Originally Posted by fuddyduddy121
One of the keys to keeping an automobile in excellent condition is regular maintenance. Another is repair. A car becomes undesirable as you let many of the small things accumulate. Some small things require more repair effort than others, however in my opinion the alternative is worse.
What he said.
Besides, at this point you don't even know what the problems _are_ yet; it could be something as simple as a broken or disconnected vacuum line somewhere. You even have a computer that'* trying to _tell_ you what the problem is; get the error code out and you'll have a much better idea of where you stand.
Is there an Auto Zone or someplace like that near you that can get the error code(*) out for free?