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by beanman
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Hi ksoul2084 and thanks for the update. The one under the driver side dash is new to at least me. I've seen a few of the taxi controller with some sort of cab-lock and the transponder-like device in the spare tire well. In the cases I've seen, those controller boxes were wired back to the odb2 port,...
by beanman
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So I'm happy to report: That the mechanic confirmed the car was riden hard (needs new back shocks and front brakes) but was otherwise in much better wear and tear than the last tax soul ev I brought him that had 23k more kms on it. I went back to the dealer and proposed a price that was higher than ...
by beanman
Mon May 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So I guess my final update before I meet with my mechanic in the morning to look at the wear and non-ev things and then go to return the car and likely make an offer. I fully charged it overnight @ 110V to 100% then drove most of the day with the whole family in the car on a mix or roads and highway...
by beanman
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Can anyone else who picked up one of these taxis report !ack on whether they get am radio reception, XM reporting the antenna is disconnected, aux is always connected, and the gps system is about 1+ km off where you actually are. I'm compiling a list of mods to try to help anyone looking at these ca...
by beanman
Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I've got a Kia Soul EV now for the rest of the long weekend. I've looked at about 7 of these now, all from an auction selling the assets of a now defunt montreal ev taxi cab company. This one's a 2016 with only 119,000kms on it. I have 2 days to figure out if the battery and ev system is in good hea...
by beanman
Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thanks everyone for your support. My mechanic was not impressed with the wear and tear, an obvious collision/bondo repair on the rear fender (not reported on the carfax), some door seal gasket issues. Wanted me to walk away and not take on a project. My main concern however was that the car was stil...
by beanman
Thu May 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Hi all, The plot thickens. I had a chance to take another reading from the car an hour ago. Was planning on taking it to my mechanic tomorrow to check out all the non-ev stuff. So I'm hoping the 12V battery is just messed because now (after the dealer charged the ev battery to 99%) it's still showin...
by beanman
Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I actually feel the same way. Still checking out a few things, like how it will read when fully recharged, that ambient sensor issue, etc.., my own mechanic will check the brakes/wheels/tires....... maybe I should find a list of non-electric motor parts that should be checked... But yes, it's cheap ...
by beanman
Wed May 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

OK, Thanks all for the help, clarifications, and advise thus far. Now hope someone can help me decide whether or not to buy this particular soul ev based on some of these findings. So the battery was just about completely drained, and the dealer didn't have a cable yet to charge it, he got one yeste...
by beanman
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 1688

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So, I hope to pick up a KW902 Bluetooth OBD2 dongle tomorrow. Will it be obvious when pluged in (soulspy app already loaded on my phone) which stats are for overall SOHC and which ones are L1 L2 charge cycle counts? I ran the "demo data" and can see various SOC % values, but I don't see # ...

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