Aurelius Posted November 9, 2006 Share Posted November 9, 2006 I went to check out a 1986 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon (1.5l 4cyl 5 speed) someone is offering for sale in my area. Astonishingly, it only has 15,000 miles, and the seller has the original 1986 title. I almost don't believe it, but that's not the issue at hand. Basically, there seems to be a pretty bad rust issue on the underside. There is external rust on the body itself, but nothing major and no through holes. But where what I assume is the rear axle meets the rear tires on both sides, there is a lot of flaky rust that can be knocked off with a finger swipe. I don't know how normal this is, or if it's something that should seriously deter me from buying the vehicle. I live in Missouri now, which is very humid, and will likely be moving to a particularly snowy part of North Carolina within a year. So rust might be more of an issue in these climates than it would be elsewhere. The guy who's selling it said the car may have sat somewhere for some time. I mean, if it only has 15,000 miles, it probably sat somewhere for most of the 20 years it's been around. He bought it from a dealer who told him that there was only one other owner which was an old couple (but they may have just said that, who knows.) I wish I could have taken some pictures, but as I said, the rust was dark, very flaky and gave me a bad feeling. I would love this car, but I don't want to make a big mistake. Any suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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