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88 5kcst

On the face of it, this sounds like an excellent value. Three
notes of caution. The car really needs a 5-speed manual to
realize it's performance potential.  Nor is the automatic
particularly robust yet very costly to replace. (Is this the
original tranny?) Secondly, depending on your frame of
reference and your tolerance for stuff being broken, the
type 44 cars can be very expensive to maintain.  My guess
is that even if this car is in nice condition, you could spend
an additional $1300 or the equivalent of your time over the
next 12 months. And again the next 12 months. And ...
Lastly, that "exhaust gasket" is likely to be a cracked EM.
Check it out.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq

On Tue, 11 Aug 1998 23:00:10 -0700, Paul R Anderson wrote:

>I'd like some feedback on this one.
>I have the opportunity to buy this car
>88 5kcst
>new radiator
>needs 1 exhaust gasket
>needs water pump
>121,000 miles
>flawless int and exterior, no dents.
>Is this a "jump at it", "buy it", or "think about it"?