Thanks for all the comments, guys. I really appreciate it.
At this point, my wife isn't very interested in the 04 either. The clunking really didn't settle well with her.
The owner of the 2001 just emailed me to see what I think. He said he was going to be parking the car because he'* trying to keep the mileage off of it (psychological denial of watching it roll 100K, I'd assume
). It'll be parked in a garage he said. I'm seriously considering this car. I'm waiting to hear what the Carfax comes back with before we make our final decision.
Plus, Travis has graciously agreed to look at a GXP for me in Montvideo.
Once I hear how that fairs, I'll be in a better position to make a decision.