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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1.6
Engine size 1582
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1591
The first generation Kia Soul was a car that proved you didn't need to spend a lot to buy something individualistic. Perhaps the Soul was Kia's coming of age, the moment when it realised that it could build interesting design-led models and that these cars would be bought by people who weren't put off by what had previously been a bargain basement badge. As a used buy it makes a lot of sense. There's plenty of stock to choose from, the Soul has proven reliable and although residual values have held up fairly well, the car was cheap to begin with and is an affordable used proposition. If you're going to get a MK1 model, best to hunt for one of the later mildly facelifted versions which appeared from 2012 onwards. Here's how to find a good one.
The Kia Soul makes a lot of sense second time round and in first generation guise, is well worth seeking out in this post-2012 facelifted form thanks to the better petrol engine and slicker gearboxes you get. As with all Kias, you'll benefit from a fully transferable warranty, so you'll end up buying a car with a longer cover than many of its rivals ever had from new. Is that reason enough? For some maybe, but the funky shape, economical engines and rugged feel on offer here will seal the deal for many others. It's not the sharpest steer you'll ever experience, but if you want a small car that is anything but apologetic, the big personality of the Soul is hard to resist.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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