Used Kia Magentis cars for sale

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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi GS ONE OWNER IN SUPERB CONDITION 4-Door

£1,995
2006(06)
 
 
  • 79,386
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

TR CRDI Automatic 4-Door

 
£4,489
2010(10)
£79.54 per month
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  • 56,035
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi TR 4dr

£3,495
2009(59)
£56.88 per month
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  • 80,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi TR 4 door

£2,764
2009(59)
 
 
  • 76,902
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi TR 4-Door

 
£3,990
2009(09)
£68.16 per month
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  • 35,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi GS 4-Door

£1,595
2006(06)
 
 
  • 106,000
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 LE Sports H-Matic Auto 4-Door

 
£600
2004(54)
 
 
  • 40,642
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 4dr SE Auto

 
£1,295
2004(54)
 
 
  • 46,940
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 LS 4dr

£1,999
2007(07)
 
 
  • 51,935
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 2L
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Kia Magentis

2.0 CRDi GS 4dr

 
£1,299
2007(07)
 
 
  • 92,500
  • Manual
  • Diesel
  • 2L
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Used Kia Magentis

Background

Kia's reputation has improved immeasurably over the past decade, so you'd have to forgive journalists for being sceptical about the quality of the Magentis when it first arrived back in 2001.

At the time it looks like Kia was simply trying to ape its biggest rivals by creating a bargain basement family saloon, but in reality it was building something a bit special.

The original iteration with its V6 engine was sold for less than £12K, which meant you could get bags of power in a car that cost less than a brand new Ford Fiesta.

The V6 only stuck around on the base model until 2002, when the LX trim edition received a healthy price cut and also got a more basic four cylinder 2.0 litre power plant. A bit of a face lift occurred a year later, while 2004 saw the V6 iteration axed completely.

In 2006 the second generation Kia Magentis landed, sharing the same platform as the Hyundai Sonata and struggling to gain traction in the UK when it comes to sales, even if it packs an impressive punch.

The third generation Kia Magentis arrived in 2009, with a few minor aesthetic changes differentiating it from its predecessors, along with a diesel-only approach to engine type.

Kia even chose to simplify things in terms of trim level, giving new buyers just one option, along with either a manual or automatic gearbox to get the wheels spinning. 

Bang for your buck

The first generation used Kia Magentis set the standard for design that would come to define the range over its future iterations. That is to say while it may not be a stand out beauty, it looks decent enough and will not upset those who are looking for an uncomplicated car with solid styling.

The 2.0 litre petrol edition is overshadowed by the 2.5 litre V6 model, which has a 166bhp output, even if Kia did not stick with this unit for very long.

Early Kia Magentis cars for sale are not as refined as their American or European rivals, but you do get plenty of onboard kit as standard. This includes air con, CD player, ABS and full electrics. The SE trim includes leather upholstery as well as a bit of wood panelling and side airbags to complement the twin set at the front.

Kia made the second Magentis bigger in most dimensions and even boosted the boot space up to 420 litres, which makes it a very practical option.

From 2006 the hi-fi included an input for portable media players, while the LS trim added in climate control, an electrically adjustable seat for the driver and even traction control.

Although there is only one trim option for the most recent Magentis for sale, it is just as well stocked as its predecessors, with parking sensors thrown into the mix and a slightly larger 425 litre boot.

What you'll pay

The used Kia Magentis suffers from major depreciation issues, which is bad news for those who pick one up new, but excellent for used buyers.

On the downside, low sales mean that they are relatively uncommon and so your choice might be limited to what is available in your area.

Early used Kia Magentis models sell for between £500 and £1000, while those produced after 2006 will be closer to £3000.

Even if you want the most recent face lifted option you should not be paying more than between £7000 and £10,000.

What to check

The condition of a Kia will play a big role in how much you should expect to pay for it, since even relatively minor aesthetic damage can help you drive down the asking price. This means a very thorough examination is required before you buy.

The Magentis for sale is a reliable car, but always give the service record some attention if you want to identify the best model for you.

Parts

Newer Kia Magentis examples can have a replacement clutch assembly purchased for them for around £255, with brake pads at the front setting you back £40. Older models are usually equally affordable when it comes to replacement parts, so value is the enduring watchword of this range.

How it drives

The early V6 models are smooth and solid, if not particularly fast. The 2006 and 2009 updates are both uninspiring, but should not be criticised excessively because on the motorway they perform admirably and will get you from A to B in comfort.

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