1990 Coupe water under Spare wheel & Drivers Side

I'm looking at purchasing an Audi Coupe 1990, however a small amount of water is getting into the sides of the boot. The rear light cluster look like they have been removed and resealed with white silicone.
As the tailgate is still leaking is this something that should stop me buying the car? This is the second car I have seen with this problem, is it very common?
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Robert, Fairly common - as the sealant around the taillights gets old, some water can get in. The water will also rust the taillight fixtures - leading to all sorts of electrical hijinks. The best solution is to go to an Automotive Paint place and get a tube of Urethane sealant, remove the taillights, clean the old sealant off and use the urethane. If the present owner is using a Home Depot solution to the leak, maybe you should take a closer look into the care of the car (ie - oil changes, engine compression, what type of oil filter are they using, if there's a K&N air filter in....). It might also have been in an accident, breaking the seal around the light (or necessitating its replacement). Cheers! Steve Sears 1987 Audi 5kTQ 1980 Audi 5k 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes (SPAM Blocker NOTE: Remove SHOES to reply)

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