Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Kia Ceed hatchback?
The Kia Ceed is a family car, so it pays to make sure its interior hasn’t been neglected by the previous owner. Ensure there are no stains on the seats, upholstery or carpets, check the interior plastics aren’t marked and see that all the electrical components still work properly.
Even though a rear-view camera is standard, parking sensors aren't, so check all over the car for scuff marks or dents that could have been made during low-speed manoeuvres.
Also, make sure the alloy wheels aren’t covered in kerb marks, because not only can those be expensive to repair, but they can also be a sign of suspension damage that could lead to excessive tyre wear, among other problems.
What are the most common problems with a used Kia Ceed hatchback?
The Ceed is still too new to have yet shown any major common problems. However, it pays to make sure that any diesel model you’re looking at has been used by those who regularly complete longer journeys, because the diesel particulate filter (DPF) needs to be hot enough to burn off the soot that it traps, else it gets blocked.
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