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Carfax? Flood Salvage Advice?

Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

Well, I’ve been reading up and I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about
flood salvage titles. I’m thinking of buying one that is advertised as
a salvaged vehicle. I spoke with the guy and he said that it is like
new, electrically and mechanically sound and that the flooding was very
light "just under the seats". The car looks brand new. I searched the
NICB database and it says that this car wasn’t a Katrina or Rita flood
car. Any advice? Is it truly dangerous to drive these cars? I’m just
strapped for cash and I need a deal.  THANKS!


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  1. admin says:

    "notfarnow" <notfarnow.28y…@no-mx.nodomain.com> wrote in message

    news:notfarnow.28yzoq@no-mx.nodomain.com…

    > Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

    > Well, I’ve been reading up and I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about
    > flood salvage titles. I’m thinking of buying one that is advertised as
    > a salvaged vehicle. I spoke with the guy and he said that it is like
    > new, electrically and mechanically sound and that the flooding was very
    > light "just under the seats". The car looks brand new. I searched the
    > NICB database and it says that this car wasn’t a Katrina or Rita flood
    > car. Any advice? Is it truly dangerous to drive these cars? I’m just
    > strapped for cash and I need a deal.  THANKS!

    If it were I, I would probably just run from this deal.  You have no idea
    how
    much trouble a car like this can develop.

    If you are hellbent on going forward, don’t do it without researching the
    history of the car yourself and find out all the details.  Talk to the
    previous
    owner, etc.

  2. admin says:

    notfarnow wrote:
    > Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

    > Well, I’ve been reading up and I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about
    > flood salvage titles. I’m thinking of buying one that is advertised as
    > a salvaged vehicle. I spoke with the guy and he said that it is like
    > new, electrically and mechanically sound and that the flooding was very
    > light "just under the seats". The car looks brand new. I searched the
    > NICB database and it says that this car wasn’t a Katrina or Rita flood
    > car. Any advice? Is it truly dangerous to drive these cars? I’m just
    > strapped for cash and I need a deal.  THANKS!

    > —

    It "could" be a good deal is you got the car for a huge discount off
    retail and you were willing to gamble.  If the flooding was just under
    the seats that is enough to get into most electrical and mechanical
    components.  50% discount from retail would be the highest I would go.

  3. admin says:

    On Tue, 6 Jun 2006 00:33:09 -0700, notfarnow

    <notfarnow.28y…@no-mx.nodomain.com> wrote:

    >Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

    >Well, I’ve been reading up and I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about
    >flood salvage titles.

    Bad stuff is right!

    > I’m thinking of buying one that is advertised as
    >a salvaged vehicle. I spoke with the guy and he said that it is like
    >new, electrically and mechanically sound and that the flooding was very
    >light "just under the seats". The car looks brand new. I searched the
    >NICB database and it says that this car wasn’t a Katrina or Rita flood
    >car. Any advice? Is it truly dangerous to drive these cars? I’m just
    >strapped for cash

    If you are "strapped for cash" how are you going to be able to pay for
    constant repairs to the vehicle’s electrical system?

    If will be very bad if it was freshwater —  much worse if saltwater.

    Don
    http://www.donsautomotive.com

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    > and I need a deal.  THANKS!

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  4. admin says:

    "Donald Lewis" <d…@donsautomotive.com> wrote in message
    > If will be very bad if it was freshwater —  much worse if saltwater.

    > Don
    > http://www.donsautomotive.com

    You got THAT right!!!

  5. admin says:

    "Donald Lewis" <d…@donsautomotive.com> wrote in message

    news:44858ae6.394914937@news-server.austin.rr.com…

    > If will be very bad if it was freshwater —  much worse if saltwater.

    And much much worse if it is sewage contaminated water of any kind. Or flood
    water contaminated with cheicals. Or…….

    Ed

  6. admin says:

    "notfarnow" <notfarnow.28y…@no-mx.nodomain.com> wrote in message

    news:notfarnow.28yzoq@no-mx.nodomain.com…

    > Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

    > Well, I’ve been reading up and I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about
    > flood salvage titles. I’m thinking of buying one that is advertised as
    > a salvaged vehicle. I spoke with the guy and he said that it is like
    > new, electrically and mechanically sound and that the flooding was very
    > light "just under the seats". The car looks brand new. I searched the
    > NICB database and it says that this car wasn’t a Katrina or Rita flood
    > car. Any advice? Is it truly dangerous to drive these cars? I’m just
    > strapped for cash and I need a deal.  THANKS!

        If I were a dealer & you my next-door neighbor, I would sell you a
    collision-"salvaged" car that had been repurchased and repaired with $3500
    in damage expense, if I had supervised the repairs (even if I had farmed the
    repairs out).  I would NOT sell you a car that had either $3500 or just $300
    repairs to correct flood-damage, regardless of who made it presentable, both
    visually, mechanically, and electrically.  s

  7. admin says:

    notfarnow <notfarnow.28y…@no-mx.nodomain.com> wrote in article
    <notfarnow.28y…@no-mx.nodomain.com>…

    > Could someone check a VIN for me if they have Carfax? WVWSK61JX3W159235

    Given the potential for great financial loss, I would think it would be
    worth it for YOU to invest in your own CARFAX account………

    Why should someone invest THEIR money into a CARFAX package only to save
    YOU a few dollars in looking up a VIN?

    Cheap Asshole!!!!!

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