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#1: 10-19-2013, 05:45 AM
Should I be worried?
 
 dazzyb
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I have the opportunity to buy a low miles (<30k) 2008 Outback XT Manual 5 speed. I've been looking for one for a while but there's very few about. The car looks and drives great but when I had it inspected the mechanic pointed out what he called 'light surface rust' on the frame and that the car looked like it had lived near the ocean (it had) but didn't seem too concerned about it. So I made an offer, haggled for a bit and then the seller accepted.

Then I got the pictures from the mechanic and began to worry. He's not available this weekend so I cannot ask him - hence this forum post. I haven't paid for this car yet (I have until Monday) and can still pull out. From what you see below, on a 2008 car with <30k miles, should I be worried about this rust? My biggest fear is if this is what I can see, what else is there that's hidden. Bear in mind that I want to keep this car for a while, use it as a daily driver and probably take it to stage 2 fairly soon.

Thanks for any advice.

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