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http://www.autoblog.com/2006/02/03/hyundai-develops-new-steel/
Hysco, which is part of the Hyundai group that includes the Hyundai Motor Group, has developed a process to “pre-seal” steel plates that will, according to the company, keep a car’s steel parts rust-free for twenty years. (Currently such parts last six years.) The company expects the plates will reduce such costs as waterproofing fenders.
 

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It's about time... they should have applied that 30 years ago to all ponys... subframe rot SUCKS!
 

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and they're still using paper thin steel to make their cars..

no wonder they get dented easily..
hyundai is CHEAP!:hmmm:
 

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Still? I dunno where you get your information from but my compact 70's designed car (which is only slightly bigger than an accent) weighs in at almost 2,400 pounds.

That's in part thanks to the thick steel that took out an escort's front end, WROTE off spikie's sister's 2002 sunfire (with only very minor frame movement, 1mm, and a new exhaust pipe, $20) and also got nudged and pushed 3 feet by an angry 18 wheeler (after I cut him off) and recently participated in the ramming of my friend's sentra a la mad max on the way to the wreckers. And then I also backed into the sentra. Hard.

Thin steel indeed! ONE of those incidents would have done disasterous damage to an X3 or newer car.

That's why the car looks as good as it does for a 21 year old auto.

Nothing can be said about the (lack) of floorboards though... :dead:
 
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