Mike sold us his Soul

Remember how we test drove a 2016 Kia Soul EV from Mike Kenny at Pure EV a month ago?

Well, in what may well be the longest test-drive-to-purchase period ever, today we took possession of the selfsame Soul.

Here’s my post-purchase shot from Mike’s Facebook page (Catherine’s hiding inside):

Me, standing in front of our new Kia Soul

Much more to say about this soon, but for now let us take a moment to remember the 2000 VW Jetta that Mike took on trade:

2000 VW Jetta, just before we sold it

That Jetta served us well. We bought it new in the fall of 2001, meaning that it’s been our car for almost as long as Oliver’s been our son (while it feels like we covered a lot of ground in it, the mileage when I handed it over to Mike was less than 130,000 km).

I’ve been writing here about the Jetta almost as long as we’ve owned it, from that heady first check-engine light experience on.

I would be remiss if I didn’t tip my hat to Bob and Nettie Likely, who sold us the Jetta, and to Dave and Dorothy at Dave’s Service Centre on Belmont Street, who’ve kept it on the road for the last 8 years.


Todd Gallant's picture
Todd Gallant on December 4, 2019 - 20:02 Permalink

Congratulations on your purchase! Have to admit I’m a little jealous, as we’re a few years away from buying our own EV.

Also, great poker face at the PEIEVA meeting last week. I didn’t have any inkling you had planned to buy quite yet. Perhaps you actually weren’t ready as of that night. :-)

Darcie Lanthier's picture
Darcie Lanthier on December 7, 2019 - 14:45 Permalink

I look forward to carpooling with you.
Mike may be the only person we know who's out shopping for another slightly used Soul or Leaf today.

Martin Cathrae's picture
Martin Cathrae on December 9, 2019 - 08:09 Permalink

Somehow I missed this post, allow me to also register my jealousy. I'm hoping our next car will be an EV, and because we bought a 2011 Hyundai last year there should be enough time for prices of used ones to get reasonable.

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Peter Rukavina on December 9, 2019 - 08:44 Permalink

Keep an eye on Mike’s Pure EV Facebook page: he lists his vehicles for sale there. He can also register your interest and keep an eye on the market to locate the right car for you.

And he always welcomes test drives. As do I ;-)