Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: 2008 GL 320, 2012 BMW X1, 1995 Volvo 855T, 2008 Outback
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Moving from a MB to Subaru is not my idea of an "upgrade", but the OP does have a point about body panel rust. Hasn't MB discovered galvanizing yet? It is such a shame to see MBs on the road with rust outlining all of the body panels. I expect such from Honda, Toyota, et al, but a "Tier 1" car?
Volvo solved this ages ago, around 1993 when they galvanized both sides of the body panels. Even here in the Rustbelt of the Midwest, Volvos don't rust unless the panels have been bent in an accident.
I was looking for a cheap MB (under $5K) as an errand car, but all of them have rust!
This is a great driver's car, except for the comand center and lack of gauges.
The little gremlins come and go at will.