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According to the Carfax it has been listed for sale going on a year. Personally for that reason alone I would pass. That seems kind of suspicious for a car to be on the market that long.
The dealer said it's been hard to move because it's a manual transmission. I thought that sounded reasonable. It's been service regularly.

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Too old! Many things in an 11 or 12 year old can have deteriorated, just because of age, making it unreliable. Even if I had bought that car brand new, I would have gotten rid of it long before now, just because of age.
If you want a used Soul, there are a lot more newer ones out there to choose from.
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Too old! Many things in an 11 or 12 year old can have deteriorated, just because of age, making it unreliable. Even if I had bought that car brand new, I would have gotten rid of it long before now, just because of age.
If you want a used Soul, there are a lot more newer ones out there to choose from.
Good Luck
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Priced a bit high for me but looks decent. In the picture with the open hood you can see massive amounts of corrosion on the hose clamps etc... You will have leaks springing up. Also look under the car, judging by the corrosion on all the bolts and hose clamps I would guess it lived near salty air and is not too pretty underneath. If you bought it a decent price and can do repairs yourself I would say it is a decent car if clean underneath.
 

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Priced a bit high for me but looks decent. In the picture with the open hood you can see massive amounts of corrosion on the hose clamps etc... You will have leaks springing up. Also look under the car, judging by the corrosion on all the bolts and hose clamps I would guess it lived near salty air and is not too pretty underneath. If you bought it a decent price and can do repairs yourself I would say it is a decent car if clean underneath.
What would be the price you would set?

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I went back and looked at the pictures. I bet if you saw it in person it would look a lot worse. You can't tell much from pictures. And like bwdz75 said looking at the original hose clamps, I seriously doubt all the maintenance was done. I always hated those spring clamps and when I replaced hoses I used worm type clamps. Hard pass.
 

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The dealer said it's been hard to move because it's a manual transmission. I thought that sounded reasonable. It's been service regularly.

Thanks for your feedback mbw31!
I sold my 24 year old Acura 5 Speed Stick shift and it took one day. That's BS about the stick shift. There are people look for them.

Is there rock solid proof oil changes were done? If so, can you tell us the mileage intervals?

Definitely get down and look under the car for rust issues. Also, have a trusted mechanic check it over, put it on the computer, and check for any problems.

CarFax is in the business of selling cars and pretends to be on "your side." It's really up to you to do the detective work.

Here's some other 2011 stick shift for comparison.
https://www.cars.com/shopping/resul...max=&mileage_max=&transmission_slugs[]=manual
 

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I went back and looked at the pictures. I bet if you saw it in person it would look a lot worse. You can't tell much from pictures. And like bwdz75 said looking at the original hose clamps, I seriously doubt all the maintenance was done. I always hated those spring clamps and when I replaced hoses I used worm type clamps. Hard pass.
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According to Edmunds True Market Value

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  • I answered "No" to all questions such as having been smoked in, any body panels need paint / repair, any major rust, any tires need replacement, etc, etc)
  • And used a San Fernando Valley zip code (91340)

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Dealer Retail Value ** The asking price is too high but this estimated dealer price from Edmunds is even crazier **

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What would be the price you would set?

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You don't want to know what I would offer for this car. I'll give you a hint, bought my 2016 Soul with every option available down to heated and cooled seats, panoramic roof etc. and 40k miles on it about 2 years ago and for well under what they are asking for this car. So basically since it was 2 yeas ago you would compare it to a fully loaded 2018 Plus model with 40k ish miles for under 6k. I don't pay much for cars and never retail. Even my Mazda I bought new for a few grand off sticker and 0.9% financing (and with inflation now that payment seems like 20% cheaper now)
 

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You don't want to know what I would offer for this car. I'll give you a hint, bought my 2016 Soul with every option available down to heated and cooled seats, panoramic roof etc. and 40k miles on it about 2 years ago and for well under what they are asking for this car. So basically since it was 2 yeas ago you would compare it to a fully loaded 2018 Plus model with 40k ish miles for under 6k. I don't pay much for cars and never retail. Even my Mazda I bought new for a few grand off sticker and 0.9% financing (and with inflation now that payment seems like 20% cheaper now)
I should have you pick out my used car.
 
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