Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2001 - 2003 review
Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
  • Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
  • Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
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Ownership cost

What used Kia Magentis saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Kia Magentis saloon?

If it was going to break the bank, no one would ever buy a Kia Magentis. This saloon has four main areas of appeal, and its cheap prices are at the top of the list (the others are space, reliability and stacks of kit).

The Magentis is cheap to buy used because it lost value from new at a frankly alarming rate. Now, most models have reached the age where they'll depreciate at roughly the same rate as a mainstream European family saloon (think Ford Mondeo or Peugeot 406), so you shouldn't lose a fortune when you resell it.

The V6 model will be a little dearer to run - group 15 insurance, an official average of 27.4mpg and slightly dearer servicing, whereas the 2.0 comes in at 32.8mpg and in group 14 for insurance. However, the 2.0 is noticeably cheaper to buy, and that will swing it for those on a tight budget.