I had a NA 1991 SE that rotted away after 25 years, and I know little about cars, so I hope to get some advice from you.
I saw a NC 2007 with 59k miles yesterday and I really want it. 2 owners, the 2nd from 2009. The bodywork is in great condition, one tiny dent and a couple of minor scratches. Interior is very tidy, everything seems to work, engine oil is pale and high level, the Mazda tyre mobility kit is intact and never used. Tool kit, wheel lock nuts and adapter present. Two keys.
Service history isn’t great, about seven documents, most recent was about 800 miles ago. Tyres are worn so I got the price reduced by a little.
HPI is clear, never failed an MOT and only one previous advisory regarding brake pads.
I have a deposit on it, and I will take it to my trusted Mazda dealer for a full inspection and health check after purchase. Will get it cleaned up and undersealed and cavity waxed if necessary. I want a car I can keep for 5-10 years.
BUT! What are your thoughts on the underside? It looks filthy to me, but there doesn’t look to be any bad rust anywhere. I took these pics yesterday. What do you think please? Thank you so much in advance!