I live in Idaho. Things do not rust here. It is not common to see old cars parked in a field for over 50 years with only some very light surface rust. But my teener is rarely driven, and never in bad weather. According to it's original owner it had seen rain less than 10 times in it's life, and that is a tradition I intend on keeping. It only has 102k miles on the car total. Cream puff garage queen.