i discovered my 2007 honda accord (6cyl.) needs a new timing belt around 105k miles. iam bloody mad and want buy another honda. what about toyota 4cyl's/ chevy cruz/ ford focus/ or what is ure suggestion on this. which 2011-12 should i buy? (4cyl's only) must i step up to a 6cyl. re: this issue.
does the chevy cruz have a metal timing belt on 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
by acehigh in Kingsville, TX on December 23, 2010
ANSWER by Jim Taddei on December 30, 2010
Most manufactures are converting to metal timing chains instead of fiber belts. The best way to find out if the car you are interested in has a timing belt or a timing chain would be to ask the parts department at the dealer for the vehicle you are interested in.