Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I did/do own Mercedes that spend several years in snow countries.
W123 spend over a decade in Baton Rouge and only had couple of spots on the paint, that buffed off. No actual corrosion damages.
Our present driver W210 spend over 7 years in Pennsylvania. It shows that PO did take good care about it, but my close inspection shows no corrosion at all.
I did drive Fiats on salty Polish roads and they had corrosion holes after 3 years, so I am familiar what salt can do, but per my experience -clean snow or mud is not that harmful.