Been a while since I've posted here. Still have the '16 Soul EV... so far, so good. Still crap for fast chargers in Ontario too, overall (almost any they have put in are insanely expensive to use, and the locations are often of questionable use).
I'm wondering how many here have reached the end of their lease, and faced a return or buyout decision?
If so, how did Kia treat you? Were they firm on buyout price?
I'm wondering what is happening to the end of lease vehicles... are they going to auto auction, same as an ICE lease return would (in Ontario)... or is something else happening to them? If they are going to audition and then used car lots, does anyone know what the vehicles are fetching in terms of pricing? I haven't seen any used ones, and the gov't is still providing massive subsidies for new vehicle purchases. Surely this would affect the local used market...?
Much has changed since this vehicle came out, at least here in Ontario. More options now, i.e. the Bolt EV, and soon a longer range Leaf, from what I hear... should this not decimate the value of a used Soul EV with a measly (and degraded) 27 kWh battery (and probably half expired EV system warranty). The battery packs in the Soul EV are crazy (ripoff) expensive! (I think something like $15k USD last I checked). Gee, almost like Kia doesn't want people replacing their batteries. Hmm.