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Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM
 
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My car spent its first eight years in NH and now is 23 years old - very little subframe rust at all. I replaced the suspension front and back three years ago and everything looked great under there. Was really surprised.
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
Location: NNV
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Why is this so remarkable?

Nissan Altima, Ford Expedition, Ram 1500 - Just replaced with redesigned models.

Chevy Impala - a dying car with old design.

Jeep Cherokee might be a slight surprise but Jeeps tend to have bad resale value.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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A 2017 or 2018 from Michigan, sure. Older vehicles? I'll go south to get one, thanks. When my girlfriend first moved to Vermont from Detroit, her "new to her" Focus from Detroit did not pass state inspection, was told with the amount of rust underneath it could not reasonably be made to pass. Admittedly she was not very car savvy at time time and with more knowledge might have been able to avoid something with as much rust underneath, but still. Mounting points for a lot of suspension components were starting to get soft, most bolts could not be removed without a torch. We took it back to Michigan and sold it, then bought a Fit in South Carolina and drove it up. Nice to have a vehicle we can still work on without needing a cutting torch.
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
Location: MN
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A 2017 or 2018 from Michigan, sure. Older vehicles? I'll go south to get one, thanks. When my girlfriend first moved to Vermont from Detroit, her "new to her" Focus from Detroit did not pass state inspection, was told with the amount of rust underneath it could not reasonably be made to pass. Admittedly she was not very car savvy at time time and with more knowledge might have been able to avoid something with as much rust underneath, but still. Mounting points for a lot of suspension components were starting to get soft, most bolts could not be removed without a torch. We took it back to Michigan and sold it, then bought a Fit in South Carolina and drove it up. Nice to have a vehicle we can still work on without needing a cutting torch.
They honestly inspect your vehicles there??? Hahaha lol what a scam you are in and Iím being 100% serious, wow. Iím trying to figure out whoís in power thatís benefiting from his....car dealers have their buddies writing laws
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Old Today, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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State inspection is a money maker for the state just like we use to have emissions testing that was another scam and no longer needed in Michigan. In other words you would not but a vehicle from any other northern state as well right. Michigan isnít the only state that uses salt on their roads.
When we lived in California, there were always shops around that would hook a different car up to the system and give you a report for an extra $75. The would close and reopen under a different name from time to time because otherwise, they would eventually get caught.
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Old Today, 09:44 AM
 
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I was waiting for used car price to go down 3 years ago. I heard the roamer the used car price will go down soon. But I couldn't wait too long & ended up buying a "new to me", "2 years older car".
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