Get a mechanic. its 11 years used.
September 22, 2014
bought the 2003 ford ZX2 with 156000. I got what I paid for. after putting another 1/3 of the price I paid for the car back into it I like it. All normal wear-new valve cover gasket took care of the oil smell, new air filter, new plugs and wires(So much corrosion in the coil packs I'm not sure it really needs plugs and wires to run. ford tough), new ball joints kept the front end from self destructing- What would you expect on a high milage car. been using fuel system cleaner additive and a engine cleaner oil additive and the engine vibration is much better. its good on gas and fun to drive. Cheap to maintain. I hope to exceed 200,000 miles on it.