Needs a couple of things done to it - in the shop now.
Timing chain & CV joint.
Will this vehicle be one that will give me a measure of independence and freedom?
Or will it become a money pit?
Will it be truly road worthy?
Or just something else to sit and be used as storage?
I hope it works well for me, and serves me for a long time to come.
May the reports that I have read on durability and reliability be the truth I get to live with in this vehicle.
I think it is a pretty car.
I am holding my thoughts and emotions in check best I can, until it gets out of the shop, I get a chance to clean it up, and then I get to drive it around and get used to it.
I am going to do as Rick always suggested - drive it around town for a little while, then take a couple of 1/2 day trips, later a day trip - all before taking it on a "road trip".