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  • 23 August 2013

    Buying a Used Kia Picanto

    The main selling points of either model is the tremendous value for money in terms of running costs, as well as being more spacious inside than many of it's rivals. All but the very tallest of people will still feel very comfortable in the rear of the Picanto, and whilst the boot space is limited, there is enough room for a small shop, although anything larger will more than likely need to spill onto the back seats.

    The Picanto offers excellent responsiveness in an urban setting, with light steering and a tight enough turning circle to make city parking a doddle, and although they would struggle slightly with prolonged motorway driving, they are perfect for running around a town like Weston-super-Mare, which is exactly what they were designed for. The post-2011 models have engines with a little more zip to them, handling the motorway better than its predecessor.

    As for equipment, as previously mentioned, the Picanto comes well equipped forthe price, with all models coming with CD player, twin front airbags, electricfront windows and ABS. The higher trim levels add various other comforts,including air conditioning, iPod connectivity and alloy wheels. 

    Coming back to value for money, the Kia Picanto wins on all fronts. All of the engines will return over 50 miles per gallon, meaning petrol costs are good,and low insurance and road tax costs mean that the Picanto is in demand as a used car, and the cars are amongst the best around for holding their value,meaning that you won't lose money as soon as you drive it off the forecourt.


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