Do what feels right to you..... also that combination is probably the least expensive to buy parts for. ever. anywhere. Now do you think it has what you are looking for. Take it for a drive and feel it out. get the thing checked out by a trusted mechanic.
Thanks so much for the reply. I’m doing all this solo and trying to figure out all the ins and outs has been intimidating to say the least, but this site has been my go to for encouragement and so much information and given me the courage to undertake this journey