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late model trucks rusting out!
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Post# 1018192   12/16/2018 at 12:36 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

Lately I have noticed quite a few quite recent model pickup trucks rusting out before the plastic headlights start to fog and yellow!-trucks that are only about 5-6 years old-did MFGs give up on rust protection? :)

Post# 1018193 , Reply# 1   12/16/2018 at 13:16 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
here in salt country...

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from casual observation the GM brands seem to fare the worst, followed by Ford, then Chrysler. Toyotas seem somewhat prone as well but maybe not in 4-5 yrs, and Tacomas have had that problem for a while, notably with frames.

Post# 1018358 , Reply# 2   12/17/2018 at 20:48 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

Here in Florida I rarely see rusty cars anymore. It was mostly 80s and some 90s models that did. But I have noticed the Toyota Corolla roofs tend to peel and rust badly from about 2003-2008 models for some reason. Nissans of the mid 2000s seem to have the same issue for some reason on the Maxima.

Post# 1018367 , Reply# 3   12/17/2018 at 21:41 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Florida has the rust problem from the top because of the salty sea, where we get it from the bottom from salt and brine for 4 months on the roads. Maybe March this crap will end. Still snowing here now.

Post# 1018373 , Reply# 4   12/17/2018 at 22:27 by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Queue the Beach Boys, ala,

"I wish they all could be California cars..."

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