This 1990 Plymouth Horizon was purchased new in Tulsa by my mother, and used by her to drive the three miles back and forth to work for about a dozen years. It then sat in her garage for a number of years; we'd service it and take it around the block occasionally, but no real driving. About six years ago, I brought it out from Oklahoma to Wyoming. Because of its age, I was hesitant to take it across the country, but it performed great on the highway. It still runs very well in town and on the highway (I used to drive from Jackson to Idaho Falls quite frequently, a distance of 100 miles and over a mountain pass). It had been kept in the garage since last November, with only a few trips around town, but is now parked outside. Service has been maintained; the most recent repair was last year when the rear axle was replaced. Because of the age of the car, and my mom's ownership, I do not have a history of maintenance on the vehicle -- the car is being sold "AS IS", and without warranty of any kind.
1) While reflecting milage of 40,315, the odometer has been broken and stopped at that number for approximately 8 years. Knowing my use, I estimate milage to be under 100,000 miles; if over, it can't be by much. According to mechanics I've spoken with, it is not the milage, but the age of the car that could make it susceptible to future necessary repairs.
2) There is a slow leak of oil into the oil pan; I have it checked for adding oil every 4 months or so.
3) While the air conditioner works nicely, the heat does not. I've been told by a mechanic that it needs a new thermometer, but since I didn't drive it last winter, did not have the repair done.
4) The outside of the vehicle is as pictured; the paint quite oxidized, especially the roof. There is a slight dent on one side of the hood (see photo) from where my mom slid off the road into a ditch during an ice storm. That is the only actual damage to the outside of the car that I know of.
5) The interior of the car is also as shown in the pictures. As you can see, the upholstery is in excellent condition for a car its age; we always kept a blanket on the back seat so it looks practically new. The rear seat rugs are also in great condition. The front seats also look very good, some small stains or creases, but that's it. The driver's rug is quite worn. I've included photos of the inside of all doors, the seats, and carpets. FYI, the interior was vacuumed, but not shampooed, so some of the dirt and staining may be removable -- I wanted to give as true a picture of the condition as possible. As for dirt, my mom used the trunk to haul potting soil and mulch for her garden for many years so there is definitely lots of residue (as pictured) in the trunk. I always kept the trunk floor covered with a blanket, that is included with the car. The 'bad' of the interior is that the fabric on the ceiling is falling apart. I've taped some of it up so it's not on the driver's head, but it really does need to be replaced. I've been advised this a common problem with older vehicles so think a buyer can find someone to do that work fairly easily. The car always has been, and remains, a non-smoking, non-pet vehicle.
6) Re age, the moulding around the doors is in bad shape in several places. I no longer take the car through a car wash as I wind up with a shower also. If living in cold winters, you'll want to replace some of the moulding.
7) Another 'usual' thing about the aging of this particular car is that the rear doors can no longer be opened from the outside; you have to reach in from the front and open. New door handles may solve this. I have previously replaced the door handle to the driver's door, and there is an additional new door handle in the glove compartment that may be utilized in the future.
8) Last, we have rocks galore in Wyoming so windshields are always getting cracks from rocks thrown up by other cars while driving. On this car, the cracks do not limit visibility while driving, but a windshield replacement should also be factored into any restoration.
I can't think of anything else to add at this point, but please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, or with a request for additional photos. I've been completely honest with details about the car as we want the buyer to appreciate the car and continue to take good care of it. My mom passed earlier this year, and because the car was hers, we really wish we could keep it, but none of us has any expertise in the restoration of vehicles. We want you to love the little Horizon and keep it running. It's been known as the "Blue Bullet" and the "Tootmobile", and is just a very cute little car. It's fun driving it as people are always acknowledging the car with waves and compliments, some running down the street after me to ask me about the car. My sisters and I very much want the car to go to a good home, and to someone who wants to undertake the restoration. Come to beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and pick up the car before winter sets in up here! Thank you for your interest.
P.S. Regarding restoration, so far I've not had any trouble finding replacement parts online, but it has been necessary to do that a few times as the local mechanics no longer keep the parts in their shops.