I want to buy a Kia Rio, 1.2 CVVT Active, Petrol, 2014, 5-door It has engine noise which the seller says is due to many kms . Its done 277,000 km. The engine noise is not a rattle and scraping. The car sounds like a mild diesel when it starts cold. The seller says they got a check for the noise by a mechanic who put “doctor gizmos on his ears and listened.” He confirmed it, says the seller. The seller also says they bought it with the noise 18 months ago,
Buy at your own risk. Wasn’t like that from the factory so that means something is worn. May last 10 minutes or 10 years like that. No warranty means out of pocket when it goes. Seller may be telling you the truth of what they believe but I do not think it is worth the risk unless they are selling it so cheap that you wouldn’t have to ask.