So the story goes like this. I'm currently looking for a first car and I've spotted an '86 GL that I like. It has some condition issues, mainly the vinyl on the front seats and the clearcoat on the right side of the vehicle, but it's mechanically sound.
-The suspension is solid and feels right
-The car has generally been taken care of, other than never being parked in a garage.
-The engine sounds great and runs smoothly, no clicks. The engine itself was replaced in 2003 (overheated, blew a head gasket it seems.)
-The transmission was solid, it stayed in gear and such and the clutch engaged properly with no slippage
-The interior is a bit dirty but in generally good condition
-Rust is minimal
-The power steering pump is going out, but it's something my friend and I can replace
-The gas cynlinders that hold the hatch open are bad
-The paint on the passenger side is rough to say the least
-The tires are worn and will need to be replaced soon.
-It has 190k miles on it
-Windshield has some cracks
-Cruise control doesn't work
The pics (the ugly?)
I test drove it earlier today and I loved it, however I'm not sure how much to offer. Any thoughts, and any comments about it? (I know about the EA82T's cooling problems.)