TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey: 2010 Kia Soul Requires Few Repairs

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TrueDelta (http://www.truedelta.com) has updates results of its Car Reliability Survey to include owner experiences through June 30, 2009. These results include the first reliability information for the 2010 Kia Soul.

Most people would like to buy a hot new car like the Soul while it's still new and hot. But many have been afraid to do so without reliability information

Launching an all-new car model can be tricky. But the 2010 Kia Soul has rarely required repairs in the first few months of ownership, according to new results from TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey (CRS).

Other reliability surveys update annually. TrueDelta's updates quarterly. This permits TrueDelta (http://www.truedelta.com) to quickly provide reliability information on new car models like the Soul. The new results include owner experiences through June 30, 2009. With this update, TrueDelta's car reliability information is over a year ahead of some other sources.

"Most people would like to buy a hot new car like the Soul while it's still new and hot. But many have been afraid to do so without reliability information," notes TrueDelta founder Michael Karesh. "With TrueDelta's research process, people no longer have to choose between waiting and buying blindly."

Will the Kia Soul continue to require few repairs as it ages? With prompt quarterly updates, TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey will be the first to report any changes, for both new cars and older ones. Already TrueDelta notes that a problem reported by some Soul owners for July, concerning optional "mood" lights on the stereo speakers, will increase the repair frequency in future updates. Kia is aware of this minor issue, and has a fix for it, so its impact should be limited to already sold cars.

The next update, in November, will include additional 2010 models.

About TrueDelta.com (http://www.truedelta.com):
Owners of over 51,000 cars have joined TrueDelta.com to share information on reliability, real-world fuel economy, and their reasons for buying a particular car. Enthusiastic support from car owner forums, including KiaSoulForums.com, helped make the above results possible. In return for their participation, car owners receive full access to TrueDelta.com, for free.

Car owners can view the latest survey results and become involved at TrueDelta.com. Journalists interested in keeping up with TrueDelta's updates are encouraged to request a media account.

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