Ive been in the used car market the past few weeks, my car having died recently.. Im not expert, and I figure there are at least a few of you on here who know a thing or two about cars, so Ill throw the details up here and set what you have to say.. The car in question is a 1997 Toyota Corolla, 1.6 litre engine, 101,000 km (62,800 miles or so) automatic. The body is in very good condition, little to no rust and the interior is in great condition as well. The test drive showed the car handled pretty well, accelerated nicely, steered well and the brakes seemed pretty good as well. The transmission seemed to work fine too, switching between Drive, Reverse etc was smooth as well as in motion between speeds. We took it to the garage to get it checked out which is where my question lies. The front pipe of the exhaust is leaking, which is a health hazard as the fumes as entering the ventilation system. The front left shock needs replacing (not the whole thing, but theres a component thats not in the greatest condition). But with shocks, you gotta switch both. The rear sway bar/link kit needs replacing as well. The biggest and most pressing issue however is the gas tank. It is leaking from one of the inner pipes, not a hose. So the whole tank needs replacing, or else I can never put a full tank of gas in. But, who really wants a leaky gas tank? Dangerous? I think so... So, all in all the estimate was given at about 1200$-1500$ (were talking Canadian dollars, not that its a huge difference anyways) worth of repairs to take care of all of the above. My question is, is it worth while going through with this car, knowing what needs to be done? Obviously, my offer would be considerably lower (at the very most, half of what was being asked) to buy the car at this point, unless some kind of deal can be worked out for the repairs. As far as Im concerned, these issues dont make the car UN-DRIVEABLE.. It still drives well, but im aware that any used car is a risk no matter what. I know there are probably cars with less issues than this one out there, but for the negotiated price and the low mileage (which is a key factor to me, being on the road A LOT, doing deliveries and other travelling) this car is appealing above most of the other cars Ive seen. Would you go through with the deal?