WHEN DO THEY STOP RUSTING??

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jim911
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WHEN DO THEY STOP RUSTING??

Postby jim911 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:29 pm

I had a 91 and just got rid of it. I want a newer one, maybe 95/96 and everything I look at, the frame is rusted. When did Nissan get a handle on this rust issue? :?:


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Re: WHEN DO THEY STOP RUSTING??

Postby NVSteve » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:44 pm

jim911 wrote:I had a 91 and just got rid of it. I want a newer one, maybe 95/96 and everything I look at, the frame is rusted. When did Nissan get a handle on this rust issue? :?:
I've never seen a vehicle that didn't rust. That's what you get for using cheap, unprotected steel on everything out of sight, all to save a buck. That's always been a sore point with me-how hard could it be to just include undercoatings (FOR FREE, done at the factory, not the dealer) and use stainless steel?

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Postby fresnoDave » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:06 pm

that's one nice thing about living here in Fresno, cars don't rust much.
the air is very dry and we have little rain, only about 11 1/2 inches a year,you see lots of well preserved old cars in california.

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Postby jim911 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:40 pm

I guess it's the east coast thing but I've never seen any other vechicle with as much rust as the pathfinder.

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Postby drevildog » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:24 pm

i was going to by a 4runner but they have some nasty rust issues, and i find that the pathy is actually not doing to bad compared to the 4runner

jim911
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RUSTY

Postby jim911 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:32 am

I found one from Cali' Sunday with 210,000 miles and with out a doubt the cleanest I've seen. The guy wants $1275. What do you think :?:

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Not a bad deal

Postby Scaramoche » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:21 pm

The miles are high, but the motors are very strong. My advice is get the best looking pathy you can find, and assume it's going to need engine work lol

well thats my philosophy on all used cars.

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Postby davedaman » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:48 pm

It's the salt that we use, not necessarily the water. Same reason why you don't buy older vehicles from Hawaii...


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