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Old 01-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
Went to check the car out tonight and it's in good shape minus a few small things that I wanted to ask you guys about. The rear windshield heater is corroded, not sure if it still works or not. I'm not very worried about the cosmetics, moreso it if could damage the glass or the seal around the edge and let water in.

The paint isn't bubbling here but I wanted to get a second opinion just be sure that there isn't rust under there. The rest of the paint looked pretty solid for a car that's 28 years old. I couldn't get my phone to focus very well

Last but definitely not least, the driver's power seat isn't working. Is this common at all? What are the chances it's just a fuse?
Defroster wouldn't cause any leaks, no worries there.

Rust would bubble, that looks like thin clear if anything.

As for the seat it could be a fuse, motor, switch or something with the wiring. Being that the car is that old I'm sure it would be relatively easy to diagnose.

It's a 28 year old car, there a one year old cars for sale with more issues than that, if the price is right go for it.

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