Review: KIA Soul'ster (2009)

Funky open-top concept based on the Soul.

Not for production.

Recently Added To This Review

12 January 2009

Fuel efficient front-drive fun car based on the Kia Soul production model, which made its world debut at the 2008 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris in October. Soul'ster is a two-door concept with roadster... Read more

KIA Soul'ster (2009): At A Glance

What does a KIA Soul'ster (2009) cost?

List Price from £14,740
Buy new from £13,540
Contract hire from £141.58 per month
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Should I go for a Soul instead of a Jazz?

You recently commented that a Honda Jazz as a better bet than a Citroen C3 Picasso. I was on my way to buying a Jazz when I read that the average age of a Jazz purchaser (let alone driver) is 62. You may think the reason is ridiculous, but that fact alone made me decide not to buy the Honda - and now I am seriously considering a Kia Soul instead. Apart from anything else I really like the looks and warranty. However, I am totally overwhelmed by the Kia Soul's range of engines and specs. I have £6000-6800 to spend. What engine and spec would you choose for this money.
The Soul is impractical compared to both the Jazz and the C3 Picasso. Does not have the space or the versatility. Does have a weird funky look. A pre-DPF 1.6 diesel probably makes the most sense.
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