Apologies if this should be in the bodywork section, but deemed it more discussion than advise... After speaking to a few forum guys and the issues they have had with rust and the constant maintenance or investigation or preventative work, it did get me thinking. Now I'm not completely naive as it's an organic/natural process and massive consideration has to be took in the range of climates and road types all over the world, especially in here in UK and places like Russia/etc... But will we ever get to a stage where cars will be rust free, or at least as minimal as possible on the bodies? Was hoping we maybe have some metallurgists or people who work in vehicle development/etc. on the forum that could share some input/expertise of the future of cars and their bodies/methods... With the obvious 'cheap metal' years for lots of brands, and documented switch of some marques like Jaguar going (all/mostly?) aluminium, is 'rust free' something that is a genuine goal of car companies, or are they happy for the rot to continue as long as possible?