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I'm going to look at a '96 Cavalier tomorrow for my potential winter beater.

The car is super cheap, AC, Auto, 200kms, 4 door (cheap insurance), safetied, runs nicely.

One problem the owner told me about is that it overheats as it is. The fan works, but it overheats. It could be a thermostat problem, but if its not - how significant could this problem be?

Besides things like battery, tires, brakes - what other things should I look into?

Would a compression test be worth my while?

Unfortunately its currently not on the road, so I won't be able to drive it tomorrow to check things like tranny and what not.

Thanks in advance.
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