Well, I am looking around for an old car (not too old) between 2000-2005. What should I focus on when I am purchasing an old car? For those that have experiences purchasing old cars, are there are specific things you looked out for? It's an interesting experience buying an old car. Each car has it's own issues and you don't know what the owner is hiding. As you know, some people can be darn honest, but others are unbelievable liars.