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The Kia Soul: A Soul Ful Display}

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Submitted by: Pete J Ridgard

On first inspection, The Kia Soul is like no other car I have ever witnessed. Essentially the Soul is your common or garden 5-door hatchback, but following the personality route favoured by the Mini and the Fiat 500. Theres something rather striking about the Kias looks; it is part supermini, part chunky SUV and part practical MPV. So why have Kia manufactured a car with chameleonic personality disorder when trying to please everyone very rarely works? Let me put this conundrum into a comestible based idiom. If you were baking 1 pie for 4 people, but every one of those 4 wanted a different filling in the pie, you are likely to end up with a minced-beef, rhubarb, chicken and asparagus mess with a pastry hat on…and nobody wants to eat that. So will anybody want to drive the Kia Soul?

The tall roofline and high ground clearance give the Kia Soul the visual aesthetic of a 4X4, yet Kia are adamantly stating it is a 5 door hatchback (the front wheel-drive only option confirms this). Kia are looking to ape the Mini in terms of handling and performance, by including very punchy and responsive 1.4 and 1.6 Litre Petrol engines and a 1.6 Diesel engine. The Chief Designer of Kias European division has even said on record that the design team spent a lot of time looking at the Mini during the Souls gestation period.

He also stated that the Soul was going to be an economically and ecologically sound motor, which helps unravel the conundrum of this cars existence. Those clever clogs at Kia have deduced that economic constraints suggest that future car buyers are going to be looking at the cheaper end of the market, so why not take advantage of this and try and build a car for the everyman? For the school run there is enough room to house four kid, for the tree-huggers and long commuters the Kia Soul produces low Co2 emissions, for the youngster of the house the Soul has enough style and individuality to gain nods of approval and for the car enthusiast there is a choice of well-performing engines. A car for all seasons then, surely?

The interiors are in keeping with the showy nature of the Souls body. In fact the Diva model looks exactly how I imagine the inside of Paris Hiltons hand bag to look; its a rather garish mixture of black and white plastics all adorned with tacky golden trim. But this is the crux of the argument in favour of the Kia Soul.

The whole point of this car is to inject some much needed character and life into the supermini market, which (bar a few select brands) is in danger of turning so po-faced it will disappear irretrievably into a whirlwind of depression. The customisation options available with the Kia Soul exist primarily so the owner can put his/her individual stamp on their vehicle…regardless of how classless and tacky it may be. As an initiative, Kia should be saluted for this.

In summary, underneath the bonnet the Kia Soul is very ordinary. What it is attempting to do is to force some charisma into ecologically and economically concerned drivers. Just because you love the O-zone layer and dont have a lot of cash floating about, doesnt mean that you should drive a boring car…and I agree wholeheartedly.

About the Author: Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses the new Kia Soul.

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Buy Used Cars In Bangalore Easily

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Buy Used Cars in Bangalore easily

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Mike Nielsenn

Used cars market is pretty big in the country; you can name any state or city where used or second hand cars are being used. There are so many middle class families who aspire to use have their own cars but are not able to purchase new one, so for them second hand cars are the best available option. In Bangalore also people find it easy to purchase used car as these cars are fine in quality as well as solve the purpose also. The whole network of used car dealers is ever increasing.

Used car segment is also witnessing amazing growth but at the time of purchasing these cars one has to take care of many things. More people are purchasing car these days and one reason behind this is easily available loans from banks. But not everyone is aware about the fact and we need to make people aware about these easy steps. But one also has to go through few challenges and if not tackled well then can be problematic in future. You ll be having much restricted choices and even in those choices you need to be very attentive and cautious otherwise you might get a deal that will be heavy on your pocket. You should check documents as well as condition of car with much care.

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Huge chunk of used car market is unorganized and that s a big problem to deal with. Car agents do have very significant role to play in connecting the sellers as well as buyers and if agent is not reputed then you can be in trouble and might end up purchasing wrong car. Generally people face problem that agents swap the genuine parts with sub standard parts and cheaper parts that basically makes car sound fine for quite some time, but after some time you start facing severe problem with it and that becomes headache in long term.

For this reason it is very important to find out authorized dealer so that you don t have to go through all this. One more thing before purchasing second hand car you should check it completely, and if you have any doubt or problem then it is better not to purchase it, check everything break, engine also ask how old car is. Checking condition of car is very important and ignoring it will not be a good or intelligent decision. Always ask for original documents, ask if insurance of vehicle was done or not. Everything should be legal and documented as you don t afford to take any risk.

Most of the people are afraid to purchase second hand car due to various reason and because of large number of frauds happening in this region. So much of doubt arises at the time of making deal. If you stay in Bangalore then you can simply check it online and fetch information about authorized dealers. There are so many middle class families in Bangalore and they find purchasing

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best available option. If customer is attentive and careful about every point then he can actually fetch a great deal.

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