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 November 11, 2016

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.

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

Overheating

Hello, thanks for writing in. It sounds like the heater core and radiator core may be partly clogged. Have the flow through the radiator checked using a laser pointing temperature probe. If you find the radiator flow through the cores...

My car has a radiator leak and I need to get it to my mechanic

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

My car turned off while driving and check engine light went on,oil,and battery light and after I turn on and it was all fine

After disconnecting the battery in order to service a problem you may encounter stalling or other issues while the computer relearns idle. If you continue to have running issues after a couple days of driving then you will need to...

Oil leaking under car

Hello, if the oil leak is big enough that you see it dripping on the ground, it should be inspected sooner than later to avoid damage. There are three possible sources of an oil leak, the engine, the transmission, and...

Would a chip in the crankshaft make the car a squek and have a burning rubber smell?

Hi there. Typically the symptoms you are describing is caused by a damaged serpentine or accessory belt. The squealing noise is usually caused by the belt being loose or the pulley's that drive the belt being worn out. The burning...

Gear shifter flopping around.

The shifter linkage on these vehicles are known to have shift cable connector ends that brake and fall off of the linkage ball on the shifter mechanism. The fix is to replace the end lock or the cable assembly on...

Window won't roll up on one side

Having as much information as possible is extremely helpful when trying to troubleshoot a window that does not roll up all the way. It appears that someone may have started to diagnose your Accord’s window, since we know a part...

Does my 02 civic have shocks or struts or both?

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Honda Civic. Your car has struts all the way around. There are pros and cons to lowering your vehicle. Make sure that you consider everything before moving forward with this modification!...

ticking at idle

Hi there. The lifters are sticking causing the push rods to be loose and tap on the rocker arms. Put one quart of ATF in the engine oil and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm's. Then change...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Fisherman
What What do anglers look for, specifically, in their vehicles? Lots of room, plenty of cargo space, and sometimes, the ability to handle rough terrain. Some fishermen also want the option of towing a boat. With that in mind, we...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
Vertically Vertically challenged? Hate getting behind the wheel and having to crane your neck to see? There’s nothing wrong with you, but there is something wrong with your car. It might be time to trade it in and take advantage...
What to Look for When Test Driving a Used Car
When When you buy a used car, you should pay close attention to the vehicle to know whether it’s a good deal or not. Ideally, the seller will allow you to take it to a mechanic for a car inspection...