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A Used Kia Soul Is a Cheap, Fun Alternative to a Normal Car

If you’re interested in a used car that won’t cost much, you probably know your options are limited to the usual dull stuff — compact sedans, midsize sedans and maybe a few popular small SUVs. Nothing in this price range is usually very exciting, but these vehicles do offer simple transportation to bring you from point A to point B.

However, there are a few cars that are a bit more interesting, and one of them is the Kia Soul.

Yes, the Kia Soul, the car that was popularized by the television commercial with hamsters enjoying it. It was different from other cars then, and that pitch still rings true today. The Soul is cool, it’s hip, it’s fun and used ones are cheap. They’re also an excellent alternative to the usual cheap used cars, which can be rather boring.

And just how cheap is a used Soul? Right now on Autotrader, there are nearly 900 examples listed for less than $8,000 — and there are around 80 for under $5,000. This means that finding one under $5,000 could be tough, but there’s a huge market between $5,000 and $8,000, which is a great price point for a used vehicle, as many shoppers will end up putting down roughly that amount.

The Soul is, indeed, a good car option for people with that budget, and it’s also a bit more exciting and unusual than a lot of cars out there. For instance, the styling is pretty cool, and it stands out. There’s also the fact that the Soul is more practical than its rivals — cars like the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic, which typically have normal car trunks instead of a large cargo area like the Soul.

For these reasons, I think the Soul is a great used buy, and I highly recommend it to shoppers who are looking for a cool used car on a tight budget. Find a Kia Soul for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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