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New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 28, 2018 07:20PM
I had been thinking of getting a new car to replace my 2006 Scion xB. I had decided to look at a Kia Soul, as it was the closest thing to the xB form factor, which I really like. Well, we went just to look at them today, and they made us what I think was a good deal and my husband convinced me to go for it. Hubby said it was end of the month, end of the quarter, and it was a rainy day with no customers in sight, so he thought this was the reason they wanted the deal so badly. I decided to trade in the Scion, even though I could maybe have gotten a little more if I sold it myself, but it was worth it not to have to deal with it.

This is the Soul! with the 1.6 turbo. It has the nav system with 8” display, Harmon-Kardon sound system, 18” alloy wheels, 7 speed dual clutch transmission, power heated seats, and even a heated steering wheel, just what I need in the hot humid Atlanta summer.

I think it has slightly less cargo space than the Scion, but it rides better, has more pick up, and is quieter, plus it has all the latest tech that the Scion didn’t, because it was 12 years old.

Here is a pic. Got rained on the whole way home, wipers work well, lol.







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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 28, 2018 07:26PM
Congratulations!
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Pam
Date: June 28, 2018 07:31PM
Congrats! Looks like a nice car.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 28, 2018 07:44PM
Grats! Exciting stuff -- enjoy the new ride!



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 28, 2018 08:03PM
HA! told you deserved a new car ;)

After you mentioned having an xB in the previous post, was going to ask if you looked at a soul, but never got around to it.

2019? My neighbor has a 2018 (looks almost idetical to yours but white) with the panoramic roof... did you get that? Think he said it was a cheap option, like $750.

10/100000 mile warranty is nothing to shake a stick at. Our silly mazdas with the 3/36 were gone in 2 years, and they now have things that should be covered under warranty that I will have to pay for... even tho they have less than 100000 miles.



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 28, 2018 08:23PM
Nice! I drove one before I got my Mazda3. Lots of room, but lots of wind buffet at highway speeds (physics).

JDC, what kind of issues did you have with your Mazdas? I had an 2005 MPV with the Ford V-6, that was the problem in mine. The Engine block cracked at just under 200,000 miles, so I let it go.



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 28, 2018 08:25PM
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jdc
HA! told you deserved a new car ;)

After you mentioned having an xB in the previous post, was going to ask if you looked at a soul, but never got around to it.

2019? My neighbor has a 2018 (looks almost idetical to yours but white) with the panoramic roof... did you get that? Think he said it was a cheap option, like $750.

10/100000 mile warranty is nothing to shake a stick at. Our silly mazdas with the 3/36 were gone in 2 years, and they now have things that should be covered under warranty that I will have to pay for... even tho they have less than 100000 miles.

Lol, yeah and just after I got the BT adapter set up in my Scion. It worked pretty well, too. Oh well, maybe I can sell it on the For Sale section.
It is a 2018. It didn’t look like much was changing for 2019, from what I could research. They might be adding AWD, but I don’t really need that. I didn’t want the panoramic roof, and this one didn’t have it anyway.





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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 28, 2018 08:42PM
Kia has really upped its' game. ConsumerReports generally give Kias good ratings.


Congratulations!
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: June 28, 2018 08:56PM
Sweet, I’ve been reading good things about Souls with that powertrain!



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 28, 2018 09:04PM
I like the Soul. Really popular. Kia is the new Toyota for reliability.



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 28, 2018 09:09PM
Car and Driver rated it the top compact SUV, or whatever category it is in.
They seemed to think it was a good hang for the buck. Hope they are right.

The main fault with the xB was how badly it accelerated. It was fine once you got it up to speed, but man was it slow on the uptake. I am hoping the turbo in this one helps with that flaw.





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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 28, 2018 09:10PM
Nice ride ! Their reliability has improved over the years...
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: June 28, 2018 09:16PM
Now if we can just get Hyundai to bring in the i30 N hot hatchback, I’ll happily plump for a Korean jalopy.



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and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 28, 2018 09:41PM
you're going to be surprised come winter how much you will love heated seats and steering wheel. my volt has heated seats. wish it had a heated steering wheel like my brother's nissan leaf.



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 28, 2018 09:59PM
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graylocks
you're going to be surprised come winter how much you will love heated seats and steering wheel. my volt has heated seats. wish it had a heated steering wheel like my brother's nissan leaf.

Good to know.
My daughter had a car with butt warmers and really liked it, so maybe I will too. Hard to think of wanting any more heat right now though. Lol





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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 28, 2018 11:05PM
My buddy's wife has a very early Soul, and it has held up well.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: max
Date: June 28, 2018 11:45PM
My early wife got a lot of soul, Come to think, she has also held up quite well....
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: billb
Date: June 28, 2018 11:46PM
Now get to work on a hamster Halloween costume.



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 29, 2018 12:16AM
Congrats, and don't forget to save a beaker of new car smell for future memories.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 29, 2018 12:43AM
Alright! Got a Hamster Mobile! Love those cars.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 29, 2018 05:58AM
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vision63
Alright! Got a Hamster Mobile! Love those cars.

Replaced a toaster with a hamster wheel, progress??? grinning smiley

I need to find one of those hamsters in a stuffed animal and carry it with me in the car.





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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 29, 2018 06:07AM
....does this mean new car.....karaoke.....??



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: June 29, 2018 06:29AM
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rgG
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graylocks
you're going to be surprised come winter how much you will love heated seats and steering wheel. my volt has heated seats. wish it had a heated steering wheel like my brother's nissan leaf.

Good to know.
My daughter had a car with butt warmers and really liked it, so maybe I will too. Hard to think of wanting any more heat right now though. Lol

For anyone that has a bad back, the seat heaters on low are great for long drives even in the warmer weather.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 29, 2018 07:46AM
nice ride rgG emoticon-animal-022

I discovered last year, the Hyundai & Kia 10/100K warranties are not fully transferable. Subsequent owners only get 5 years or 60,000 miles (from original date of first sale) of power-train coverage. [www.autotrader.com]

Stopped me from buying '17 Kia with only 7600 miles. That and the sales mgr. was a liar and total @$$hat!



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 29, 2018 11:41AM
Congrats! Take a big whiff of that intoxicating new car smell. gears smiley



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 29, 2018 12:31PM
Enjoy your new ride!

How far does it go on battery only?



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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 29, 2018 02:17PM
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Speedy
Enjoy your new ride!

How far does it go on battery only?

It isn’t a hybrid. Just a turbo 1.6L ICE They do have an EV model, but it only has like a 110 mile range which isn’t enough for me.





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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 29, 2018 02:37PM
My daughter almost got one, but ended up getting a Honda Fit.

Nothing against the Fit, but I think the Soul looked like a great car.
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Michael
Date: June 29, 2018 03:24PM
Nice car--congratulations!
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Re: New car!!!
Posted by: Harooneneutics
Date: June 29, 2018 09:19PM
I love my 2011 Soul. It's been rock solid through 120K miles.
I wish it had a backup camera, though. The sightlines are rough.
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