Tips for Buying a Used Kia Car
Do you have your eye on a used Kia Soul, Sorento, K5, or a different pre-owned model? We at South Dade Kia want to guide you through your used Kia car search near Miami, Kendall, and Doral, FL. That’s why we created an overview of best practices for buying your next used Kia car. While you read, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that may come up along the way!
Conduct Used Kia Car Research
One of the most important steps in the used Kia car-buying process is conducting automotive research. It gives you a sense of what different models have to offer, so you can create a list of your top priorities. Our team has put together a variety of automotive reviews for your convenience. Other reliable resources include:
- Kelley Blue Book
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) & more!
These sources offer more details about the used Kia cars on your short list, such as their recent safety ratings and much more.
How to Choose Your Next Used Kia Car
When considering your next used Kia car, it’s also helpful to look at three main factors, along with considering your price range and driving needs. These include:
Typically, it’s a good rule of thumb to aim for a used Kia car with under 100,000 miles on it.
The way a Kia car has been maintained, as well as where it was driven, impacts its condition.
In general, you may want to look for a used Kia car that is about 10 years old or newer. However, this depends on preference and other factors.
Automotive technologies have continued to improve, especially over the past 10 years or so. Along with that, more manufacturers have begun designing vehicles to last well over 100,000 miles. Together, these factors make it a good time to buy a used Kia car.
Used vs CPO
Something else to consider when selecting your next pre-owned Kia vehicle is whether you would like a traditional used Kia car or a certified pre-owned (CPO) Kia model. At our dealership, we offer a variety of traditional used Kia cars for sale, including a selection of ones priced under $10,000.
Our CPO Kia inventory consists of lower-mileage, well-maintained Kia vehicles that have already been thoroughly vetted with a detailed 164-point vehicle inspection. They come with an in-depth Kia vehicle history report, too, that can give you further insight into its condition. Another thing that sets CPO Kia cars apart from their used Kia car counterparts is that they come with special benefits, such as:
- Roadside assistance
- Kia rental car/trip reimbursement
- Powertrain limited warranty coverage
No matter what type of pre-owned Kia vehicle you want to buy, we can help you find the one that best suits your unique lifestyle.
Explore Our Used Kia Car-Buying Resources
With our Payment Calculator, you can compare Kia car loan estimates for your favorite used Kia cars in our inventory. That way, you can quickly narrow down on one within your price range.
If you have a current set of wheels that you want to trade in, you can check its worth by completing our Value Your Trade form. Then, you can apply this value towards the down payment on your next used Kia car.
Before visiting our finance center, you can also get pre-approved for a used Kia car by filling out our secure Finance Application online. For added convenience, we offer a virtual used Kia car-buying experience through our Express Store. Here, you can do everything from choosing your used Kia car to selecting your financing options and more.
Take the Wheel of Your Next Used Kia Car
Ready to jumpstart your next adventure around Miami, Kendall, and Doral, FL, from behind the wheel of a used Kia car? If so, contact us at South Dade Kia to learn about our current used Kia car specials and to schedule your test drive today!