Took a Model S for a drive from the Tesla Old Orchard store in Skokie, IL My Wife noticed that it had quite a bit of rust on the T badge ahead of the front door on the drivers side, it looked like it would next begin staining the paint below it. We use a lot of salt on the roads here, we live close to where it is mined and it is cheap, so we get tons of the stuff spread far and wide at the slightest hint of a snowflake. So corrosion is expected, it is like living close to the ocean, salt gets in everywhere. Dodge minivans around here get rust under the rear window within three years like clockwork. Since the Model S has an aluminum body and the chrome looking badges are made of rust resistant plastic, it must be the related attachment hardware in the area is made of a ferrous material not treated to be rust resistant. With a new car we all expect things like this, these early models are kind of like Beta versions and as problems pop up they will be addressed. Would something like this and other pitting problems on the badges be covered by Tesla? Is that considered normal wear and tear? Did the person(s) who experienced pitting and corrosion on his badges on this forum get them repaired or replaced by Tesla under warranty? I am considering putting a Model X on reserve, but I will be driving in the same conditions as the test drive car, if it gets rusty badges and stains, I won't be happy with my cars appearance.