Originally posted by stevebfl
If you look at a car as the sum of all parts (repair risk), your estimate is too low. There are plenty of text telling one how much to expect to pay per year. .
Oh, no I know from reading on here how much to expect to spend per year and that number has a big range. I printed all those messages from before. I was just asking about initial spending....... I have taken into consideration that annual maintainance / repair costs.
Thanks for the heads up on the a/c.
I am going to call the dealer today to see how much they charge for the prepurchase inspection. I might check a local shop or two, but don't know of references on any local shop, so the dealer is the safe bet, unless they (Bill Ussery - Coral Gables) are going to charge an exhorbitant amount to do so.