It probably doesn't have a "new" engine, most people won't pay for a "new" (crate) engine for a car with 230k. It probably has a junkyard engine. The trans probably also has 230k on it. I've bought diesel vans with that kind of miles, and medium duty trucks with 600k. But a car..... maybe if it was $400. Generally cars are going to fall apart around 300k. I've seen a car with 310k on the original motor and trans. It belongs to one of my customers. But it is TIRED. And ready to go at any moment.
Depend on what price, if it's cheap and it run good, have mechanic inspected, if good to drive then sure go ahead buy it, worse can happen is car broke down few month later, you just sell them to junkyard for couple of hundred dollars. If you buy car for only 700 dollar, last 6 month, meaning it only cost you less than 100 a month which is a good deal. But who knows, usually if mechanic say car is good shape nothing wrong then should be last at least 3 months or longer.
If mechanic say car is in poor condition and won't last long, offer them 250 bucks for car, what worse if only lose50 bucks if car broke down few days later.
Never. It probably needs brakes, shocks, a arm bushings, steering parts, differential, transmission, radiator, alternator, interior, paint, ball joints, U joints, door hinges, AC compressor,..........and more.
Not from a Christian, they tend to be extremely dishonest and have a well earned reputation for being terrible drivers.
That car of being sold by s Christians probably has a 12 year old engine and has been in multiple smashes and repaired as cheaply as possible.
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Would you buy a car that has 230k miles, but has a new engine?