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Old 03-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I got a Soul...

I have a TDI. I has been a great car for the last 2 years and a few months now. But some day, it's rear end shifted up and 2 inches to the left after doing a 225 and playing chicken with an highway divider.



So, while I am officially trying to sell it (and secretly trying to convince my wife to keep it so I can have fun with a sawzall, foam and fiberglass), I bought a Kia Soul as a new car for my wife.

It's not terribly efficient, it's also based on a 10 years old engine design, but it was priced right, and it's a nice little utilitarian box perfect for our soon to be family of four.

It has the same 2 liters engine as in our Elantra, but the manual transmission is geared a little shorter. It's really a lot of car for the money. With a little effort I might just be able to pull 40 mpg. I expect my wife to get 30 mpg out of in on average.

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What was your reasoning for getting the Soul with the 2 liter engine, instead of the 1.6?
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It was available, I bet.

So how much for the TDI, buddy?
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Man, thats only a scratch, this is rear ended, and front ended as well .

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What was your reasoning for getting the Soul with the 2 liter engine, instead of the 1.6?
My wife needs a cruise control, she wont go without one.
The OEM roof rails for our cargo box were a nice addition.
We will be towing a trailer tent.

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So how much for the TDI, buddy?
One grand.

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