So, one second to push a button is too much of a hassle? You don't like the way it drives? Feels like a cheap economy car?
If I had a vehicle I was so unhappy with I'd get rid of it and buy something else.
Dang, I was actually typing something like that, but decided I'd be called "Harsh" (again). So I deleted it.
I'm getting OLD and very intolerant!
A bit of 2020 Soul history: When back in 2019 I bought my first Soul, I immediately realized that I did not want that danged Stop and Go feature turning off my engine at every stop. Arggg!
So I asked the Manager at my KIA Dealership if there was not some way to disable that thing and his response was a very terse "NO!". Well, that was just like waving a red flag in the face of a Bull.
So, I made it my job from then on to find out some way to disable that dang thing!!! How hard could it really be?
Experimenting,,,,, I tore the corner off of the back of a pocket note book and jammed it in beside the Disable button, while I held it in. That was in 2019, and I still use that same little piece of card stock today. It was free, easy and also easy to pull out when I take my car into my dealer for service. What they don't know, can't hurt me.
One other driver reported using a Toothpick. But it doesn't matter what you use, as long as it will hold that button IN.
On the matter of the AC switching from outside air to inside re-circulation. There are settings that YOU can use on your AC controls to make it do that. It's not accidental or Willy-Nilly! I'm surprised that the User Manual does not cover that.
I found out all about it, by just USING the AC in all its different modes, and observing how it acts. There is a reason why it acts the way it does.
Wind? OH He11 yes! You bought a car with the Aerodynamics of an outside toilet, so don't expect it to cut the wind like a Lamborghini. It won't, and most of us just accept that, and don't even mention it. Don't complain about that again, here...because you won't get any sympathy, and won't make friends.
If you break the engine in FAST, it will run fast! And if you don't, then IT won't.
When I got my second 2020 Soul, (used) after my first one was totaled in a rear end collision, she was a little bit Sleepy, because I'm sure the original owner, an elderly gentleman never really put the Pedal to The Metal.
So I had to break her in, for a second time. Or maybe it was actually the first time.
I also put in my K&N Air cleaner, a shot of Prolong Anti Friction oil Additive in the engine, and a bottle of Techron Fuel System cleaner in the gas tank.
Yes, I drove it like I stole it!!! Now she's wide awake and running like a Scalded Cat!
Zero to 60 is almost Immediately, and Zero to 80 takes only a few seconds longer.
She's going to put me in Jail, one of these days.
At my last oil change, they put a little sticker on my windshield, calling for me to come back in 6000 miles for my next oil change. I told my Service Writer "NO way in He11 am I ever going to run my car 6000 miles between oil changes!" "Never have and never will".
"I'll see you in 3750 miles" and my service guy said "OK". If they insisted that they would not change my oil at less than 6k miles, OK, I'd be doing it at 3K in my back yard. I still have my concrete ramps, which I used every 3k miles, for the six years that I had my Gen-1 Soul.
OK....I'm done! Sorry guys!