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Rust (1/5)
 7/25/12 4:11pm
Zipoteloco
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Hello im new here and looking to buy a 2006 c6 coupe, can anyone tell me what are the possibilities that a car originaly from Massachusets that is for sale here in California has rust and what is the best way to find out.
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Re: Rust (2/5)
 7/30/12 9:21am
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Obviously there will not be any body panels with rust since all fiberglass or composite. Exhaust is stainless - so should not be issues there. For other "metal" parts, best way is to put up on a rack. But doubt there will be anything of concern. Most don't drive these cars in the snow or salt covered roads if avoidable. Would just have a mechanic put on a rack (be careful not to damage rocker panels), and visually check it over.
Re: Rust (3/5)
 2/20/18 12:31pm
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Good point. Most northeast drivers do not drive Corvettes in the winter. I kept my 2013 coupe in storage in my garage from about Christmas to mid March in Doylestown, PA (SE PA). I now have a 2013 convertible and have moved to southern Delaware and drive it as long as no brine treatment is present on the roads. After a good rain the brine or salt is washed away. 

I agree that it would be a cheap insurance to have the undercarriage inspected on a rack.
Re: Rust (4/5)
 2/21/18 10:32am
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Zipoteloco said: Hello im new here and looking to buy a 2006 c6 coupe, can anyone tell me what are the possibilities that a car originaly from Massachusets that is for sale here in California has rust and what is the best way to find out.



Pay for a thorough inspection before purchasing.
Re: Rust (5/5)
 2/21/18 1:03pm
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Good point. An independent inspector will examine the car for condition and all systems, take photos, and provide a comprehensive report. Good insurance which will cost about $200.  
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