i am student looking to buy a 1998 mitsubishi mirage for my commute. It has about 120k miles. I dont know too much about cars but when I went to look at the car, I found that the engine looked like it had oil and a little bit of dirt on it which was wiped away. And also when I looked underneath the car I noticed dirt and oil clumped everywhere. Im assuming this is from a previous oil leak that wasnt cleaned properly. As I was inspecting the bottom a bit more for any leaks, I found a couple wet spots but it wasnt actually dripping. So I am guessing the owner had the leak fixed.
Thats pretty much as detailed as I can describe it because I dont know the actual parts I saw the wetness underneath the car.
my question is, from your experience, is this wetness a major problem that will cost an arm and a leg to fix or is it something minor that would not be much to fix (i.E. Couple hundred dollars)
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 AT 8:35 PM