I know everyone thinks I'm crazy, but this little car has become one of my favorite cars I've had, I liked it so much I ended up buying two. the 2010 shown above and a 2013 alien green, both were plus models with the 2.0 and automatics. Not only are they to fun drive, with all four tires at the furthermost corners, it drives like a go-cart, but it is balanced well enough to tackle most of the dirt roads in the desert (especially the 2010 with its cast iron block). I've been through soft deep sand, snow, mud, ice, and even a flood! The Soul seems to handle them all. If Kia ever comes out with a 4 wheel drive or even an all wheel drive (which they are hinting they will, with a hybrid rear electric motor) this little grocery getter, econobox will be unstoppable! By the numbers, this little tyke will turn six this year, with 130k miles. I've put new brakes on the front, a new battery, and three sets of tires. I drive 60 miles a day on what would best be described as a goat trail of a road. No rattles, no squeaks, no oil leaking, or burning. And even with the big-ass rack still get 26 MPG; not too shabby Kia, not too shabby. As I mentioned elsewhere, I've recently traded up, and purchased a Kia Sportage, I've given this car to my parents who use it as it was intended a simple grocery getter. I'll be interested to see how many more miles it will continue to rack up.