opinions on buying used 2017 Niro Hybrid
Over the past 3 months, I have been helping my girlfriend with her search for a small "CUV" type vehicle.
The short list became the Crosstrek, Kia Soul, Mazda CX5, Hyundai Kona and lastly the Niro.
We recently came across a used touring with less than 5,000 miles. It drove really well but I did note a bit more road noise than a new EX with the skinnier 16 inch tires vs the Touring model's 18 inchers. Girlfriend didnt seem to mind the difference as we still averaged 47 mpg over our 40 min test drive.
This Niro has all my gf's wish list (sans AWD), Moonroof, XM, heated seats and a backup camera with both articulating and fixed lines on the back up camera. The 8 inch screen is really nice and Apple Car Play worked flawlessly.
The 2017 appears to be a base Touring (w/Nav) as it doesn't have:
a rear charging port, autonomous braking, Lane keep assist or the Advanced Cruise control.
The 2018 seems to add most of the missing features as standard.
The dealer is asking $24,000 as they have had it on their used lot for over 90 days
What's got us a little concerned is because this would be a "non- certified" car, so the dealer believes that KIA would only warranty the hybrid components (battery, inverter, etc...) for only the balance of the bumper to bumper 5 year/60k mile wrranty. This would only leave us with just under 4 full years.
I've priced an 18 Niro with her wish list of sunroof and heated leather seats and its a bit more than 27, 000 for a new one.
What is everyone's opinion of the lack of 10 year warranty (or the balance of most cars 8 year hybrid warranty that most other hybrids offer)?
Other thoughts would be appreciated as well!