My dear great-aunt Peggy just passed away 2 weeks shy of her 100th birthday. In her garage sits a 1987 Olds Cutlass Ciera with about 19,000 miles on it. I have a 17 year-old son who needs a car to get to high school sports practice - 15 miles each way.
I know nothing about cars, so here’s what I need to know. This car hasn’t really been driven in about a dozen years (maybe more!). Aunt Peggy had a local mechanic come once or twice a year to start it up to charge the battery but I don’t think that had been done in the last couple of years. Obviously, it will need a new battery and it needs new tires, but what else would I need to know about getting it serviceable? Would it be expensive? I’m a single mom and can’t afford a car for him, but Aunt Peggy’s car is available as a gift after I get it towed. I just can’t get into a money pit.
Any info you can provide would be awesome!