Yes, but those old Toyotas must be around and kicking somewhere, wouldn't you think?. Surely they don't rust out or suffer catastrophic mechanical failure, being that they are so great. Then again, maybe they are just "run of the mill" afterall. Ha, ha.I guess your van was initially in better shape or new! Once a new opened Krown did a very lousy job... after that everything was properly done every year with the more additional job by myself!
I guess that not all vans are rusting the same... some are getting worse faster than others... my doors are all ok, rockers panels are gone, fenders, rear gate and hood are just starting to rust too... overall it's not looking so bad but is on the way to get worse... maybe GTA salt was treated to be more aggressive... too many factors are in the equation... the only one to blame is the manufacturer... we should not have to perform any additional job if they would do theirs properly! They just wish the vans are dying ASAP!
Yesterday, installing all seasons tires, I took a look at the rocker panels, strangely, the passenger side looks to be in good shape but the driver's one is pretty affected by rust! Usually, it is the other way around!
All those older Toyotas are gone because they were not so many in the first place! Sic!