Less than the repair of a N* headgasket is right. It's one of the reasons I hate N* cars. 2.5 years ago I bought my wife's '98 Mark VIII w/16k (how weird is that? And it's white/grey) for $5k. That was another dead person's car. Finding these deals is fun. I apply this to any purchase from a measley (insert something insignificant) to an expensive piece of (whatever). I like to "steal" stuff.The mileage really sinks in with that odometer shot ... yikes, only 16k for $3k.
$3k would pretty much amount to the sales tax on a new one up here!
Hell, you bought the Suzuki for less than the cost of repairing a Northstar headgasket.