Advice on getting rid of a vehicle?

Asked by Feb 24, 2016 at 01:59 AM about the 2006 Kia Spectra Spectra5

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 2006 Kia Spectra5. The timing belt broke on it last week as I was driving down the road. I had the belt replaced, and it did indeed bend the valves.  So the engine still needs work obviously. The vehicle has brand new tires on it and I don't want to just chuck it at a salvage yard.  It has almost 196,000 miles on it and until this happened, it ran great. Can anyone offer suggestions on getting rid of this vehicle with it's engine problems without me losing money since I just put a $570 set of tires on it? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

1 Answer

75,515

Either find some junk tires to put on, or put the hole car up for sale with the blown motor, and ask $600-$800 for it. Or both.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Kia Spectra Experts

  • #1
    Christina Ruggiero
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    Jeffrey Foster
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    Todd Warnke
    Reputation
    220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Optima
477 Great Deals out of 32,718 listings starting at $2,450
Used Kia Rio
83 Great Deals out of 7,072 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sportage
273 Great Deals out of 18,847 listings starting at $1,795
Used Kia Sorento
490 Great Deals out of 31,916 listings starting at $2,699
Used Toyota Corolla
905 Great Deals out of 60,604 listings starting at $850
Used Hyundai Elantra
628 Great Deals out of 51,680 listings starting at $1,780
Used Honda Accord
1,110 Great Deals out of 66,548 listings starting at $561
Used Hyundai Sonata
839 Great Deals out of 55,100 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
966 Great Deals out of 91,223 listings starting at $300
Used Mazda MAZDA3
392 Great Deals out of 26,874 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Civic
709 Great Deals out of 65,185 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Sedona
187 Great Deals out of 7,771 listings starting at $2,777
Used Ford Focus
759 Great Deals out of 57,656 listings starting at $1,150

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.