I would trade peeling clear coat and rusty roofs any day of the week for what happens to salt belt cars. Awful car cancer that eats it alive from within. And we still get the peeling clear coat, just not to the same extent. I think out fogged up headlight problem is as bad or worse; all that highway sandblasting in the winter plus the sun. I wish we could just use sand and stop with all the salt and brine..... Although Rusty is probably right; only one of my 6g cars has this problem, and the rubber on the other three is still soft and supple; even with the ridiculous mileages.