I'm confused... you have the car but you're not paying him for it or you're not paying the amount he wanted?
I would visually check to see where the wheel is rubbing - easy enough to do. Just looking in the well you can see if a water shield is loose or something. Does it look like the car has sustained any front end damage? What size tires are on the car right now?
With that many miles I'd assume the car's clutch has been replaced but you never know. They tend to start going out in the 75,XXX range.
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