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Old 02-18-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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Flood damage fresh water is not so bad, Flood damage Salt water run away.
Really? Do you have any idea how many circuits/computers are in a car? Water will give you trouble way beyond the wet carpet/seats!

My buddy had a Mini Cooper that had a sunroof leak (drain ports clogged) and water collected below the passenger seat. I think he spent $800 on that little leak because there was a computer under the seat.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Would you or do you drive a salvage or rebuilt title car to save money? Those cars seem to be significantly cheaper than clean title car.


My first car out of college was a rebuilt title. The dealer said it was stolen and bought from police auction. He fixed it up. It was only 2 years old car with very low mileage. As recently graduate with no job, I took the risk and figure based on the price if I get 5 years out of the car that is good. The car lasted me 10 years with minimal problem upto year 8. Now I am looking at new car and I don't know if I want to take the same risk as full adult.
I'd never touch a "Salvage" vehicle. Here they charge (Or try to) pretty near what the price would be used...Getting anything but liability on the vehicle is impossible.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Would you or do you drive a salvage or rebuilt title car to save money? Those cars seem to be significantly cheaper than clean title car.

My first car out of college was a rebuilt title. The dealer said it was stolen and bought from police auction. He fixed it up. It was only 2 years old car with very low mileage. As recently graduate with no job, I took the risk and figure based on the price if I get 5 years out of the car that is good. The car lasted me 10 years with minimal problem upto year 8. Now I am looking at new car and I don't know if I want to take the same risk as full adult.
I've bought two rebuilt cars from two different shops in the past - in both cases they were reputable shops who did quality work. The second place, in fact, warrantied their repair work for a year. I've had basically no problems doing so - but keep in mind there's a lot of questionable repairs floating around there that can haunt you if it wasn't done right.
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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Flood damage fresh water is not so bad, Flood damage Salt water run away.
Modern cars have a ridiculous dependence on electronics. How can you say fresh water flood does not matter?
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