Well Clutch My Injector: 2012 Kia Soul

Read out loud and really fast for best effect: Hello car fans and welcome to another edition of Unlikely Manuals — the game show where even if you lose, you go home with a sore left leg and copy of our home game. Today’s next contestant is a late model Korean economy car with a plastic engine cover emblazoned with a meaningless acronym related to its particularly fuel injection strategy (nobody ever said; I wasn’t gonna buy this car because I wasn’t sure about the method of fuel injection, until I popped the hood and saw the chromed GTDiMqVPDQ badge and then I was sold) and you’d expect to open the door and be greeted with some steering wheel mounted buttons that were connected to a CVT that has all the positive engagement and auditory appeal of an immersion blender in a can of marbles. Lo and behold, if you look past the low rent cloth seats and black plastic interior trim that was inspired by the Harbor Freight free coupon lineup, you’ll find a manual gearbox shifter. Granted, that shifter might have the feel of an immersion blender in a jar of kimchi, but if I’m gonna drive an economy car and save on fuel, it better be manual gearbox…and I don’t care about the injection. Find this 2012 Kia Soul with 6-speed manual offered for $4,500 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2012 kia soul
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 127500
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
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2012 Kia Soul ( Manual transmission)
Odometer 127k MLS
Great condition, clean title, clean carfax, pass SMOG, no mechanical issues, no leaks, AC, CD, AUX, power steering, power windows , ready to test drive
Dealer#98592, 6920 Miramar road, San Diego, 92121

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