I bought my Kia Soul ! in March 2013 and absolutely love it.
I think it fits my personality and lifestyle perfectly. I have a yellow lab and can easily throw her in the back.
I love the heated seats, the leather, how roomy it is inside, it is pretty spacious too, as I just moved and was surprised that I able to fit most of my boxes in the back in only a few trips.
unfortunately, it really has no torque and I really have to step on the pedal to accelerate.
I wish the back bumper had a protector on it because within the first couple of months, I already have several paint chips and dings.
I know my Kia isn't a BMW or German made, but the quality isn't up to par compared to other vehicles within the same price range, such as Mazda.