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Hyundai and Kia Forum: Interested in a 2003 FWD 5SPD, with rusty undercarriage
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:41 PM
dirtysneakers dirtysneakers is offline
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Default Interested in a 2003 FWD 5SPD, with rusty undercarriage

Hi there,

I'm not super good with cars yet, so I wanted to ask your folks' opinion.

[URL="https://picasaweb.google.com/118434255280239104644/SantaFe?authuser=0&feat=directlink"]My big concern is the rust on the undercarriage.[/URL] It's lived its whole life in salt belt states. It's not under the recall, and it's was built in July 2003 (according to CarFax) so it's not covered under the settlement.

I'm curious to know whether this is an okay amount of rust or should I be worried? And is there something I can to do help it? The dealer put a coat of sealant on after these pictures, when I brought it up.

And one more concern. I've noticed the suspension seems a bit bouncy. Is this normal? The main cars I've driven are sedans, so it just might be a difference of exprience.

Thank you for the help.
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