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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]

    310 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. 2006

    45 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. 2005

    67 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. 2004

    90 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. 2003

    120 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 2002

    173 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. 2001

    226 vote(s)
    16.0%
  8. 2000

    188 vote(s)
    13.3%
  9. 1999

    146 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. 1998

    171 vote(s)
    12.1%
  11. 2007

    14 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 2008

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  13. 2009

    5 vote(s)
    0.4%
  14. 2010

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  15. 2011

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  16. 2012

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  17. 2013

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  18. 2014

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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    Pointyhairboss Senior Member

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    212 2011 no rust.
     
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    Hi
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    Richard Stephenson Member

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    Mike0779 New Member

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    I just voted incorrectly, I think the question needs rewording. I have a rust free 2005 220 CDI.
     
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