I am interested in buying a Kia Optima, a 1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe model, with 88,000 miles on the clock. It's a UK import registered in Ireland.
Can you tell me:
1. What price is an okay price for this car?
2. Since I am based in Ireland, can buying a UK import car be problem in any way?
3. Generally how is fuel economy for this model? Is it good/bad as compared to its competitors?
4. I am confused between Nissan Qashqai and Kia Optima. Can you advise pros/cons of one over other?
Thanks Anshul Malik
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anshul Malik (Cork) - Thu, 30 May 2019 21:49
Ok, let’s take those one by one. As far as a fair price is concerned, you haven’t given us a year for the car, but I’m going to assume it’s a 2016 model. That would put a fair price, in Ireland, if about €15,000 give or take. There’s no issue buying a UK car that has already been registered in Ireland.
Fuel economy should be fine — you can expect to get around 45-50mpg from a 1.7 Optima.