Well, looks like I'm almost ready to join you folks. Next Monday, I've tentatively agreed to buy an '01 with 89K miles on it for $23.5K. I basically used the newbie 100 guide to check it out and it's in very near-perfect condition with only two very minor scratches on the front bumper and the cargo area could stand a bit of vacuuming and cleaning. The underbody all looks normal; no drips or leaks and the engine compartment looks almost new. Synthetic oil has been used since new and it rides like a dream. Is there anything else I should be checking? I usually like to have all the fluids changed or flushed and I'll probably get the 90K service done and change the timing belt, water pump, etc. right away if for nothing else but peace of mind. Am I being paranoid or is this all a good idea? Can anyone recommend a good independent shop in the Bay Area, CA or should I just take it into the local Toyota dealer in San Francisco to have the services done? The previous owner had the dealer take care of the services for the first couple of years and then switched to a independent shop for the last year or so. Thanks for any input.