The GA'* are not a bad car at all. It'* just the 3100 had a major problem with the LIM gaskets leaking and causing the rod bearings to rust and kill the engine. I've had 2 3100'* and replaced the gaskets on both due to them leaking. That is most likely how the GA you are considering buying died. If you do buy it and get a 3100 for it, please change the LIM gaskets and it will be a great engine after that.