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I still can''t believe these cars rust out like that- it is so unfortunate. I know there is talk of the 2015+ models being redesigned in that rear wheel-well area, which *should* help with the issue, but I have my doubts. I typically like to keep my cars for 15+ years, but it seems that these Challengers just may not be "long-term" material - not matter how good you take care of them, which really sucks. I really keep my vehicle costs down by buying lightly-used (less than 3 years old with less than 30k miles) and then keeping them for anywhere between 10 to 15+ years - which was also the plan for my 2018 Challenger GT - but it doesn't look like that plan is going to work out well for my 2018 GT (AWD - will be driven year-round in PA).
The "trick" is going to be knowing when the rust is *almost* ready start showing it's ugly head via paint bubbling - and trade it in before that occcurs. Probably easier said than done though. Even with a boroscope, I'm not sure if you can easily see the inside of the area where they rust.
Last edited by jtrosky; 07-10-2019 at 06:19 AM.