hi all im a newbie on here will add into intro section later

Interested in Buying a mk3 Mondeo that ive seen advertised its had a prank on front and the damage resulting is the headlight is cracked and wing slightly dented , the car is a 2 hour drive from me so asked a freind of mine who live near the car to have a look friday ( which he's planning to do ) the owner has emailed me and said the steering is heavy on it ( i was wondering if the belt may have slipped off or snapped ? ) also petrol dripping from pipe near petrol tank ?

Is there any comman fault on these that my friend should check for me before making a deal ?
The car also has full service history up to 2007 and tax till sept 09

Any advice would be aprechiated

Gareth ;)