Well Im not sure if that age of car has an ODB connector but if so you can easily attach a reader to it and check on the status of a few key things. An experienced mechanic will also be able to visually check certain things and will know from experience whats likely to show signs of going first.Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202712
The car WAS a decent car in its day yep (in my opinion anyway!) and superficially looks to have been taken care of reasonably for its age but yah know, it's a grand because of the mileage :/ Now how BAD that mileage is, depends on the "kind of miles" it did ;-) and how it was treated.
A well cared for one would not be at the end of its useful engine life even with that many miles but one that's been ragged would have been lucky to make it that far.