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Old 09-22-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I love mine! It's fun to drive, great for jetting around town, easy to park, easy to get in and out of, easy to see out of and I can get 15+ large bags of potting soil in the back in the spring!

I don't care what you call it
Ignore the haters.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Subcompact SUV. I think they look good. They have soul unlike most cars on the road.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Whatever buyers want it to be.


What difference does a label make? People are very comfortable using "SUV" to describe a plethora of vehicles that offer neither "sport" nor "utility", so why are we picking on the Soul?
I call it a Tall Wagon. Ditto other tall wagons whether they're suburbans or RAV-4 or whatever. That is the function they serve since the station wagon went away when Dodge quit marketing the Magnum.
Dodge always has the coolest model names, BTW. Well, except for Soul. Soul can't be beat.

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Small station wagon.
Small tall wagon.

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Oh I just wanted to know what you guys label it at best, yeah I too don't give a damn what the general public labels it.

Is just nice thinking how much of a unique bodystyle the vehicle has.
I believe it's officially a CUV. But what difference does it make?

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I love mine! It's fun to drive, great for jetting around town, easy to park, easy to get in and out of, easy to see out of and I can get 15+ large bags of potting soil in the back in the spring!

I don't care what you call it
That pretty well nails it, Charlotteborn. Well said.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:34 PM
 
Location: America's Expensive Toilet
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I love mine! It's fun to drive, great for jetting around town, easy to park, easy to get in and out of, easy to see out of and I can get 15+ large bags of potting soil in the back in the spring!

I don't care what you call it
We used to always get them whenever we rented a car on vacation (not by choice). I've been pretty happy with them and agree with everything you said. Plus, I've noticed a lot of people where I live have been driving them.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:12 AM
 
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It is not an SUV for sure. When I was defining my search on autotrader to only CUV's, Kia Soul would show up along the others. I would not place it in the same class as the RAV4/CRV/Tucson but I actually like the car.


There are a lot of Kia Souls here in Southern CA, quite a few pizza delivery cars too which means they should be reliable.



I have my eye on a used one on my soon to be new driver (2nd one in the family). It is not too big but sitting position is high. Our first driver took a liking to the sitting position of the other CUV we have and feels safer driving one. The pricing on the Soul is better than anything else in the "class".
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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If I ever decide to replace my current driver, a 22 year old SUV with a stick shift, it would be for a Soul. Liked the high seating, good visibility and the manual gearbox (hard to find nowadays). Their manual was much better than the Honda HRV, more precise. In addition, the basic models now come with more of the newer safety options than before.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If I'm not mistaken when I bought my first one in 2012 the dealership told me the Soul was on a truck body. Since I don't think Kia even has a truck in its line-up I'm not sure what they meant by that. I do have to say I liked the Soul much better than the Forte (except for looks), especially since I'm short. I'm curious as to what the 2019 ones are going to look like. My lease is up in August of 2019 so I will be looking at a 2020 model most likely. May reconsider another Soul in Caribbean Blue.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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"Kia Soul- What do you classify it as?"

Weird.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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I just see an F instead of an S in the name...
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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The key tag labelled it as an "suv", but wikipedia calls it a crossover. I wouldn't label it either as an MPV(Honda Element, Scion XB, Nissan Cube), too curvy.


The first generation could definitely pass for a hatchback, but where would the 2nd generation go more for?


That being said, I would rather label it more as an "mini MPV" than an SUV.


My one son just bought a new Soul. He also has a Vette, a Mustang, a T Bucket, a Capri drag car, etc, but he loves this Soul. He got the stick shift one and it is comfortable, runs right down the road, and gets great mileage.

I had to drive it home for him one night, and I have to admit, it is a nice little car, and really roomy.
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