I guess I'm just an engineer geek. I just can't bring myself to think of cars in terms of their soul. Even though my 240D has had a homing instinct for a half million miles and has only broken down once away from home, I still see it as a machine.
To me, the geek, terms for evaluating cars have to do with things like: reliability, performance, economy, ease of maintenance, etc.
I hope everyone who can relate to the soul of a machine enjoys this thread, and I will enjoy viewing the replies.
Have a great day,