Well not new, but its my first and I have alot of questions, google showed me here. It needs a fair bit of cosmetic work, its got some bumps and dings, needs new paint, the front two seats are ripped and theres no radio, but the engine works for now so its what I really need. My big problem, however, is the engine, it needs new spark plugs really bad (kinda surprised it started up) and new belts and a full oil change plus whatever else I find. I was just wondering, is this car going to be forgiving of a newbie trying to do some of that with the help of friends who know about cars? I figured I would do the belts and oil change no problem but the spark plugs, would I be better off buying some and having a mechanic install them or would it be ok to try it myself. I dont know if anyone has any experience with auto parts in Georgia (I am right on the border with Florida) but if you do, I could really use a ballpark estimate of costs. On an almost unrelated side note, the car had no tags or insurance on it since I bought it from a mechanic and not a dealership, and untill I get paid on monday I wont be able to get the insurance and drive it to my house down the road a ways, he offered to keep it parked there out of the way, I appreciate it but I cant stop this nagging feeling something bad is going to happen, or he will mess with it. Am I being paranoid or did this happen with alot of peoples first cars? Lol.