I'm guessing this will have happened to a fair few people... When you buy a car, everything sounds ok, all the stuff that they say needs to be done is do-able (i.e rust and rocker cover gasket)... Then you go and see the car, and it's still looking pretty good, drives nice etc.. sold as seen you buy it... Get it back to yours, take it to your garage... The car is fucked.. completely fucked... Now needed: New rocker cover gasket New starter motor New alternator New shocks and springs New clutch and various surrounding clutchy bits etc... the list goes on. and on.. and on Not happy at all. Rant over.