What used Kia Ceed estate will I get for my budget?
High-mileage Cee'd Sportswagons can be had for around £5000, but we’d probably advise looking for a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history – in which case you’d be looking at a starting price of around £6500. Up the dosh to between £7000 and £9000 and you'll find plenty of good 2015 cars that satisfy that criteria, while around £10,000 starts to see 2016 cars.
How much does it cost to run a Kia Ceed estate?
On paper, it’s the 1.6 diesel that’s the most economical, with claimed average fuel consumption of 72.4mpg and corresponding CO2 emissions of 102g/km. The post-facelift 1.0 petrol model could claim an average of 54.3mpg.
Tax costs for cars registered before April 2017 varied according to CO2 output, while all Cee'd Sportswagons were cheap to tax. Those registered after the tax changes will pay the flat rate, currently at £140 per year.
Insurance groups are good, too, running from 11 to 15 for the top-spec diesel model.
Servicing is required every 12 months and costs £129 for a minor service or £249 for a major one on a petrol car at a Kia dealership. Diesels are more expensive at £199 and £299 respectively. It’s worth checking if the previous owner has taken out Kia’s Care-3 or Care-5 servicing package, because this covers the first three or five years of servicing for a fixed price.