Anything you will spend on a mechanic check before you buy a used car, will always be less then what I spent...
Yep, "coming in hot" does not work out to well when buying a used car.
Long story short, I thought I found a good vehicle, drove it home from St. Louis, MO, had it checked out, it didn't pass inspection, drove it back to St. Louis yesterday.
I am out 2 plane tickets and paid for the mileage used on the car.
Anyway, special thanks to Robbie and Barry for taking a look at it for me and all of you that I called when I was enroute both ways.