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    Wife got a new car

    So we have been shopping for a new car the past few months cause my wifes camry has a lot a lot of miles. Her friend got a Kia Soul about 4 months ago and my wife loves it. She says its such a cute little car. My thoughts are what a slow POS.
    Anyways we went and test drove a corolla, Camry, and Accord, and BMW (2011 model), and of course a Soul.
    Long story short she wanted a Soul, but liked them all. I am not complaining when I went out and found a 2013 for under 17k. lol that's right!!
    I am one happy camper and she loves her car.

    It actually rides nice and is surprisingly quite inside. she has all he bells and whistle also. (not that kia has many options)

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    Nice! Good work, gearbox. Happy Wife Happy Life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Nice! Good work, gearbox. Happy Wife Happy Life!
    she is a good one. Extremely appreciative. I was shocked she liked such a inexpensive car!

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    Women are funny about vehicles, my wife pretty much sees all new cars the same. If they have that nice 2013 shine she loves them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armykid93 View Post
    Women are funny about vehicles, my wife pretty much sees all new cars the same. If they have that nice 2013 shine she loves them
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    I can see the shine in that sky blue!

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    Kia has come along way in the last 5 years. We have been looking at the Kia Optima. I would have never considered them 10 years ago but the quality and warranty have really improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Kia has come along way in the last 5 years. We have been looking at the Kia Optima. I would have never considered them 10 years ago but the quality and warranty have really improved.
    A couple tears ago Bought my first brand new car. 2011 Kia optima first year of the new model. Fully loaded, leather infinity radio dual sunroof, GPS Bluetooth. Everything but turbo. Bought it for $26k. With of course 100k warranty. Plus if I keep my maintance through them, free tires and batteries for life. Already got two new tires worth about 550$ and it was free. I'm a Kia man now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    A couple tears ago Bought my first brand new car. 2011 Kia optima first year of the new model. Fully loaded, leather infinity radio dual sunroof, GPS Bluetooth. Everything but turbo. Bought it for $26k. With of course 100k warranty. Plus if I keep my maintance through them, free tires and batteries for life. Already got two new tires worth about 550$ and it was free. I'm a Kia man now.
    Thanks for that Sfla. The wife loves the look and the reviews look good. Glad to hear the real life review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post

    Thanks for that Sfla. The wife loves the look and the reviews look good. Glad to hear the real life review.
    Not all dealers do tires and batteries for life though keep in mind. Also there's been a recall on the break lights so ask about that.

    I have had 3 kias now, (cause I was a broke teenager lol) but 2 out of 3 went 150k miles without any issues. Besides general repairs/maintance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Lol i'm not a massive dude but even I wouldn't fit in that

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    Congrats I am getting my wife one next month.But seeing she tears her cars up.Hell my truck looks like sh1t now.But I am getting another one.But with 1 set of keys this time

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    women drivers o noooooo!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank13
    women drivers o noooooo!!!!
    Hey. I resemble that remark! I am a good driver. I only took off 1 passenger side mirror in a backing situation. And I hate to parallel park. But other then backing and parking, I'm good!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Hey. I resemble that remark! I am a good driver. I only took off 1 passenger side mirror in a backing situation. And I hate to parallel park. But other then backing and parking, I'm good!!!
    hahhahahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post

    Hey. I resemble that remark! I am a good driver. I only took off 1 passenger side mirror in a backing situation. And I hate to parallel park. But other then backing and parking, I'm good!!!
    lol

    don't think that came out how you intended it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasc

    lol

    don't think that came out how you intended it to
    Just being honest and the mirror was one of those big truck mirrors so.....and i have Never been ticketed for any of the accidents I have been in . See. Good driver .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasc View Post

    lol

    don't think that came out how you intended it to
    lol u caught that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post

    Hey. I resemble that remark! I am a good driver. I only took off 1 passenger side mirror in a backing situation. And I hate to parallel park. But other then backing and parking, I'm good!!!
    my fiance cant parallel park either....whats the deal with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancer82

    my fiance cant parallel park either....whats the deal with that

    -Release the Kracken!!!-
    It's a natural female handicap! It's so painful for me. I hate having to do it and it is one thing I truly suck at
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbox
    So we have been shopping for a new car the past few months cause my wifes camry has a lot a lot of miles. Her friend got a Kia Soul about 4 months ago and my wife loves it. She says its such a cute little car. My thoughts are what a slow POS.
    Anyways we went and test drove a corolla, Camry, and Accord, and BMW (2011 model), and of course a Soul.
    Long story short she wanted a Soul, but liked them all. I am not complaining when I went out and found a 2013 for under 17k. lol that's right!!
    I am one happy camper and she loves her car.

