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3.2 engine is pretty good engine, Do you know if it has had the all familiar cam bearings replaced yet however?
The problem was, there is an open area in the back of the cam bearing, where water can sit between the rear freeze plug and the block.
The water would collect between the freeze plug and the block, rust the freeze plug out, then rust the cam bearing out, then you get this engine knock.
WAIT never mind, I see it's a 3.2, not a v8. your good, disregard that . I'm sorry.
That vehicle is fairly solid, little lighter on the MPG than advertised. it's kind of a gas hog, suspension components, like sway bar links, and control arm bushings and ball joints tend to fail around that time. The engine is solid provided it has had the oil changes regularly. front brakes tend to last 30-40K. Rear brakes a little longer.
I see you have the 3.2 engine, the 4.4 v8 was the issue on that problem I first stated, if you have 3.2 engine, you don't have to worry about that problem with the rear freeze plug.
You have verifiable service records? They are solid cars, provided they have been maintained of course. How many miles are on it roughly?