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Ok, I went from a 2006 Hyundai Azera Ltd (used) to a new 2012 Kia Soul ! in 2012. I didn't think I'd run into any problems with a brand new car, so I took out a 3 year lease. I'm 18 months into my lease and now I'm starting to have some odd problems, with the car either accelerating or deccelerating on it's own. I tend to stay away from ... Read More
We've never broken down a make/model by model years. This comes from long experience. For example, if someone is looking for information about tire and wheel issues with a certain model, we have no need for separate discussions for 2011, 2012, etc. when one general tire and wheel discussion will suffice. We wind up WAY too many discussions and it makes things much harder for users to wade through. It happens ... Read More
Now our dealer, Boniface Kia, Melbourne Fl. has turned against us by changing their story to say My wife and I were told before we signed the contract to purchase the car that this 2012 soul + manual did not have cruise control even though the window sticker showed that it did. This is not correct. Until we purchased the car by signing the contract, all the papers and issuing a ... Read More
Hi mazdarecks7. Kia Financial Services' December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 39-month lease of a base 2013 Soul 1.6L with an automatic transmission and 15,000 miles per year are .00176 and 53% for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. When negotiating your deal on this vehicle make sure to take advantage of the $500 cash incentive that is currently available on it. Car_man Host ... Read More
Hi there. I was looking to obtain the current buy money factor and residulas for the 2013 Kia Soul. Can you help? thanks!
If it happen again (3rd. time), before you take your car to the dealer, email or send certified/return receipt mail to KIA, not the dealer. Keep that receipt in case you need to have that later. By the law (lemon law) if the dealer could not fixed your car 3 times in 1 year with same problem, Kia have to buy your car back or they replace with new car for ... Read More
Hi Ray. Kia Financial Services' October buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 Soul Exclaim with 15,000 miles per year are .00151 and 59%, for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. When negotiating your deal on this vehicle, make sure to take advantage of the $500 cash incentive that is currently available on it. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing ... Read More
US changes for 2013 (as it received an extensive makeover for 2012 very little changes for 2013) - Revised KIA badge on hood, lift gate and steering wheel - Dark chrome accent ring around grille - Bluetooth with steering-wheel mounted audio controls standard on Base manual transmission model - Power folding outside mirrors standard for Exclaim - Clear White exterior color available for Exclaim ! - Dune exterior color available for ... Read More
its quite possible due to the very high demand in the US with supply having trouble meeting it. Sales for 2011 were up 52% over 2010 and for the first six months of this year the sales are up 15%. There is only one factory that supplies the rest of the world other than China. not much changes for 2013 as it had a major makeover for 2012. Here is the ... Read More
Pleas guys i need your help. I have a 2012 Kia Soul. Last month my air conditioning, windshield wipers and cooling fan stopped working. I took the car to kia but they could not duplicate the problem. They checked all the fuses and said everything was ok. a month later it happened again and none of those things work again. my local dealer will not give me a loaner and corporate ... Read More
Hi Phil. Kia Financial Services' June buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Soul Plus with 15,000 miles per year are .00081 and 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. Kia is providing a $500 cash incentive on leases of this car right now. Kia's lease program on the Soul isn't bad. I would't have any problem with getting ... Read More
Sure ks10596. Kia Financial Services' May buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Soul base with 12,000 miles per year are .00151 and 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2012 Elantra GLS with an automatic transmission are .00127 and 58%. There's a $500 cash incentive on leases of the ... Read More
Ahhh, I see that you're interested in the Soul +, Chad. Kia Financial Services' March buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Soul 2.0L + with an automatic transmission and 15,000 miles per year are .00118 and 56%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
You're very welcome Chad. Kia Financial Services' March buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Soul 1.6L with an automatic transmission and 15,000 miles per year are .00118 and 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. There is a $500 cash incentive on leases of this vehicle right now. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Yes, jordyncale, all banks that I am aware of offer leases with 15,000 miles per year. Kia Financial Services' 15,000 mile per year residual values are 1% lower than its 12,000 mile per year residuals. KFS' 39-month, 15,000 mile per year numbers for a 2012 Soul 2.0L are .00092 and 53%. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
stanbearpig, look up your car at www.truecar.com to get pricing in your area. Your credit has no impact on pricing, only the rate you'd pay to lease or finance. In my area of South Florida, invoice on a 2012 Soul+ Auto is aprox. $16,600 plus a $750 destination charge, according to Consumer Reports. Note that that $ figure is for a Plus, not a base. It was tricky to find inventory. ... Read More
went to look at a kia soul automatic at my local kia dealership in Coatesville, PA the salesman was quoting me 16,500 for the base model. I dont have the best credit and need a co signer. The car seems great but is this a good deal.
