Its not as glorious as it might sound
It seems that for every one car I buy, I have to look at 3 or 4. All of which the owners swear are rust free and perfect, they almost never are. That seems to be more of an east coast problem.
In the last month alone, I drove to Conn and back with a side stop in Atlanta, 3000 miles in 3 days. Then a week later a trip to Philly and back, 2,400 miles in 3 days.