| 1. Parts - I know everything will be more expensive than a domestic. How painful will it be, for stuff that generally goes out, like the alternator, brake pads, stuff like that. |
Its not that hard at all. you just need to have some tools. I havent done any of that stuff to my car yet, but will soon, so Ill keep you updated. you might want to ask MrM3 or Fox about that more indepth tech stuff, but changing brake deals and such shouldnt be too hard.
The asking price is very good, my car has 205k, and I got it for 5k, but aught it with 195k.
The seats are the usualy, they will most likely have wear, which they do, so dont freak. that price is a very good price to ask for. and you shouldnt have too much trouble maintaining it. though, when you buy it, its always good to do a new tensior blet and radiator and water pump, and possibly new rear shock mounts and new front upper strut bearings.
and for your seats, take them to a local leather or refurbishing company, and they should have sprays and such you can use to restore your leather instead of buying new seats.
iS seats are really good. they hold and have a good sporty feel to the, so id suggest keeping them, mine are worn, but my car came with these seat covers, that to me, dont look half bad.
Sounds like a good deal to me. Id go for it, but some pics might help us out some too.
And im glad that my thread helped you out.