In my experience. I suggest checking for rust, especially where the floors meet the sills. Also rear calipers are weak. They can sieze up.
Headlight adjusters break off but the engines are prett good.
I have viewed the car earlier today.
As you suggested, rust is resolved as the car has a re-paint.
Overall the car is good...against the price I offer the seller.
Here are what I discovered
-Oil stain seen around engine bay (seller told me it's due to power steering leak)
-Air conditioning malfunction (sometimes it works and sometimes it is not)
-Driver power window malfunction (can't wind up fully)
-Trunk absorbers went missing
-Trunk release button malfunction
-air conditioning blower outlet cracked (located next to the dashboard)
-Speedometer display screen little fade off
- engine is good and still roaring
- gear shifting is smooth
- exhaust still good
- lights all are working
Noticed the steering is a bit hard...it's a hydraulic system?