Originally Posted by dcstep
I own. The car is designed to handle salt. Just wash the underside regularly and then very thoroughly in the spring. I expect to keep mine ten to fifteen years, as I usually do, and don't think that a little salt will ruin those plans.
theres many reasons for someone like you to worry then, whos keeping there cars for 10-15 years:
1. Little Salt? I live in the GTA area, they use a lot of salt here!
2. Congested City - leads to higher chances of accidents! especially with the Gardiner, 401 and major regional highways we have around toronto!
I know even in summer there is a lot of cars on the road, but there is less chances of some idiot who makes a miscalculation and crashes into your new m3
3. If you drive a vert, its a fact over time the seals in the roof will start to detoriate and the car will develop wind noises and creaks...as per the shop foreman at my dealer.
So in the end if i have a second car to drive why not?
I rest my case