word of advice - repair manuals were based on new.. they had a NEW car to dissassemble when it was written, 12 years later - we have rust to deal with.. thats not in the manual, anywhere. All I can say is enjoy the car, but deal with the age. My suggestion is to get a rust inhibitor spray and jack up the car and spray the underbody if you want it to last.
I love my 97 - and Im doing my best to see it alive well past my demise.(Im only 36)