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how long will a kia soul last?
I am making payments on a 2019 kia soul and I bought the car with 26,000 miles at the end of January 2019. I now have 51,000 miles on and am worried the car wont last as long as what the length of time to pay the car off which is 5 more years. I drive 70 miles round trip jus to work adding up to 350 miles per week in work alone. Anyone know what the life expectancy out of the kia soul is or might be?
- Robert MLv 72 days ago
The BAX is a Total MORON and STUCK on darn VALVOLINE an oil that is just PLAINLY NO GOOD and emits strong ACIDIC VAPORS that ROT rubber hoses and dissolve gaskets and SEALS! IT leaves ASH deposits behind as it is REFINED from ASH and WAX and TAR! and RETURNS to the SAME!. The KIA will last to 500,000 miles if you WANT it to! USING PENNZOIL ULTRA PLATINIUM comes with a 500,000 mile WARRANTY! >>>>>READ THIS AGAIN>>>>THE SECRET here is to change ALL THE FLUIDS< even the BRAKE FLUID< every 100,000 miles! This refreshed ALL the mechanicals and gives you ANOTHER 100,000 miles! The BRAKE FLUID is TOUCHY! It must be REPLACED every 2-3 years or it becomes TOXIC WASTE and turns into LIQUI SANDPAPAER and SCRATCHES all the aluminum parts and will SHRIVEL brake seals! This is the SECRET to perpetual CAR LIFE! IF you had a TESLA< the only requirement for the SERVICE of the car is to CHANGE the BRAKE FLUID every 2 YEARS! IOT is an ESTER compound that attracts MOISTURE from the ari and then it turns BROWN and loses it's BOILIN GPOINT! This is why PART STORES carry MASTER CYLINDERS< and CALIPER rebuilds and new BRAKE HOSES and BRAKE LINES and ABS pumps! The MECHANICALS of the KIA are EXCELLENT! IT is KOREAN of course and has the BEST warranty there is offered 10 years or 100,000 miles! NEVER EVER use ANY VALVOLINE products as they are TRASHING OUT every car that uses them, like PEAK! NEVER use PRESTONE EITHEER and there is NO SUCH THING as a UNIVERSAL FLUID and not even a UNIVERSAL OIL! I learned LONG AGO that the EUROPEAN refining process is MROE COMPLETE! I wil ONLY USE GERMAN MADE dexron as it is SO much more PURE!, And PENNZOIL Is made from NATURAL GAS and MAY be the BEST OIL there is out there! It PREVENTS engien wear and is good to 35 BELOZ ZERO! BEARING wear occurs at START UP TIME and PENNZOIL leaves a WONDERFUL COATING and is READY for action at 35 below! You only need ONE OOIL CHANGE each year, but LEARN how to READ THE OIL on the DIPSTICK! if it is VERY VERY dark brown or THICK<it is TIME to change it! I had TWO BEAUTIFUL AUDI TURBO CARS and they needed NOTHING but tires and Brake pads! I used PENNZOIL LONGLIFE Oil which is THE oil for BMW engines! It meets the AUDI SPEC NUMBERS 502/505! ALLENGIEN WEAR is due to BAD OIL CHOICES and VALVOINE is the WORST THERE IS! NO FACTORY on EARTH will use it! They KNOW it DISSOLVES RUBBER and CAUSES GASKETS to leak and DESTORYS the engien for you in TIME! SYNTHETIC OIL Must be used in ALL recent cars with VARIABLE VALVE TIMING and MULTIPLE VALVES! To NOT use it is FOOLHARDY and may cost you the ENGINE over time! I do NOT know HOW the BAX remains so OUT OF TOUCH!!! AS A Mitsubishi TECH, HE SHOULD BE ABLE to put two and two together! It is VALVOLINE that does engine DAMAGE due to HOW it is MADE! It is derived from ASH (it comes from ASHLAND OIL)AND I SUED THEM and WON a new engine!!! I did the SMAE to CASTROL another WAX based oil and I WON THERE TWO< a BRAND NEW AUDI ENGIne complete with LABOR! MOPST OIL CHANGE centers use INIVERSAL JUNK FLUIDS and there is such a thig a SPECIFICATION NUMBERS! AUDI needs 502/505 oil ONLY! BENZ needs 229-03/229-05 oil ONLY! BMW needs LONG LIFE<LL-02 oil ONLY or VALVE DAMAGE may occur! The BAX should figure this all out by now! PENNZOIL will NEVER blow out a TURBO as it is MDE to withstand the HIGHEST temperatures MADE t by TURBOS! iT LEAVES no deposits AND CARRIES zero acidic HARMFUL vapors TO ruin THE GASKETS AND seals AND TO dissolve THE pcv HOSES FROM THESE CORRUPTING vapors! The REAL AUDI oil change is good for TWO FULL YEARS! ALL the fluids in EURO cars comes from PENTOSIN COMPANY! This means BENZ< BMW< AUDI, VW, SAAB< VOLVO and FRENCH cars as WELL!