When I first got my car, knowing I would probably have to put some money into it to get it running well. Left wheel bearing had to be fixed, antifreeze leaking, spent about $500 repairing some things to fix that, new tires, which I knew needed it, so of course that expense, and some brake work which I did myself. Had to have the clutch fixed along with a new starter which was all chewed up ($900).
I only paid $3900 for this car and figured a thousand here or there to get it in good condition, however after putting in all the money I'm not intending on parting ways with it. It's a good little car.