It lived most of its life in upstate NY, the snow capital, until 2015, by which time the driver moved to Atlanta. I have had my share of battling the rust in that car.To me, that looked rusty as I can see rust on the bottom of the trans mounts and on the heat shield nuts. We don't get even that much down here and it's not quite as hot as AZ. We did have rain last night for the 1st time in 24 days.
Replaced most body parts with those of Florida and Georgia Pasats. It's much better. ut still shows some rust here and there.
I will replace both fenders. They are being eaten away by rust close to the rocker panel.