I’m in the market for a new car and looking to buy used. A used Prius is ideal and I found a 2005 Prius for sale by the second owner of the car. He has all the paperwork in order and is asking well within my price range. It seems like a great deal.
My only real concern are some rust spots. Would a rusty hole on the side bottom by the wheel be enough to make you reconsider buying the car? I don’t care much about aesthetics.
There is some rust underneath as well. I feel like these photos are taken so close they sort of blow the rust issue out of proportion.
I’d really like to buy this car, but have to know first what kind of issues might this rust cause down the line? What can I do to prevent it from rusting further?