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by EricNH
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: No Proof of Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 348

No Proof of Maintenance

Now I'm looking at a 2017 Soul EV base off a 3 year lease. Cold weather car. Very good condition 15,000 miles. Battery showing 94 miles of range. Car Fax doesn't list any maintenance. Does list registration, inspections, etc. If previous owner did the tire rotations and checked fluids themselves, th...
by EricNH
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Buying a 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Buying a 2018

What's the worst case scenario range that people have in cold states Winter? With a 27kWh. A just before replacement kind of range? 60? Worse?
by EricNH
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Buying a 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Buying a 2018

- Unless you have a heated garage do not buy a car from a 'hot' state if you live in a 'cold' state. They do not have battery heaters. See - KIA US: 2018 Kia Soul EV Pricing Battery Heating System : Oregon, Washington, and Eastern Region only That's a great tip! What happens to one of those heaterl...
by EricNH
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Buying a 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Buying a 2018

Battery is, like the rest of the car, warranted for 7 years, provided the schedule maintenance has been done, So if you buy car from a hot climate, and find the State of Health (SOH) is under 70%, KIA will repair/replace. If you get a 30kWh model (from late 2017 - VIN has 10th character "J&quo...
by EricNH
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Buying a 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Buying a 2018

Hello. New to the forum. I'm interested in buying a 2018 Soul EV (don't want any other EV) to get the bigger battery and have longer left on the warranty. I see them on Carvana listing around $17,999. with one outlier at $14,999. They are from California (2), Arizona and Georgia. The mileage varies ...

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