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Pros: Standard items that are options for other makes.
Cons: A little bit of a hard ride.This appears to be the perfect low end vehicle for young drivers or older drivers who like youthful style yet low cost. It comes equipped with sat radio and bluetooth in all versions. Plenty of inside head room and rear seats that fold down for large items. With Kia lease and financing available you can't beat the price and add in the 5 year warranty and you can't go wrong. Who doesn't love the hamster commercials?
Pros: Bluetooth,radio buttons on steering wheel
Cons: The Sunroof isn't large enough.I Sold My 2003 Nissan Altima. And my husband said I could have any car I wanted under $22K. Thats alot of cars to choose from. So I drove all of them. The Last car he had me drive was the Kia Soul !... This car had more options in it than every other car. And more Air Bags No Extra cost. I drive the Soul 500 miles a week for work. I LOVE IT!! I'm at 4000 miles at 6 weeks I average 32 mpg. We drove to maine and back at 40 mpg. We had 2 women in the front (5'2',150) ad 2 men in the back seat (6'2' 220-250) and our gear for 500 miles. No one complained, we were all comfortable. Even my husband who has a back/neck problem didn't complain. I have no Problems parking! RUNS AWESOME!!! Would Recomend 1000% and more!!!!!
Better than for Hamsters
Pros: The Sound!!!
Cons: There is a definite blind spot in the right rear; merging to the right is tough.The Kia Soul is amazingly spacious. All my driving is city driving and I get a consistent 27 mpg with a 5 speed and 2000 cc powerful 4. The AC is cold; the electronic goodies are plentiful. But the best thing about the Soul is the incredible sound system. Kia's come a long way!
Pros: Interior comfort.
Cons: MPG Average 25
Advice: Purchase the 2.7V6 EX edition.With nearly 15k miles on my 08 Rondo V6 EX, I couldn't be happier with my decision to purchase this vehicle. It has a quiet, roomy interior, gauges and controls are layed out well and visibility is excellent. I drive nearly 100 miles a day and the Rondo's performance and handling are better than I expected. Passing power is smooth and the responsive steering makes highway and driving on backroads pleasant. Loaded with safety features, I feel safe and secure in the Rondo. I'm 6'3' and traveling for long periods of time are not a problem in the Rondo. The steering wheel controls, door panels and dash board light up nicely at night. Stereo system, Aux. input work well with my IPOD touch. And again, the cabin is quiet and the engine hums at 80mph, with low 2500 RPMs. In idle, the engine is almost silent. Fit and finish are excellent. A great value for the dollar. With all the glass - I tinted my windows. I recommend this. Again. The 2.7 liter V6 EX Rondo is well worth a test ride! Note: I use to sell Kia as an Internet Manager and keep in mind that Kia's aren't 'cheap'. Their price is based on US Currency verse Korea's. You buy more with the US Dollar for Korean products. Kia is a fine name and product!
Pros: Sound System
Advice: great compact grocery getterThis is a great compact grocery getter. I get about 31 mpg on the road. The ride is not as great as other vehicles that I have but we got it for mileage & it does that great. The sound system is great. I would reccomend this car as a great tool for running around.
Pros: Power brakes???...what other features???
Cons: Blinding snow storm cruise control. (throttle linkage frozen)
Advice: Since you will be buying it used. Check it over well to ensure that previous owner did not trash it.Bought this car used with 7,000 miles it now has 65,000. The car is as basic as you can get, which is all I wanted. Car has the 5 speed manual, no A/C or power steering. My gas mileage has been around 34 to almost 38 MPG. On the interstate the cars runs 80 + MPH easy. Have taken it up to 100 in a quick spirt, but dont recommend doing this for after 80 it starts getting a little loose. Very impressed with this cars reliability and ecomomy. If you folks remember the Ford Festiva and Aspire. Those were both KIAs built for Ford. I have only used Mobil 1 in my car and I plan to keep it around till it has well over 100,000 miles on it. I may keep it for one of my kids to drive. My car has had NO mechanical issues what so ever. Very nice to have a reliable car now days with the hi cost of labor. I would recommend this car for anyone looking for decent reliable transportation. As good as this car is, it is not of course perfect. The original tires had weak sidewalls and I lost one to a sidewall puncture. Wish 5th gear was a little higher for I find myself from time to time searching for the next gear or checking to make sure I was in fifth. Once after driving 150 miles in a snow storm with white out conditions. The car failed to slow down. Used the clutch and higher gear to keep the engine from over revving as I pulled it off to the side of the road. The snow was so fine that day it got into the engine compartment and built up aroung the throttle linkage keeping the throttle from returning to the idle position. Worked this loose with my hand and returned to driving with no more problems. In the cars defense I would consider that I was driving my it in extremely poor conditions. Most people would never even be out on the roads in that kind of weather or be on the interstate barely seeing the tractor trailer ahead of you for all the snow that was being kicked up. A simple plastic shield around the throttle body would easilly correct this issue. Overall this is just plain and simple a great car for the money.
Pros: CD player
Cons: everything else
Advice: Don't buyI bought this car mostly for the gas millage which has been a disappointment. The best so far has been 30 miles per gallon but that was using premium. Use mid grade or below and forget it. We have owned this vehicle for 4 months the windows whistle in the wind, we have stalled 3 times, and forget trunk space.