Use this UsedCars.biz handy checklist when you are inspecting a used car. If some of the items below seem too “picky” for you, skip them: but remember that little annoyances today can grow into huge disturbances tomorrow.
_____Look for unmatched paint or poor body fit (may indicate collision damage).
_____Check for body filler (use a refrigerator magnet on suspicious spots, unless body panel is not made of metal to begin with).
_____Look for rust all around, especially at wheelwells, under doors, in trunk.
_____Musty smell or dampness in trunk may indicate collision damage. Read more . . .