I guess this would be an ideal place to ask this question! If not, please direct me to a suitable forum. :) So my question is, I'm going to buy my first car and, ever since I was a kid I fell in love with the 1980 Mitsubishi lancer Ex ( Models go as A172A, A173A, A175A ). The A175A is a turbo and that model is not available where I live. We only have A172/3 models. So I'm finally able to buy one of these beauties. I would like to know answers to the following questions.

1. what would it take to maintain such a car. 
2. what should I have to check before buying it
3. What thoughts you car experts have to say

Please guide me so that I could get my dream car.... :)

  • You might want to be more specific about the maintenance part of your question. Are you looking for things specific to this car, or any car. I suspect the things specific to just the Lancer will be a very short list. Probably none. And the question of what things ever need to be maintained on a car is really too broad for this forum. But lets see if there are some specifics that folks can contribute. There are a lot of really knowledgeable folks in here. And thank you for your contribution to the site! – cdunn Apr 12 '16 at 18:20
  • Some very good general info on buying a used car here: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1463/… – cdunn Apr 12 '16 at 18:23
  • I'm looking for this specific to this car.. And yeah i feel like my question is on the broad side but, to narrow it down i have little idea on car mechanics. To be honest this would be my first car.. So any help will be appreciated. :) – Imesh Chandrasiri Apr 12 '16 at 19:34
  • goto the chat room and talk to some folks in there. They will help guide you on some of the subject matter. Since this is a buying question......it get's the close hammer. Just go here though. chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/340/the-pitstop – DucatiKiller Apr 12 '16 at 20:06