It's official - I am now a member of the Hamster Nation. KIA isn't kidding when they say "Soul - a new way to roll". Had to put some hard miles on nasty roads the first two days and it performed flawlessly. Excellent handling, GREAT brakes, turns on a dime and can handle the rough gravel roads and mountain side areas I end up in. Extremely comfortable with lots of head and leg room. Loaded with all kinds of whizz-bang goodies, sips gas - and then there are those bigggggggg tail lights - they light up like a Christmas tree when you put the four ways on while shooting comp photos. Holds everything I have to carry with room for more - and has a rockin' sound system, along with hands free voice activated phone, WIFI and more. Then there is the onboard furry appraisal assistant............ Love this car!