No dealer inventory on Exclaim. Little on + and Base. Bait & switch for more expensive models. We wound up purchasing a Mazda.
I'd be happy to dpav. Kia Financial Services' December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 39-month lease of a 2012 Soul + Automatic with 12,000 miles per year are .00164 and 58%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. Kia is currently providing a $500 cash incentive on leases of this vehicle. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Car_Man - could you please provide MF and residual for Kia's December lease programs for 36 mo 10K and 12K leases of a 2012 Soul + Automatic. Any lease incentives still active ?
Went to Napleton Kia in Elmhurst, IL to buy the 2012 Soul+ for 16.5 but seeing the Moss Green for the first time in daylight, I just could not pull the trigger and sign the deal. Stopped by other dealers but none had any Soul+ in stock. I guess I'll have to think about whether I can live with the color or put a deposit down and ask to locate another ... Read More
no, people in other parts of the country are purchasing them. See the Kia Motors US website for details.
Wow! I've never seen a car with a manual transmission and cruise control. I didn't know they existed. Is there a reason you chose a manual instead of a automatic? I would think the automatic would be much easier to operate with a bad leg. Just curious...
OK, Fair enough. We traded in a 2011 Kia soul base for the 2012 Soul + Manual to upgrade to more options such as blue tooth, cruise control, etc. We use this car for grandchildren transport and 50 t0 100 mi economy trips. My wife, in her fury over our mistreatment by Kia, has entered this battle for our rights. She is smarter than me. She is a Georgia redhead with ... Read More
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Post # 36 disclaimer: We are not accepting low ball offer from Kia which in now way will assist us in getting cruise control for our car. My wife is furious! A prominent national CLASS ACTION law firm that has an excellent track record for large recoveries has been in communication with us that believes we have an excellent case against Kia with a high probility of recovery for the way ... Read More
Now I have answers to the questions you ask. The SE Consumer Affairs Mgr has clarified some facts. This dealer has the ability to issue a permanent plate with registration immediately and this was done before I found out shortly before leaving that there was no cruise control. I believe that the salesman also did not know this. At this point, since the plate and registration information had already been transmitted ... Read More
I am happy to report that Paul Stapelton Mgr. of the SE Kia Consumer Affairs Ofc. and I have reached a settlement agreement which is a compromise to me. I now believe that he made an honest effort to work out a solution to my problem with the management of my dealership which was declined by them. I am disappointed in their misrepresentation of the truth. I still believe in the ... Read More
One more thing. If you like to sniff out every little thing. Ill give you a Sherlock Holmes job. I read Kia's website many times in the 30 days prior to my purchase and there was no disclaimer on the + manual at that time and the 17 Aug 2011 publication of KIAMEDIA page 3 clearly states that the 2012 Kia Soul + manual has cruise control. So what happened? Did ... Read More
Great news thanks C.
