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 , 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.