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KIA Magentis (2000–2005)

Last updated 1 September 2016

Stacked with kit and very cheap to buy. V6 makes a pleasing sound and is a decent drive.
Early cars better looking. Facelift had the opposite effect. Some suspect quality plastics and trim.
Updated 13 January 2003

For 2003 the Magentis got a new look, better refinement and a smaller, more economical 134bhp 2.0 litre four cylinder engine option. Prices now: 2.0LX £11,995; 2.0LX 4-speed auto £13,195; 2.5SE...

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The 2001 Kia Magentis is a big, five-seater 166bhp V6 air-conditioned saloon with ABS and alloys for £12,995 on the road. Well, obviously, I had to check it out.

As you can see, it's not bad looking either. There's a bit of Mitsubishi about it, a hint of Honda Accord, and something of the BMW 3 Series, but nothing startling or strange

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