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Rust protection, nowadays, is pretty much a waste of your money, at least according to all of the major resources and experts on the matter. Factory paint has come a long ways from the 70's and 80's, and the simple matter is that cars just don't turn into rustmobiles after 10 years anymore. I know a couple people who work as paint people in body shops and they all say not to bother. Plus, the dealers over-charge for the systems. The only cars I ever see that have any serious rust on them are all 25+ years old.
 

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Seveniron said:
Yet their dealers try to push it on you when you buy the vehicle. Hmmmm strange indeed. The finance guy at my dealer tried long and hard to sell me on the electronic rust proof module and likely will try again once the vehicle is delivered and I sign. I have no intention of getting it however.
That's because all of the little add-ons that the business office tries to push are pure profit for the dealer, plain and simple. If you're really that into it, you can buy the little modules online for under $100 and install it in 10 minutes yourself. They do work, as the basic science is sound, but they're just not necessary anymore. 50 years from now, dealerships will still be selling them.

Although we always talk about brand X or Y vehicle being unreliable, the reliability of cars in general has improved remarkably over the years. I remember hearing horror stories from my parents and grandparents about buying cars in the 50's, 60, 70's, etc. When you think about it, even the more unreliable brands are miles ahead of where cars were even 20 years ago. Heck, it took the auto industry until basically the late 70's just to get doors right (closing tighly, fitting properly, etc). The whole concept of multi-year bumper-to-bumper warranties and decade-long powertrain warranties is fairly new, and the very mention of warranties that long would have had you laughed out of the dealership in the 50's (literally).

Pass on the rust protection. It's a dead product, and still wont be necessary in the year 2310 when dealers are hawking it on your great-great-great-great-great grandkids cars.
 
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