i worked for VW up until 2009 and i never saw issues with rust. almost none at all. plus, the rocker panels on those are coated pretty well. if you look at the paint, you can see the texture on them
Will aka Misfire
2010/2011/2012/2013 Ford Master Certified Service Advisor
2003 LX "traded in"/2010 SES "traded in"/2012 SEL Hatch "current"