My wife’s 2013 CX-5 had a recall (not the fuel filler issue the 2014-2016s have). Apparently, some 2013s need a PCM update to prevent engine acceleration issues in cold weather. Ours never had the problem but we took it in anyway.

The dealer is 40 minutes away and we couldn’t get over there until after work (we both work 8-5). So, we headed there this evening, took a dealership loaner car back home, and we’ll pick our car up tomorrow.

This Soul is a 2015 fairly base model, with 7,500 miles. I rented a very similar then-new 2014 Soul in Washington D.C. in the summer of 2014, but it was fairly loaded.

Two things: this car is SLOW (it makes our CX-5 seem quick) and the slowness translates to it not being very fuel efficient (since I have to floor it to keep up with traffic). Averaged 19.7 MPG on the way home, although I was kind of in a hurry to get home, so I wasn’t easy on it. But, I don’t flog rental cars like most people, either.


Sylvia is less than enthused about her garage mate for tonight.