged. But I'd still take one over many domestic cats any day.
 
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