Well since I got this car Nov. 02 from a dealer that was not sure of its past, I was concerned about the car's condition.
My first oil change proved to me that the car had some engine problems that needed to be fixed before anymore driving went on. I have since then had to rebuild the motor from the ground up.
I had to resize the rods and crank, being that whoever had it before me didn't maintain oil changes on the car. I also put new gaskets, rings, bearings, alternator and TLC into my engine. The manifold was cracked (which was possibly part of the problem) so I replaced that with headers. After this $1,300 and 3 month rebuild process, I got my car running like a kitten again. Only to drive it 300 miles and find that the transmission needs repairing now (new 4th and 5th gears, synchronizers, + much more).
I am not sure yet what this is going to cost me, but it is well worth it in my eyes!