>>>I HAVE CARS ourt there with ULTRA HIGH MILEAVE like a TOWN and COUNTRY with 457,000 miles and STL goig STRONG! It is ALL About the OILS and FLUIDS you are using! And there is MORE to oil than VISCOISTY RATINGS! TOTAL ENERGY OIL fromm France has THREE different oil fomulae for EACH area tht a CR is MADE IN! ONE for AMERIAN< one for ASIAN< and ONE for EUROPEAN! AMSOIL does the SAME THING! There is a REASON for this and SYNTHETICS are like NASA engineering! They do NOT LEAVE TRACES of any type of DEPOSIT at ALL! SYNTHETICS do NOT give off detectable VAPORS to MELT PLASTIC and RUBBER! A BMW engien can lose its TIMING CHAIN RAILS from the use of the WRONG OIL! They will JUST MELT and CRACK! It is SO important, even VITAL that you change ALL THE CARS FLUIDS every 100,000 miles! Even teh DIFFERENTIAL FLUID and once the BRAKLE FLUID ias DARK BROWN it is a DEAD FLUID and will cause BRAKE DAMAGES in the seals and MORE! IT is WHY there is a ONE MILLION MILE COUB for MERCEDES and C VOLOV where you get a FREE CAR if you get to ONE MILLION MILES! NO GM car is made to get past 100,000 miles, even the CADDY engines lose their TIMING CHAINS and GM was SUED for every engien made between 96-03 for GASKET FAILURES! they jus DID NOT EVEN CARE! I have NO LOVE left for GM cars or trucks! They are STILL Like dinosaurs with HUGE ENGINES and LACK of technology! FORD TURBO engines (ECOBOOST) are COPIES of fifteen year old AUDI technology! The TURBOS will NEVER go bad if PENNZOIL ULTRA EURO or ULTRA PLATINUM is used! 500,000 miles is a SUPERB WARRANTY, NOBODY ELSE can TOUCH IT! That is ONE oil change EVERY YEAR! Use a SYNTHETIC OIL FILTER from PENNZOIL or PUROLATOR or a FLEECE filter from HENGST from Germany! THIS LECTURE is for ALL CAR TYPES! It is the OIL and FLUID choices that RUIN a car especially at STARTING UP! Nearly ALL Engine woes will be PREVENTED by the use of SYNTHETIC OIL like PENNZOIL! The SENSORS will remains CLEAN and the O2 will last FOREVER and same for the PRICEY CONVERTERS! Use LIQUI MOLY CERATEC on ASIAN engines as they STILL wear faster than EUROPEAN ONES DO! EURO engines do NOT WEAR at ALKL and WIL get to 100,000 miles! They have OIL SPRAY JETS that focus CLEAN SYNTH OIL directly8 at the piston WRIST PINS and SKIRTS with EACH piston STROKE! This tech originally appeared on the FAMOUS BEETLE BUG AIR COOLED engines and then the BMW engines made after WW II!>>>TODAY>>> many DOMESTIC engines NOW feature OILS SPRAY JETS like the CHRYSLER HEMI and many FORD engines and the CRUZE engine which in REALITY is an OPEL TURBO engine. and the CHEVY SPARK uses a KOREAN DAEWOO engine! The CONVERTER on your KIA can ALSO last to 500,000 miles but ONLY if you use PENNZOIL ULTRA OIL in the :0: series like 0W-20 or 0W-30 LIQUI MOLY also makes one of the BEST OILS there is! It has MOLYBDENUM in it which is very much like MICRO sized BALL BEARINGS! <<<END of LECTURE>>>
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
It's impossible to know. It depends on how gently you treat it and how well you maintain it, but if you keep driving it that many miles without keeping up with the recommended maintenance listed in the owners manual I doubt it will outlast your payments. You should be changing the oil every three months at that rate you're piling up miles. I hope you also have GAP insurance because it is depreciating faster than you're paying it off. It was foolish to get a loan that long on a used car. I don't know what you currently owe, but at the rate you're driving, by the end of the year it's resale value is going to be about 12 grand at best. I hope you make enough money to make that commute worthwhile.
