Recently an owner contacted me with a view to purchasing a Canadian spec bugsheild. I have a contact over there who is prepared to supply us a few if people are interested. PM me if any of you still are.
to a point i agree. The bugsheilds arent the prettiest addition to a Soul...... but neither is a rusty mottled bonnet front either. if the bugshields were in clear plastic i would be much happier with one. But as a relatively cheap way of keeping the car nice - they are worth doing.
Some owners are reporting chips within days of getting the cars..... imagine the result a few years down the line.
And i was correct - there is no drilling into the car involved in fitting them.
Just got a total cost including postage from Canada, and frankly the post costs make it ridiculous!!! (the contact was doing us the bugsheilds at a discount too). Anyway the total cost is £240.00 at current exchange rates.
If anyone is still interested - let me know. But it makes the clearbra much more reasonable in comparison.
Hi Tempest, I know you have around the same mileage as I have which is over 20k,has the paint worn off the left hand side of your gear knob. I wonder if something like that is still under warranty, after all it's only 14 months old.
My Gear knob is perfect, i have heard of this happening on the USA forum at much lower mileages and the dealers have replaced them.... quite whether they would baulk at 20ks worth of use i dont know. I reckon a dealer would replace such a low cost item as a way of purely keeping a customer happy. Let us know what happens.
Hi Tempest, they have ordered a new gear knob under warranty to replace the worn one ,I thought that the garage was going to be a problem as they took photos of the old gear knob to send to Kia but all was well.Had the damaged wheel sorted out today as well.If I could find the a******e who dropped the brick on the roundabout I would stick itin a very uncomfortable place. Still £40 was not to bad ,the repair is very good indeed.
mine had worn away all the silver paint down to the white plastic beneath on the outside edge facing away from the driver at 5000k ,drove round with a sock over it till i sold it after they replaced it with an identical one !
2010 kia soul crdi , paint started wearing away soon after i got it and had the gear knob replaced (they had to make up a reason as to why it was being changed as apparently all the paint rubbing off inside 5 months was not a valid enough one!)yep took off the sock when i traded it in !