Naw...there are those out there that know a lot more about this car than I. GMTECH, Tomato Soup, Rob the Elder...many more I can't think of because I just woke up...
Yeah I would have mentioned them too, as part of the group of people who know. You and strungjoe comment a lot here, more than those owners, but each has their own perspective view on the Kappa. They offer a unique experience with long term knowledge of what to look for IF "this or that" goes wrong with your Kappa. I always find an answer to my concern about my car, with comments/solutions from the Master Jedi's. It's that Darth Vader guy you have to watch out for!!!
Ha.. would you have rather me, put you two in the " non-finest members" category? lol
So the OP looks like he has found a good one. Water pump replacement is done. Test drive is done, see permagrin attached to OP's face. He's hooked.
Davhamm brought up the cracked fenders, and they " are " expensive to fix. Just breath on them, and it is $1,000 bills for OEM replacement, less if you do it yourself? The liners are cheaper and easier to fix. This model " can be " expensive to fix/repair/maintain. You could go on and on... See Rob the Elder list of what to look for or watch out for. The 10 commandments of the Kappa. The brake booster issue, ah limp load light, the rear end problems, the Top mech/fabric something to think about before the purchase. The excitement after the test drive, clouds one's mind, and sound reasoning with, " I have to have it now" theory. Who am I.. to argue that fact!
Good luck with the purchase. Better start now... practicing in the mirror, of how to wipe that silly grin off your face, before seeing co-workers at the office. Why is this guy smiling so much? Something must be wrong with him? He doesn't look right, should we tell the boss? Nobody smiles that much, oh really? You must not know about the Kappa my friend. Here.. I know a "few" guys, that will set you right about the Kappa.