I am shopping for a used LX and am looking all over the US. I want a clean 2015, but having grown up in the northeast, I am terrified of salt damage. Given this preference, I automatically reject cars that have lived outside of the southern half of the US or the west coast (CA, OR, WA). So, no Northeast or Midwest cars for me. I'm told that Washington state does not use salt in snow removal, so even though there's snow, you don't have the effects of salt. For that reason, I'd include a WA car. I even question a coastal car, such as Miami, although my '06 LX470 spent its first two years there and has been perfect. I fear that a car that has been exposed to salt air on a regular basis could suffer. Am I going overboard on this?