I know nothing about cars but I was planning to purchase a certified pre-owned 2012 Mazda 3 (one owner, no apparent accidents) with about 45K miles on the car. We took it to an independent mechanic today and he said while the car is in immaculate condition, it has a low battery. We’ve just come off ownership of two consecutive cars with problems after problems and I’m trying to find a car that isn’t a money pit.
Is it just a question of replacing the battery and everything will be fine or is the battery condition an indication that there may be other issues with the car?
Would this be an issue that would cause you to hesitate on purchasing?
Should I walk away?