I have acquired a 2005 Mazda 3 sedan.Its a nice little car, aside from the atrocious amount of rust on it.
The rust originated in the wheel wells, and that's where most of the rust actually is.
Here is some pics of the rust spots.
It has gotten to the bottom, under the doors as well, all the way up to the front wheels on both sides:
This is actually a known problem with this model, mazda offered an extended warranty for it to 6 years, but the original owners never bothered with it.
Here's an article I found that shows the common rust spots for this car and you can see, they mirror my car exactly.
So, My question is this: how much do you think I can expect to spend to get this fixed? It is really bothering me, and I want to get it fixed before snowfall.
I don't want to spend more than $700 tops. I haven't done any mechanical work in the past, so I don't think I should be taking something like this on as a DIY.