mastermoe said:I wanted to ask you guys your opinion about rust proofing. The dealer wants to sell me rust proof on the car for $399 and he'd guarantee it for 10 years. Do you think it's worth it?
Rust proofing is one of those items that divides Canadians from Americans. Candians get it while Americans don't. One of the reasons for the dichotomy is that in the US the Federal Trade Commission requires dealers selling rustproofing to provide the customer with a disclosure statement saying that it probably doesn't work and could harm the car. No dealer has ever tried to sell me rustproofing on a new car since the 1980's, so I guesss that is when the law was passed. Before 1980 a "rust and dust" package with paint and upholstery protection was pushed by just about every dealer.
zaimon said:Also, most Americans don't live in populations where salt covered roads during the winter are the norm.quote]
You only say that becuase you live in California. Here in New Jersey there is a lot of salt on the roads right now. It will probably be there until March.
It used to be the case that 80% of Canadians lived South of the 49th parallel - the border between the US and Canada in the prairies. Probably still is.
At that time, more than half of Americans lived North of the latitude of Windsor, Ontario. That has probably changed.