I am about to buy a '96 Saturn SC from someone, and he is letting me test drive it for a few days before I decide to buy or not. I took it in to a mechanic today who tested it out, found a few repairs that needed to be done, but nothing major. After getting it back from the mechanic I noticed a low pitched noise every time I put in the clutch to shift. It sounds like something is spinning at high revs then slowing down.
Is this something I should be concerned with? The mechanic took the car for a test drive and didn't mention anything about it, but I'm certain the noise did not start until after I got it back from the mechanic.
The car has 133,000 miles, and I think it has the original clutch in it still. I will ask the owner when I see him on Monday. He is asking $1,900 for the car which I think is a good deal, it is in great condition except for a few minor things. Thanks