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Old 06-07-2006, 09:44 PM
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Here is a link to check if a vehicle has had a hurricane or flood related insurance claim history before getting scammed into buying it,Smitty
http://www.nicb.org/
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I intentionally bought one at auction from a national leasing company, they made full disclosure. Got a pristine 2005 Taurus SE with 26K miles for $4800 for my teenage daughter.

3" of water in the floorboards, salvage title. Professionally repaired. Great little starter car.
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Originally Posted by Wobble
I intentionally bought one at auction from a national leasing company, they made full disclosure. Got a pristine 2005 Taurus SE with 26K miles for $4800 for my teenage daughter.

3" of water in the floorboards, salvage title. Professionally repaired. Great little starter car.
You should try the vin on that site and see if it comes up.
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Originally Posted by Wobble
I intentionally bought one at auction from a national leasing company, they made full disclosure. Got a pristine 2005 Taurus SE with 26K miles for $4800 for my teenage daughter.

3" of water in the floorboards, salvage title. Professionally repaired. Great little starter car.
You dont want to know how we "Professionally" repaired them for a "National" leasing co. when i had my shop.

Cant beat the price/miles tho.
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You dont want to know how we "Professionally" repaired them for a "National" leasing co. when i had my shop.

Cant beat the price/miles tho.
I was "raised on a car lot" though no longer involved. So I had some inside information at the auction. Knew the auction owner and the leasing company rep. Had to look hard to find signs of water, found a water mark in the insulation after pulling the carpet off the rear inner wheel arch, matched the stated damage exactly.

Not for everyone, I know. Used car prices in Houston are insane. Many cars were getting better than trade-in value at auction. Salvage titled cars can only be bought by dealers, and I was able to get the deal though a buddy that is still one.

give you example of the prices, 1998 jeep Cherokee sport 4dr 2wd ex phone company with decals scraped off the door 160k miles. Should have been a $900-1100 buy. Sold for $2450.
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Originally Posted by birdog
You dont want to know how we "Professionally" repaired them for a "National" leasing co. when i had my shop.

Cant beat the price/miles tho.
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I posted the link in case someone is looking at something questionable where you suspect it was in the flood but they "conviently" are forgeeting to tell you ,Smitty
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lot's of flood damged cars for tender on www.ridesafely.com
I would always be wary of a water damaged car, they can run fine when you first fix them, but 99% of time water related issues develop with the electrics... Not saying that there isn't some good buys just do your homework throughly!!
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Be careful if the flood damage was from Katrina. Some mechanic up north was working on a flood car from katrina and cut himself a while back. The cut was infected by some sort of bad azz bacteria from the filth in the water. The guy died.
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Originally Posted by Fanatic
Be careful if the flood damage was from Katrina. Some mechanic up north was working on a flood car from katrina and cut himself a while back. The cut was infected by some sort of bad azz bacteria from the filth in the water. The guy died.
whoa thats some serious chit right there
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