So just bought a 92 Mazda protege and it had standing water in the trunk and the trunk gutters are rusted like crazy and even spots around the rear glass have bad rust spots. When it has rained all the floor was getting wet so I have fixed the rust holes in the trunk gutters and siliconed the taillights but I haven’t had any more rain yet. I am just wondering is this a typical issue with this model or what?
On the other hand, someone’s Grandmother once observed (in regard to relationships) that “there is a lid for every pot”.
If the OP wants to resell it, he has to find a buyer who is willing to overlook some potentially serious problems.
Going forward vacuum the leaves from that area in the rear, and the similar area under the hood in the front, every time you change the oil & filter. It’s a good time to lube the trunk and hood hinges and latch mechanisms too.
Edmunds shows a private sale value in rough condition of 808 dollars and only someone who is card carrying insane would pay that much for it.
This one sounds like it belongs in the “Damaged” category which means major mechanical/body repairs needed, safety may be compromised, and may take significant work to pass safety or emissions inspections.
Outstanding condition (meaning near perfect in every way) is worth 1800 dollars and it will take countless times that amount to reach that aspirational goal.