Our salesman was in the car just prior to leaving the dealership showing my wife how to use the bluetooth then went to show her the cruise when he exclaimed, "where is the cruise?" There is no cruise! I don't believe he knew it was missing until this time. He said he didn't. Yes it should be acceptable to the dealer for me to pay the difference between the + auto ... Read More
just released today (June 29th) Soul - base, + (plus), ! (exclaim) Exterior: Multi-reflector headlamps (base, +) Projection headlamps w/ LED daytime running lights (!) LED tail lamps (!) Revised 18" alloy wheels Tire width increased from 225/45R18 to 235/45R18 Revised 16" alloy wheels Revised 15" wheel covers Revised front fog lights (+ w/ power sunroof w/ fog lights, !) Rear camera display (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !) ... Read More
don't get me wrong, I hope you get things sorted out and wish you all the luck, but its just that I'm having a problem following your explanation. As you confirmed you did test drive it but you said the cruise was in a different position on the 2012 to a 2011, but according to the owners manual of the two years its in exactly the same place (it wouldn't be ... Read More
surprised this has not been added to the forum, as this info has now been available since the NY auto show back in late April when the new facelifted model was announced. So if you are still not aware of it here's the details, the major changes are all new 6 speed transmissions and different engines. This will give you full current details and lots of photographs, full specs and prices ... Read More
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The disclaimer mentioning the + manual has only recently been added and was not there Sept 14, the day I purchased the car. Infact the next day I spoke to a woman by the name of Daniel in the Southern Consumer affairs Office and she was not aware that the + manual should not have cruise control or she would have told me. Im sorry but why are you so negatively ... Read More
The Kia site, www.kia.com, shows that Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control is Standard on ALL Soul models. Period. sorry but that is not accurate, if you click on the link from the spec list with regards the cruise control, there is a disclaimer which states: "not available on Base and Plus M/T."
Thank you for your response and the information.
Keep up the pressure on Kia. They clearly baited you. From their Media Center site, a press release dated August 17, 2011: "Soul+ with manual transmission offers additional standard features, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, hands-free Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, dual front 12-volt power outlets with single power outlet in the cargo area, and tweeter speakers, all enhancing creature comforts on the road. Standard ... Read More
South Eastern dealers I have asked have told me that Kia or the Kia Southern Regonal Office or the manager, Paul Stapelton did not inform them that the 2012 Soul+ did not have cruise control, as stated on the window sticker, as Paul Stapelton told me was done Sept. 6. There are still 2012 Kia Soul + manual cars listed on Autotrader of Dealer inventories that show these cars to have ... Read More
My Kia dealership sales Mgr has been turned down in his request to Kia for assistance in my case. I had offered to Kia and the dealership to pay the difference in cost between the manual + soul and the auto soul + with Kia giving assistance in the tradeout. I have a permanent injury to my right leg in which cruise control helps me not to have cramps on a ... Read More
The cruise control on the 2012 soul models is in a different place on the steering wheel, the bottom, than on the 2011. I did test drive the car but have never tested the cruise control on a test drive before. Because it is so new the dealer thought it had cruise because the sticker said it did. Only after this incident did many dealers find out that the + manual ... Read More
sorry for your problem, but how did you not know it had cruise before you purchased it? Did you not test drive the vehicle? Did you purchase it and pay for it in full before even looking at the vehicle? Seems a strange way to purchase such a large ticket item. When I purchased my Kia I spent a good 30-45 minutes checked out the whole vehicle (just like a PDI) ... Read More
My wife and I took delivery of our new Kia Soul+ Manual Sept. 14. After the car was bought and paid for we discovered that there was no cruise control even though the window sticker showed it as having it. We have a good dealer and salesman and since this was one of the first 2012 Soul recieved they were as surprised as we were. We contacted Kia customer service that ... Read More
some limited info on the US Kia Motors site http://www.kia.com/#/upcoming/?fvVehicleID=soul&fvPageID=intro
Lets hope Kia releases the 2012 Soul soon. We've been spending small fortune to keep our Honda Odyssey on the road. Let's hope that the 2012 Soul is available before the flaky brakes on the Odyssey kill us!
according to Kia Canada the 2012 Soul should be arriving in showrooms late October.
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Kia Soul in NJ is: