i just heard from my mechanic. A rat or something had chewed on some stuff. Two oil gaskets leaking. Serpentine belt is in rough shape. wires to brake and abs sensors and abs module chewed through. replace a couple of things in the cooling system. bad airbag sensor. change all fluids. pcv valve/oil seperator... tune up w/spark plugs and coil packs and a ton of other miscellany including wiper blades, detailing, etc....$1649. He is fixing everything I need minus tires and a top. For a free car, I can handle that. i hope that next time repairs are needed I will be knowledgeable enough to handle it. He said the motor is strong and the suspension is all good!
Last edited by mhopper; 11-19-2012 at 11:54 AM.