I sure appreciate the advise, as does my friend. I didn't get to look at it last night, so I think he's going to have it towed to my mechanic. Hopefully it will be something fairly minor. This car is really a neat one. Silver, blue cloth, manual seats, euro lamps, low mileage. I may try to buy it when he gets ready for a new car...
88 BMW E32 735i (make it go away)
95 Volvo 960 "Inga" (valve problems)
95 Nissan Maxima (the indestructible)
89 Ford Ranger XLT (ugliest truck in the South)