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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]

    311 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. 2006

    46 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. 2005

    68 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. 2004

    94 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. 2003

    122 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 2002

    175 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. 2001

    226 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. 2000

    188 vote(s)
    13.2%
  9. 1999

    147 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. 1998

    171 vote(s)
    12.0%
  11. 2007

    14 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 2008

    5 vote(s)
    0.3%
  13. 2009

    5 vote(s)
    0.3%
  14. 2010

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  15. 2011

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  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.
  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    Yep, hopefully you see in this photo. Might be worth you taking yours to a MB dealer, as they have agreed to replace the whole panel for free. This was because the issue is from beneath and not due to external damage/lack of care.
     

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    I can't believe it, my 1987 W124 has the same rust spot in the same place! (Or I can't believe that I have read through almost 40 pages of the rust thread)
     
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    Ian Tindale New Member

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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    I have looked at 10 yr olds with rust
    starting to show under bonnet , edge of guards etc. Yet I have saw 15 yr olds same model and could not find a spot of rust.
     
  5. paulaandp

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    Just bought a 2004 a209 and also no rust :)
     
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  7. gjlelec

    gjlelec Active Senior Members

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    My post relates to the following -:2006 SL, rust trying to get a hold on the rear arches only. Required flatting , treating, respraying (with an aerosol can) luckily the rust hadnt made it around onto the "face" of the wing. 2006 CLS, tiniest amount on the rear arches- to be treated and BL mini trims fitted loaded with Noxudol (i find it better than Waxoyl) as per the SL. We also have a 2007 Sprinter, absolute rot box, rust everywhere. I wonder if the rust is due to WHERE the cars are built, not when ?
     
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    A number of reasons for rust all of them disgraceful, it simply should not be happening.
     
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    Rust seems to be like some diseases in the human population, entirely random and unpredictable, it's a lottery.
     
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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    2007 cls , rust free ,
     
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    I have a 2004 R230 which is in excellent condition except for a rust bubble in the middle of the driver's door ! ( plus the usual issues with the rear wheel arches).
     
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    That rust bubble is like an iceberg , 90% below the surface :eek::eek:
     
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