So I got an e-mail from a friend today with some cautions and suggestions regarding car buying that was really helpful. I know nothing about this!
I also called a good friend of mine who has been in school to become a mechanic and asked him to go along with me tomorrow to check out the car since Steve is working (and I don't have any immediate family who are car savvy). He willingly agreed, so I'm glad I'll have him along because he can actually test drive it for me (hopefully) since I'm not quite comfortable driving a stick yet.
Thank you C and J!