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Originally Posted by jwasbury View Post
How was the test drive?

Just a reference point for people to see that rust does not necessary indicate that a car was driven on salty roads. There are nooks and crannies on these cars that will trap rain and wash water and after decades it can lead to rust.
Test drive is Tuesday. We are going for a 250km trip to Whistler and back.

This is exactly the kind of rust this car has. Stone chips and trapped water from a car wash. The battery tray, torsion bar mounts, bolts under the car all look California car good.

The owner told me that during the first decade he drove his BMW instead whenever there was rain. Forget the salt.

Now there was a brief period of time where he drove it year round because he just wanted to have fun, but we don't really salt much up here. Some years we get less snow than Seattle and Portland. I would say we get salt 10-15 days a year and it's very light. We also get a LOT of warm rain year round to wash it away. White salty roads are brief if they even occur.
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