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If you think doing that list sounds expensive, wait until you break a few of the things on that list for not having done them as preventative maintenance. A timing belt goes, and you'll REALLY see the value. If you don't know that its been done yet, you should just do it. All of that stuff is basically on the front of the engine, so they're going to 'be there' to do it anyway - and that combines the labor cost down quite a bit. If you can't pay it all at once and the mechanic will take payments, go for it - you'll likely still pay a lot less than if you suffer one of those failures.

Also, since you mention coolant, check for head gasket leakage. If you haven't perused around here much yet, you may not know its a common thing. That's another situation where you spend on it now, so it won't cost you lots later.

Once all that is taken care of, just change your oil and other very basic maintenance and you should be golden for about as many miles as are on the car now.
 
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