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      09-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by Killerfish2012 View Post
If you live down south then I can understand this logic. However in states that have snowfall, all that salt after just one season, will rust up all the metals in your stang. You will see it, when you take your car in for service, and they lift it up. If ford wants to sell a mustang for 36K (loaded GT), then just swap out the engine, and sell it for 47 (loaded Boss), and even 80K (GT500) respectively, then you have to plate those metals, or even better, cover them up...

This is incorrect. There isn't a manufacturer selling cars in the U.S. that has rust problems. And by rust problems, I mean rust that will cause the car to have any actual problems, even here in the northeast.

Unscrupulous dealers still sell undercoating to ignorant customers, but any automotive authority (even Consumer Reports, ferchrissake) says don't worry about rust.

Look, I'm all for an elegant undercarriage, but it just ain't needed.

Bruce