thanks for the information. The car has 86,000 miles on it and he says the timing belt has not been replaced. Also, at what point would I need the struts? The car is going to cost $3500 down, plus $1800 to repair the airbag (airbag light is on). Maybe if it's going to need this extra work soon it's not worth it. What about the brakes? How long do they typically last? Lastly, he's got a Spectra with only 67,000 on it for 7K. Maybe that would actually be a better deal, but I really like the rio5 hatchback.
answers to above: brakes, value of vehicle
Thanks for the detailed answer. Maybe he'll go down in price, because with the timing belt it's now a $5700 car which is probably overpriced.Too bad about the airbag--why is that so expensive ($1800)? Anyway, what's an average mileage on the Rio before it's no longer worth fixing?