Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bensalem, PA, USA
New Member from Philadelphia, PA suburbs
Hi, I took a 3-year 36k mile lease on a 2017 Kia Soul+ in August of 2017. Had the H/K Audio Package. I loved that car, but by April of 2019 when I did an early turn-in, it had 53k miles already. And only got 22 MPG average. Had to get out from negative equity before it got worse. I didn’t think I’d rack up miles so fast, I had figured 40-50k in 3 years... but an unforeseen change in jobs gave me a 100-mile round-trip commute 6 days per week (plus driving around in the community with special needs clients), until I could move (which also took longer than expected).
I got a 2019 Kia Niro LX with the Advanced Technology package in deep cerulean. Absolutely love it! Also, it’s the first time I chose a color; before I chose features and said “what do ya got on the lot w/ these features?”...
I’ve already added the cargo cover, all-weather floor mats, window visors, hood defector, cargo net, LEDs on every interior light, K&N washable engine air filter, LED license plate light, LED back-up light, LED fog lights, and LED headlights.
Looking to pick up roof cross-rails sometime, Niro cargo tray (currently using old one from soul... actually fits pretty well), window tint, front/rear mud flaps, possibly a hitch (for occasional light towing). I may even do the LED turn signals...
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Tom “Teeg” Joyce - Bensalem, PA
2019 Kia Niro LX w/ Adv. Tech. Pkg, deep cerulean
KIA Accessories: Hood Deflector, Window Visors, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Cover, Cargo Net, Rear Bumper Applique.
Bulbs Swapped (LED): ALL interior (white), Back-Up/Reverse (White), Fog lights (6000K White), Headlights (6000K White)
Other Accessories & Mods: K&N Air Filter, Generic Crossbars, F/R Dashcam
Future: Mud Flaps, Window Tint, Escort strobes?