The start and stop music. Can it really not be turned off?
Hi Jon. Pleased you've now got your car. 'Fraid you're stuck with the start-up 'bonging' - if it's any consolation I've had my car for about 9 months now and, in my case anyway, I've pretty much ceased to notice it.
Before we were all locked-down (again!) I did take quite a few long journeys - and found the car to be good at long distances. This was a combination of being quiet, like all EVs, and the integration of all the safety tech - which puts me in a relaxed, but still attentive, frame of mind. The only issue (much discussed elsewhere) is the current UK charging infrastructure - but as long as you plan ahead that isn't too bad either. You will need to register with ChargePlace Scotland when the time comes for your holiday - but I expect you already knew that.
After a few months I've 'gone-off' some cars I've owned in the past - but that hasn't happened with the Soul, and I suspect you will be equally happy. All the best.