Strangeness on the road

Discussion in 'Other Manufacturers' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    Now, that's a perfectly plausible explanation right there... It could be the owner of the pizza place.
  2. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Yeah-the owner-plausible

    But,Would a pizza delivery place owner-with those narrow margins-put that kind of money in a vehicle like that?
    Do you guys in Minn use salt on the roads??
    I just can't picture putting $60,000 into fancy sheetmetal in a snowy-salty-place.
    But-yeah-expensive vehicles sell in salt road places-so maybe
    The owner-yeah-makes sense
    $1200/mo car for pizza delivery-probably owner.
  3. CRT1

    CRT1 Newbie McNewbster

    We salt the roads in in MA and there are a ton of $60,000+ vehicles around here. We get a lot of rain/snow/sleet storms which in my experience are worse for traction than a straight up crisp winter snow dump.

    Modern vehicles seem to last forever regardless. I had one rust spot on my '97 Civic after 14 years, but only because and ex-GF cut a corner and scraped the fender on a parked plow-blade. The repair was not done correctly.
  4. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Plenty of salt on the roads here.

    Some people have a more expensive vehicle for non-winter duty and a "beater" for winter driving.
  5. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Yeah-good points.
    My 98 Suburban has had a driver's side leak for at least 5 years.
    Water literally pools-and sits in the little "canal" on the edge of the door
    and it sits in the wet padding carpet
    -ZERO rust!!all that water-zero rust-but paint is intact of course
    The paints are sooo good now that if they are intact-these vehicles
    don't rust!

    On the other hand-I bought a 2001 Prizm(corolla clone) in 2003-it came from a dealer in New Jersey with just 3 years and 12000 miles of lease service.
    EVERY EVERY metal surface-nuts bolts studs-that wasn't painted -had grungy rust or grungy white ALUMINUM rust on it
    Painted surfaces-including underside-were perfect!!(except deep scratches)
    Anything anodized plated was rusty-engine bay was UGLY!
    Didn't hurt function-but looked bad.
    The "salt" is something!!

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