Imagine someone showing up to buy your car with a 5 page check list lol
Its in my price range, i sold my car for 8000 and i have 1500 of my own cash monay,So you want this car? but it's got a sketchy owner? I say go for it...I mean if it goes bad we can all just say "We told you so..."
If it's out of your price range, why are you even considering it? A limit is a limit...
Edit- seems like they are just distant they dont hate eachother. He cares a lot about the car. He said dude if you dont buy it its fine ill get it shipped to me, and he didnt put any money into the car previous owner did. Ill see what happens today i found a shop to inspect it.buying from sketchy owners can be good & bad. I wouldnt suggest doing the inspection yourself though... If his brother is showing you the car, etc, and all they do is bitch at eachother - sounds like they have other issues in their lives, and the car isnt necessarily top priority. It may have been #1 when he threw money at it in parts, but either got bored of teh car (i.e. you and the viggen), and just doesnt really give a shit anymore.
And honestly (without being a dick) their situation, sounds a lot like yours, minus the pissy brother. You got sick of the car, didnt really give a shit anymore what happened to it, just so long as it sold. Right? So, get it inspected by a professional, and maybe you can pull off a sweet car that some guy just got bored with.
Edit: ewww... didnt see the part about trans issue. Nevermind. pass.