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I just bought my very first Impala and the first Chevy I have owned since 1985!
I was just wondering something and maybe people here could give me an answer?

I just bought a used Impala, 2008. It looks like new! I've always parked on my lawn. My last car I had for 16 years! It did get really rust on the frame and kind of rusted from the inside, though up until a few years ago it looked like almost new. (it was a '97 Escort). Do you know if parking on the lawn increases the rusting of a car? I wouldn't think so but some people disagree. What do you say? I'm sure the people here know a lot about vehicles and their care and maintenance. Thought I'd see where you weigh in.

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Yes, parking on a lawn promotes rusting, quickly.
Really? I didn't own a paved (concrete) drive for my first ten or so to park my cars on (another twenty years before I had a barn to put them in). I had up to eight cars at once when I was younger (One trailered drag car for NHRA B/G or A/MP class racing, with a Corvair or a VW parts chasing car that I didn't worry much about getting dirty to run errands, my one ton truck to tow the race car on it's dual axle ramp trailer, my street race car that I only drove on week ends, and of course the two daily drivers with one for fun and a clean one for date night, along with a collection of future project cars that I bought because I got a smok'n deal on them). I turned over my fleet quite quickly as people would often buy my cars out from under me, but they were all parked on mown grass. I never noticed a rusting issue.

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I turned over my fleet quite quickly as people would often buy my cars out from under me, but they were all parked on mown grass. I never noticed a rusting issue.
If you kept them longer, they would rust. Of course, location/climate has a lot to do with this, too...
 

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The rust belt has a lot to do with it. Drive a car on salted roads in the winter and park it on the lawn where the moisture in the ground rises and keeps the bottom of the car moist. It will rust to the ground in about 10 years.
 
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