    It actually rides nice and is surprisingly quite inside. she has all he bells and whistle also. (not that kia has many options)
    I was on a long term work assignment and The soul was my favorite! I loved it and would ask for one whenever I had to switch out my rentals. I would zip around town. Perfect size for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Hey. I resemble that remark! I am a good driver. I only took off 1 passenger side mirror in a backing situation. And I hate to parallel park. But other then backing and parking, I'm good!!!
    Parallel parking can be tough. Especially in NYC in front of an outdoor restaurant. Everyones watching you and you keep missing it and everyones laughing at you lol

    You end up learning real fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwy

    Parallel parking can be tough. Especially in NYC in front of an outdoor restaurant. Everyones watching you and you keep missing it and everyones laughing at you lol

    You end up learning real fast
    Exactly!!! And then the drivers behind who can't see start honking and trying to cut around. Makes me more nervous. I actually let some random guy parallel park my car...it was my nightmare. It's one of those things I really suck at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post

    I was on a long term work assignment and The soul was my favorite! I loved it and would ask for one whenever I had to switch out my rentals. I would zip around town. Perfect size for me!
    Still not sure why exactly but she loves it. I think it has everything she wants it semi roomie gets good gas mileage and she can zip around town like you said

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbox

    Still not sure why exactly but she loves it. I think it has everything she wants it semi roomie gets good gas mileage and she can zip around town like you said
    Have Mrs. Gearbox call HAW and talk her into a Kia for me. Lol

    (Good luck with that)

    Congrats on the new wheels BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    Have Mrs. Gearbox call HAW and talk her into a Kia for me. Lol

    (Good luck with that)

    Congrats on the new wheels BTW.
    welcome back bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    Have Mrs. Gearbox call HAW and talk her into a Kia for me. Lol

    (Good luck with that)

    Congrats on the new wheels BTW.
    Hey MI were ya been? Been meaning to send out the troops looking for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeral
    Hey MI were ya been? Been meaning to send out the troops looking for ya.
    Lunk had me locked in his basement. I finally escaped. Hopefully he won't find me here. Lol

    .....just needed a brief hiatus from all the newbies looking for the 30 day beach body miracle and I've been cutting carbs aggressively and hating the world for it. Lol

    Glad to be back in good company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    Lunk had me locked in his basement. I finally escaped. Hopefully he won't find me here. Lol

    .....just needed a brief hiatus from all the newbies looking for the 30 day beach body miracle and I've been cutting carbs aggressively and hating the world for it. Lol

    Glad to be back in good company.
    Well glad you are back, I'll post some special pics for ya tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeral
    Well glad you are back, I'll post some special pics for ya tomorrow.
    I'll be waiting in eager anticipation!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post

    Lunk had me locked in his basement. I finally escaped. Hopefully he won't find me here. Lol

    .....just needed a brief hiatus from all the newbies looking for the 30 day beach body miracle and I've been cutting carbs aggressively and hating the world for it. Lol

    Glad to be back in good company.
    By cutting carbs he seems 2 glazed donuts for breakfast and not the typical 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbox

    By cutting carbs he seems 2 glazed donuts for breakfast and not the typical 3.
    Shut up skinny.....or I'll send Lunk over to sit on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post

    Have Mrs. Gearbox call HAW and talk her into a Kia for me. Lol

    (Good luck with that)

    Congrats on the new wheels BTW.
    I can try. I was surprised the options it has. Blue tooth usb port ipod line it, display that can change to 3 different colors. Not bad for kia

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbox

    I can try. I was surprised the options it has. Blue tooth usb port ipod line it, display that can change to 3 different colors. Not bad for kia
    Just tell HAW it cost a lot and she'll want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armykid93 View Post
    Women are funny about vehicles, my wife pretty much sees all new cars the same. If they have that nice 2013 shine she loves them
    Mine too, as long as it's a top end Volvo, BMW or especially she likes Ferrari. Yeah she asked if she can have a Ferrari. I said sure right after I get my Lamborghini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Exactly!!! And then the drivers behind who can't see start honking and trying to cut around. Makes me more nervous. I actually let some random guy parallel park my car...it was my nightmare. It's one of those things I really suck at!
    Don't feel too bad, I suck at it too. I got really crappy depth perception and I'm paranoid I'm going to ding the other cars. Eventually I get to the point where I'm like "fvck it" and go for it and sure enough. I give the other cars a little love-tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post

    Don't feel too bad, I suck at it too. I got really crappy depth perception and I'm paranoid I'm going to ding the other cars. Eventually I get to the point where I'm like "fvck it" and go for it and sure enough. I give the other cars a little love-tap.
    Some cars now come equiped with auto parking assist right? Press the button and it reverses and turns into the lot without any input from the driver. Saw it on Top Gear. And some tv commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AD View Post
    Some cars now come equiped with auto parking assist right? Press the button and it reverses and turns into the lot without any input from the driver. Saw it on Top Gear. And some tv commercial.
    I've seen that before too. It seems to me like more stuff that can go wrong with the car. I wonder who is liable if the auto parking feature malfunctions and an accident occurs? Would the manufacturer be held liable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbox View Post

    I can try. I was surprised the options it has. Blue tooth usb port ipod line it, display that can change to 3 different colors. Not bad for kia
    Don't waste ur money on the USB cord that fits there. iPhone and probably I pad streams straight through speakers with Bluetooth. Clear as the radio. U can have up to 5-6 devices linked in so whoever is driving it can connect

    I don't think they park assist yet. But they have the video camera so when u reverse u see everything behind u.

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