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Typical northeast undercarriage. As long as the body sheet metal isn't rusting anywhere, it's not a tremendous big deal. What you may find is that working on the suspension may be more difficult with rusted/stuck bolts when you go to take it apart. If the body shell has rust (floors, rockers, etc) then I'd look elsewhere.

If you come down (I'm assuming you're up north) to southern PA or lower, you won't find undercarriages that look like that. What you see is a result of road salt.
 

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Thank you for your response. It is absolutely correct that the car is driven on salty roads. I live in country where importing inexpensive cars results in more taxes then the value of the car.

The car I am looking at has gone 115 000 miles and has changed clutch and rear suspensions. I added some more pics.
 

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Very typical, that's all surface rust pretty much. For that generation the common corrosion issue areas include:

-fuel filler neck
-exposed fuel lines under the left side passenger door
-the shaft on the rear wiper
-I have had my front coil springs snap from corrosion too...
 
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