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Getting wet is part of the deal even with a car cover - you don't want a waterproof cover because it can't breathe. This exacerbates the problem b/c moisture can't escape. If you had a waterproof cover I would only put it on during rain and take it off otherwise so that it just protects when needed.

In Hawaii, make sure you wash the car often to remove salt from the air (and beach if you are so inclined). A generic Costco cover should be fine to protect it and let it dry off too.

The best solution is a garage, and after that a roof of some sort...

Hope this helps! Others may chime in here... more answers in the historical discussion too.


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I have a waterproof cover from Griot's garage because my car leaks from the windshield seals. I usually crack the windows when I cover the car, and I usually only cover it when I know it's going to rain or right after I wash the car.

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I found the Costco cover works well. If I remember rightly, it costs about $100 and is custom fit to the 2002 (although you have to stretch it over the squarie bumpers; the fitting has a roundie bias!)

Even when they allow some water to bead up on painted surfaces, I would think that a non-water proof cover will still prevent water from getting far into the car, pooling up in places where it can cause rust, which is the important thing. I could be wrong though.


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