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buy something with a little more pride of ownership.

if you live in Ontario the amount of salt the use on roads is incredible, krown or rust check are mandatory for undercarriage longevity and resale value.
 

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downloaded the image and zoomed in on that axle, its throwing grease.
you can see it throwing grease on the boot for inner tie rod.

love that sales guys leather shoes and that nice showroom tile floor.
if only the the van looked that good!

run away from that neglected pos.
 

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Seriously! How did the door latch mechanism get rusty?!? (and that thing is supposed to be fairly well greased too) Looks like it wasn't washed and was parked outdoors so it stayed extra wet.

-Charlie
mine looked the same until I shot it with some rust inhibitor like krown or fluid film.

the north is hard on everything.
 

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The transmission issues in the 6-speed are (by and large) so cheap and easy to fix compared to any kind of rust problem that I wouldn't give a moment's thought to passing up the rusty one regardless of any other qualities.

My 2015 that has spent its whole life in Alberta (we do use road salt here too, but not as much as Ontario) does not have anywhere near that much corrosion on the underside and none at all on the hinges and door bolts. That van has been neglected badly.
monthly payments, gas, oil changes, get rid of it.

know lots of those "types"
 

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My frame is rotting away sadly. It ain't too bad now but I don't see the SUV making it over 5+ years w/o needing the frame serviced. Classic rustbelt Ohio where 5 year old cars start to show rust spots on the undercarriage 👍🏼😃When it snows here, I try to wash it 4 times a month - maybe more.
Krown rust protection has a location in Versailles and Anna, which isnt too far from you.

worth the 139 bux every other year to stop under body rot.
if you have never done it before and the unberbody is rusty, do 3 years in a row to get a nice layer of oil, then alternate every 2 years.

I buy cases of the rattle cans, and get the vehicles on the hoist at a friends shop, and blast anywhere there is bare metal or rust poking out.
 

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Reason for serious underbody rust:
1. Car parked at road side regularly in winter where salt mixed with snow
2. Snowplow push the salty snow under the road side, where the van/car parked
3. Car parked on top of thick layer of salty snow
4. Entire underbody is "dip" under salty snow every winter
5. No underbody rust treatment before to minimize salt exposure

Reason for serious door latch rust:
1. Car was used for commercial purpose
2. Sliding door was open for hours during work, and exposed to snow/rain

Don't recommend to buy rusty car, as many parts are degraded and need replacement (costly) in 5 yr ownership
I see vehicles daily driven in city, rural country roads, and highway driven.

the highway driven vehicles always fare the worst for rust.
 
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