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what year is safe rust wise

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by anyweb, Aug 31, 2007.

have you spotted rust on your car ? click the year if YES.

  1. I have no rust ! [please comment below with model & year]

    308 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. 2006

    45 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. 2005

    66 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. 2004

    89 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. 2003

    120 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 2002

    172 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. 2001

    226 vote(s)
    16.0%
  8. 2000

    188 vote(s)
    13.3%
  9. 1999

    146 vote(s)
    10.4%
  10. 1998

    171 vote(s)
    12.1%
  11. 2007

    14 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 2008

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  13. 2009

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  14. 2010

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  15. 2011

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  16. 2012

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  17. 2013

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  18. 2014

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. anyweb

    anyweb Senior Member

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    i'm curious with all the talk of rust on mercs, what year if any is safe from rust, and if that year is let's say 2004, is that because the rust hasn't had a chance to appear yet ?

    so, here's a wee poll, if you own a merc, look at the years above, if your merc has ANY rust then vote for that year.

    Sadly I can only have 10 options so this was all I could fit in.

    once you have voted, please reply below with the year/model of your car (preferably in W203/W202/W210 etc format)

    cheers
    anyweb
     
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  2. Marco Polo

    Marco Polo Senior Member

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    Mine's a 1998 W210 E240 estate with rust on the rear offside quarter around the petrol flap and on the tailgate by the number plate lights. I 've also noticed a blister on the front nearside wing which I'm reluctant to investigate further in case it's eaten through the panel underneath.:(
     
  3. Devonian

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    w210 E200 estate. has had minor rust on wings and bonnet by the headlights. small amout now showing on drivers side door :(
     
  4. John Kerr

    John Kerr Senior Member

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    I have had a BOOT LID REPLACED and a FRONT WHEEL ARCH REPAIRED under warranty, the underneath has a lot of surface rust which will need treating with waxoil before winter sets in.The fuel line from the tank rusted through causing the car to suck air instead of fuel.In 40 years of car ownership this is the worst car I have owned.I have only had it a year but as soon as i get it back from the garage it will be up for sale and never again will I buy a mercedes
     
  5. Mr Teddy Bear

    Mr Teddy Bear Senior Member

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    1998 W208 CLK 230K SPORT: MG F 1.8VVC: Flame Red Rover 216GTi
    My Baby is a early 1998 w208 and hence only carried a eight year 'goodwill'
    rust guarantee. However she is in the bodyshop as I type this having (I hope) the rust eradicated and the paintwork resprayed including the Bonnet which is covered in stone chips. I have been verbally assured that the work carries a lifetime warranty ?

    I have to say that apart from the rust/paint issue that she is almost perfect and hence worth spending £1100 plus on the bodywork.:-D
     
  6. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    There is not one spec of rust anywhere on my SL, not even a rusty screw
     
  7. Mr Teddy Bear

    Mr Teddy Bear Senior Member

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    You never take it out in the rain Malcolm!!!
    It only gets wet at the car wash?
     
  8. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    I could not put it in a car wash, I just use a damp face flannel :rolleyes:
     
  9. OP
    anyweb

    anyweb Senior Member

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    thanks for all your replies folks, for the benefit for people like me., can you please state the year of your car in your replies also ?

    eg: my W203 from 2001 has/has not got rust....

    cheers
    anyweb
     
  10. Devonian

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    my E200K estate is 2001 -- rust as above :(
     
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    anyweb

    anyweb Senior Member

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    have you tried getting mercedes to fix it ? surely 2001 is covered ????
     
  12. Steve-O

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    I have a 1991 190E and the only bad bit of rust on it was around the rear jacking point under the car but thats all been sorted now. Its virtually rust free. I have had it for 2 years now and only spent £23 on it (£12 last year for front pads and £11 this year for rear brake hoses) :D
     
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  13. eGuru

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    Have a W220 S320CDi. Noticed rust on all four wings earlier this year. MB replaced both front wings and fixed all rust last month. No hassle.
     
  14. jberks

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    1995 202 - no rust
    2000 210 - all the usual suspects - fixed by MB never to return
    2003 211 - traces on the rear wheelarches - fixed by MB
    2004 211 - nothing yet ......
     
  15. T1M4

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    Small amounts of rust on wheel arch, and just below boot opening button. W202 model
     
  16. busby20

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    My 2001 R170 has a 2" rust break out underneath the boot handle, but my 1998 has no rust anywhere ? go figure:confused:
     
  17. Dunkeld1962

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    W203 2001 front anf rear wingrust issues, repaired by Mercedes
     
  18. MarkCL

    MarkCL Senior Member

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    1999 W202 AMG C43 - Small blister round the boot lock (need to get that looked at TBH) and a small pinprick on the right hand pillar behind the rear door - looks like that could have been a stone chip though :( Not counting another pinprick or two on the bonnet caused by stone chips which are both typical and unavoidable really without using some form of paint guard. Otherwise nothing much really thankfully - 99.9% of the car is clean as a whistle 8)

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Ah so you've got it have you Malcolm. I knew there had to be one out there somewhere that doesn't have any rust now I know who's got it :):):)
     
  20. Andy Wr

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    2002 ML270, rust on the drivers side rear passenger door in the centre of the panel and just starting on the inside of the two rear wheel arches low down in identical places.
     

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