When I bought the car it had a burnt valve, and because of that it would idle in reverse or drive. The head gasket is a problem, but the engine is hard to hurt. It can pull a 1,000 pound trailer with 500 pounds of equipment. When you work the problems out due to age. It's a nice car.
Gas mileage, ride comfort, handling, pulling power.
Head gasket, transmission, guages, passenger seat belt.