Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest
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My wife did the same when the K9 was in the shop, although she wanted to test drive the Soul because I have the Soul EV+ that I use to go to work and wanted to see how it drives before learning the EV driving. Once your daughter and you have driven the Soul and before you decide I highly recommend to take the Soul EV for a test drive,it drives very different that the gas cuisine. Due to the additional weight of the battery between the wheels it is much more sure footed and curves much better. Even being electric I found it has much more torque and there is no engine vibration or gear shifting. The Soul EV plus also has heated and cooled seat, front and rear parking assist sensors.
It is not the K9 although its nice to only stop in a gas station for air.
For someone starting with a car as well there is almost no maintenance other than rotating the tires and filling the washer fluid. I hardly clean the break dust off the rims since you use the breaks so little because of the regenerative braking that helps to extend your range.
The sale staff at the dealership commented on the fact that we have the most fuel efficient and the least fuel efficient KIA models in our driveway. I see it as our way to balance the force.
If you have any questions let me know, I love both our cars they are the best of both worlds.
Current KIA's: '15 K9, '16 Soul EV