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Old 09-20-2011, 10:27 AM
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Hurricane cars again - Irene cars on market

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/buyer-beware-as-damaged-cars-from-tropical-storm-irene-may-soon-arrive-on-dealer-lots/

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Damaged cars and trucks from cities and towns affected by the storm are likely to make their way to auto auctions across the country. Once on used-car lots, these vehicles may then be sold at deep discounts relative to the going rates of similar cars, but without any disclosure from sellers about the vehicles’ exposure to the storm, echoing a common practice in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
If these cars were sitting on a lot when they were damaged it may not show on CarFax, etc.

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Old 09-20-2011, 10:53 AM
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My first clk 320 my 1998 was a flood car and it served me well for many years.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:00 AM
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FYI

Flood water Cars
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/bodywork-repair-paint-tools-tips-tricks/157958-flood-water-cars.html#post1210499
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:05 AM
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If these cars were sitting on a lot when they were damaged it may not show on CarFax, etc.
Or if the owner/dealer does not report it to insurance, and takes care of it him/herself.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:07 AM
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I just assumed that my clk was a flood car because on both of the doors you could see a water line on the map pockets. I could be wrong though.

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