Interested to see a piece in "Practical Classics" this month, about a survey (in "Car Mechanics" magazine) that has found French cars are less prone to rust than other marques!! The survey looked at cars built between 1998 - 2008 in a couple of big scrapyards, and Citroen came top. The BMW E36 and especially the later E46 (3 series?) did badly, as did Jaguar and Mercedes. Alfa Romeo did "better than average." No particular mention of Honda, but the full results are out in "Car Mechanics" if anybody has a copy? A couple of quotes that made me smile... The report author said, "Say what you like about French makers' electrics and trim, but they know how to make a bodyshell last for 10-15 years." "The feature concludes that regular cleaning and rust prevention...is the only way to make some late 1990s and early 2000s cars last."