The oil pressure sounds fine. It, and most gauges, stay about in the middle for proper working order. Of course the pressure will be higher when it is cold until the car warms up.
If the Anti-Freeze ahs not been serviced I cannot stress how important a full flush and even a pressure test with a new thermostat and cap is.
I have seen so many customers lose cars even when they have changed oil, but neglected to change anti-freeze every 2 years or 60,000 miles. It can lead to a head gasket failure or even a full engine rebuild.
So, it sounds like you have a good thing, just don't let any of the service items get overlooked as they are all very important and can lead to major repairs.
A thousand dolars in maintenance will save a thousand dollars in repair.
I believe we have an article that does the math in the coolant section.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 4:11 AM