Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: He wanted $2900, he came down to $2400. Is it a good deal? Is there anything wrong with this year if Kia cars?

asked by on

Just seeing if a 02 kia spectra ls with 33,000 miles on it is good for 2400 and is there and big problems with these cars

My car has 33000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: When purchasing a vehicle, you want to do a...

When purchasing a vehicle, you want to do a research on the vehicles in that general area and see what the main maintenance problems that the vehicles have. If the seller drops 500 off of the price, then the vehicle is in a good offer. Kelley Blue Book says that the vehicle is in good condition and has a price of $2,830. So, for the year of the vehicle and the price you got it for was better than what its value is. You may want to consider a budget for a maintenance schedule. I would highly you suggest that you have a pre-purchase inspection done by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic. By doing so you’ll gain peace of mind by knowing the car’s overall condition prior to buying it and possibly gain some negotiating leverage. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Not sure what the problem is

Hi there - first thing to check is what problem codes, if any, are being set - whether the Check Engine light is on or not. This will guide you to the real problem, rather than simply swapping in new...

Q: Keep trying or get another

Buying a JDM car, whole - is not something easily done, since cars built for other markets don't necessarily meet U.S. crash and emissions standards. Unless it is a model sold here, it will require Federal DOT certification. You can...

Q: Is this car worth buying?

As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. When a...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.