- Anonymous2 months ago
using trusty calculator I fed in the numbers you gave me and calculate in 5 years driving the same distance per year average you will stuff 113500 on the car. Cars can last (or NOT) it depends totally on the driver...and the maintenance he does to keep the car running good. Like changing air filter and oil filter and oil when it is due. Not running out of coolant. You seem to get enough driving in to charge the battery so you should get full life out of a battery (which I have noted on a 5 year battery (which is about 7 years.) Then you used up all the lead. (It is still there but it fell out of the grid.) For $100 you get another 5 year new battery. Chances are good the muffler is not rusted off. Brake pads may need replacing...as you do need to stop...before you damage the rotors. Have a mechanic you trust give you an eyeball assessment. Also have him change the pads for you. Spend it on the car instead of your girl friend or ALCOHOL. Tires are probably needy of replacement with something with tread. This is the REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF A CAR.
With luck the car will do 100K without too much problem. Which normally used to take 10 years. Which is about the life of an engine without it needing some work (engine rebuilding) to get it to go farther.
. You might be that Lucky schit. But there is also a good chance you will crash the puppy & you still have to pay for a car that went to the junk yard.
. As you are making payments - the money is STILL OWED-car or no car. Bank does not car if you ATE THE FUCCKINnG THING. You borrowed money from them and all they want is ALL the money U borrowed with interest.
The Soul has not been out that long to have a longevity history. Otherwise check out Consumer Reports car reliability on the web. This report is made out by car OWNERS, (not manufacturers) so you can see the possible weak spots upcoming in your car(maybe) You average out the complaints to figure out what is likely to happen.
Maybe pay it off faster?
- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
You need to change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or every 5,000 miles when running synthetic oil. You also need to check the oil level every 1,000 miles between oil changes and keep it topped up. Your motor has cam advance actuators that will fail if the oil level gets too low or oil gets too dirty. The on board oil change reminder goes too many miles before telling you to change the oil. You'll make it through the warranty period but the motor will last a lot longer following my recommendations.
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- 2 months ago
If you are doing all the regular maintenance religiously as it shows in the owners manual in the glove box then it should last a very long time so long as you drive properly and don't stomp on the gas all the time. How long it lasts really all depends on things like how often you change the oil and are you driving it gently or is is being used as a fleet vehicle. Is it garaged all the time or is it parked in salt water?
Don’t Kias gave a 7 year warranty anyway?
Just make sure , you fulfil your obligations to it.( service etc).
- Anonymous2 months ago
It can last a very long time, provided that you keep it maintenance. Use good quality oil & filter (I like synthetic & K&N). Air filter & transmission serviced on time (45,000 recommended) & check the fluids weekly. Wash it weekly & keep the tires rotated. A Kia Soul is one of the highest rated vehicles on the road. Don't second guess yourself. You did alright.
It depends on how well you take care of the car.
- RobsteriarkLv 72 months ago
Your car is more reliable than average.
You also give it a good run twice a day instead of lots of piddly little local trips where it would rarely get fully warmed up, and your daily commute is less likely to involve constantly changing between the gas and brake pedals. Your daily commute is also less likely to be on rough, pot-holed, bumpy, minor roads and more likely to be on well-maintained higher speed roads; if so then there will be less wear than usual to the suspension and steering components, and even the suspension bushings should last longer than normal.
So as long as you maintain your car correctly in line with Kia’s recommended schedules it is easily likely to get to a very high mileage without many problems. Sure, parts will wear out which are not usually considered consumables, but few cars ever see the mileage yours will probably do. Kia cars also do not have a reputation for spontaneous faults.
So don’t worry about it. You’re committed now anyway. If you’d purchased anything from GM, Fiat-Chrylser, VAG, Land Rover and other manufacturers who have earned a bad reputation for reliability and longevity then your worries might be valid. But it seems that you probably made an informed choice to start with.
In any case your commuting mileage really isn’t that major: 350 miles a week for maybe 50 weeks a year is only 17,500 miles a year. Over five years that’s still only 87,500 miles added due to commuting. Add the existing 26k the car came with and the total is still comfortably well within what you should expect of almost any modern car. Including those with a poor reputation.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Just drive it and follow the maintenance requirements in the owner's manual. If it is broken, get it fixed. Do not kill yourself worrying on how long it will last.