This automatic is my wife's Motability car, which I drive. She finds it easily accessable, whilst I like the driving position. Whether in town, on the open road or the motorway I find it a great car to drive. The stereo system, trip computer and boot are all adequate for our needs, the seats we find very comfortable. The engine is smooth and powerful, in-gear acceleration is great, as is the car's hill climbing ability. I enjoy driving it, and fuel consumption is much much better than our previous Ford Focus 1.6 petrol automatic. We thought very carefully about this car, considering also the Yeti, Roomster, Meriva, 3008, Bipper and Qashqai. Objectively, is the Soul the best of these cars? Who can say? But it seems to fit our needs and purposes, so I reccomend it as well worth considering.
Jim Kitchingman, Wiltshire, June 8th 2011