Used Kia Soul – things you need to know when buying a pre-owned car.
If you’re looking for a used car with a different and unique exterior design you might wanna look at the Kia Soul.
The Soul is a sub-compact crossover vehicle from Kia, which has been a popular choice among young and “young-at-heart” buyers.
The all-new, entry-level, Kia Soul starts at approximately $17.000 to low 30s for the top of the range model.
With some luck, you could get a used Kia Soul model priced anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 (depending on trim level).
But you should know that the Soul is relatively a new vehicle, so it’s unreasonable to expect to find a model priced below $10.000 after only 10 months on the market.
Plus, Kia’s are holding up their values much longer these days than they used to be. If you find the current prices too high, I suggest you to wait a few more months before you buy a used Soul crossover.
Before buying a used Kia Soul you should conduct a research to gather more information on the cars history, pricing and recalls. You can browse through various car related websites that offer information on new or used Kia cars.
Once you do your “homework” and complete the initial used car research, you can contact or visit your nearest local Kia dealers and begin your buying process.
It is up to you which dealer to buy from. You can even buy from a private seller, but from my experiences, the best way to get a used car is to buy it from your nearest reputable used car dealer.
If you get it from a dealer you can be sure that the car has been extensively inspected at the same moment it was delivered to the store. Oftenly, the dealer also gives a car a limited warranty (12 months or in some cases even longer) to make you confident that the vehicle works fine. But the warranty might vary from dealer to dealer.
Before you sign the papers, make sure to take the vehicle for a spin. You can agree with the dealer to allow you to take an hour or more long test-drive (the more the better!). Once behind the wheel, you should try out the vehicle in wet and dry conditions. Pay attention to every detail on the car and notify the dealer if you find anything suspicious.
Buying a used car is not a joke. Since you will be spending a considerable amount of money, make sure you do an extensive research and conduct a test-drive with the car you want to buy.
Buying a preowned Kia Soul could be a great investment. The Soul is a unique looking car that features a complete safety equipment, up-to-date powertrain technology and high fuel economy ratings.
What’s most important, the Soul proved to be a reliable car and there have not been many complaints from the owners!