Why a rusty reputation should make you think twice when buying used


Rust may not be the car killer it once was but, says James Ruppert, don’t think it’s a thing of the past

Rust. Where exactly did that go? It usually lived in the sills and made your used purchase terminal in the old days. For the past 20-odd years, though, rot has been fairly low down on the ‘what to look for’ list. Mostly, it seems to be cosmetic.

Rust, then, is confined to all the rubbish from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s that would disintegrate before your very eyes after a couple of salty winters. Except that rust never …read more

Source:: Autocar