Well, I do prefer to have the major systems in the car functioning. And the A/C would be nice to have on hot & humid summer weekends here in the DC area, especially if there's a dog slobbering in the back...on a towel of course.
Color is 'sky blue'.
Decided to just go ahead and take a look at it tonight. If the car is in good/great shape mechanically, it would be a shame to pass on for the A/C. I'll definitely ask about getting it diagnosed/fixed and figuring stuff out from there.