I agree about the smiles. I have watched many reviews and it is nice to see people getting over the preconceived impressions of the Soul based on appearance mainly. Most have been very pleasantly surprised. My own experience in the last two weeks of ownership has been better than I could have imagined. I too saw it as a funky look (although I never dismissed it) but am over that now and see it as an excellent electric car and FUNtastic to drive.