I won the bid at $800
The car has over 240k miles on it. The owner said they've done routine maintenance checks. The sticker in the windshield tells me as much. The Plastic intake looks like it was replaced... All the bolts around and on the intake has been removed at least once. I asked about it and they told me they were the second owners and didn't touch the intake.
Now for the bad.
The car has a dent in the back quarter panel where the guys wife backed up into a pole. One reason they let it go so cheap. Here's a pic;
Also the car has a nasty misfire! it shakes the car like the transmission is slipping when driving.. at least I hope its not the transmission.
With the hood open and car idling I can see the engine shake like one of the spark plugs are not firing, also you can hear misfire through the muffler. So I bought a whole 8 COPs online(should have them next week) and Autolite sparkplugs non-platinum, just regular plugs .
Do you guys think I diagnosis this right?