Listen to your friends. Friends don't let friends buy Coronado 32's
(unless you are simply looking for a cheap liveaboard.)
Your friends are right, these were worse than mediocre sailing boats of worse than mediocre build quality, sold cheaply 30 plus years ago. Unless this boat had a really knowledgeable owner who maintained and upgraded this boat a lot, it is really not a great boat for a starting sailor, and a more experienced sailor probably would know better than to be interested in a Coronado 32.