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Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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As far as the east coast goes, we've had summer homes on the ocean in NJ as well as a winter home on the ocean in FL, and there was always an unspoken awareness of the thread of rust from the the sea spray and salty air. That thread becomes less of a problem as you move southward and inland.
In the northeast, however, as in Buffalo, cars are subjected to yearly winters with snow and ice treated with salt and salty solutions on the roads. In my opinion, it's a bigger thread than anything coming of the east "coast".
After only 2 years and 10,000 miles, it's hard for me to believe a car would be at serious risk of rust just because it was in/near Buffalo unless the car was seriously neglected and abused. I'm talking buried under salt for those 2 years. I'm from upstate NY and also lived in VT as a kid. The risk of rust was much higher 30, 40 or 50 years ago, and rust treatments for cars were common at one time. Today's cars seem to show much less evidence of rust, and in the 50+ years I've been driving. I've never had one with visible rust.
If the overall condition of the car indicates it's been taken care of and you do a visual while it's on a lift (just for peace of mind), I can't imagine you'd have any existing issues with rust on the car you describe. Continue to properly care for it, and it many never develop rust.
When out on the road, it's always best to watch out for Pot holes, Sink holes, and those other Holes!
Robert AKA: EEEEZY
You can't get us confused. I'm also "Nice", but NYYYCE is NEVER "Easy"!