I think 7/10 cheap cars you get on CR is going to be a money pit. Just find something that you know you can work on and get it for as low as the guy will sell it. Suspension stuff to me is no biggie, it's rust and leaks and electrical gremlins. Also I wouldn't say no to salvage title vehicles IMO.
We haven't had any problems out of our kia rio, low resale value could put you in one pretty easy. Only thing I've done is the timing belt and pan fluid change for the auto transmission. But Jessie got it new in college.
I'd jump on this no second thoughts.