Thanks for all the input fellas..
Now to address some of the comments made on the "Rust Map"
The "Dark Green" areas on the map, are areas that don't treat the roads with salt of any form in the Winter..
The "Neon Green" areas on the map, do have areas in the state that treat the roads with salt of some sort in the Winter..
That's not to say, someone couldn't move from a Northern state to a "Green" state and bring their rusty car with them..
The map is based on cars that have stayed in their state for most of their life..
I'm also aware of the salty wet air near the sea that the map does not account for..
All of the states in "Green" that border the coast have that potential
It's impossible to account for every scenario, so some generalization is inevitable..
Unless a member from South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida chimes in says that area is full of rusty MN12, and shows some evidence of this..
Then those areas will stay "Green"
The "Dark Red" part of the map covers the "Salt Belt" region of the country..
Colorado could go either "Red" or "Green"..
I've read certain parts of the state are really bad about rusting cars out, due to them treating the roads with salt of some sort in the Winter..
Again, with sufficient evidence from a member living in the state..We could possibly change that one to "Green"
You guys get what I'm saying though..If the color of a state is in question, let's let a member from that state speak up..
Then I can adjust the map accordingly..
Thanks for speaking up Gordon, Washington state could have gone either "Red" or "Green"..
Since you confirmed that parts of the state are laying down salt of some sort in the Winter..We'll just keep that state "Red"
Thanks to everyone else as well, your feedback is invaluable!
Let's keep this going..