My husband bought a 2006 Hyundai Sonata for his son on Sept. 20. It cost $3450 and had 119,600 miles. The car started knocking on October 13 - they checked the oil and it was full. The next day the car started knocking again, then smoke poured out of the car — it had blown a rod. It had been driven less than 1400 miles.
The seller did not offer a warranty but Car Fax indicates the car had 2 previous owners and serviced it regularly.
An engine (used) for this car is $1400 + labor + additional parts like timing chain, etc. is it worth putting the money into the car.