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Flood cars from Houston #5217663 09/20/19 07:44 AM
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Looks like there is another batch of flood cars from the Houston area. Imelda turned out to be pretty bad even though it wasn’t officially a hurricane.

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Re: Flood cars from Houston [Re: Snagglefoot] #5217664 09/20/19 07:46 AM
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Floods happen in many places and don’t even make the news but the cars affected will end up in used car lots across the country or even outside of it.

Buyer beware on any used car.


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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Looks like there is another batch of flood cars from the Houston area. Imelda turned out to be pretty bad even though it wasn’t officially a hurricane.


...and from the news footage, looks like some of the flood cars were owner-caused....numerous drivers going through hip deep water.


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I'm sure they'll find their way to NY to be sold. Let the buyer beware.


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Luckily this was no where near as bad as Hurricane Harvey or Ike, but still, for the next year or so when buying a used car be on the lookout


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Re: Flood cars from Houston [Re: demarpaint] #5217852 09/20/19 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by demarpaint
I'm sure they'll find their way to NY to be sold. Let the buyer beware.


There is an endless parade of used and wholesale cars heading south through our little town. Doubt the drivers speak much English. Many will wind up crossing the border.

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During the Harvey aftermath … lots of Houston traffic came through here since the rivers left the banks. They bought out all the lifted 4WD PU’s… Chevy, GMC, and Ram (Ford does not sell lifted PU’s here)

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Insured or lienholder vehicles will end up with a salvage title. It's the paid off, uninsured vehicles you gotta worry about. Those usually find their way to a used car lot far away from the flood.

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Originally Posted by 4WD
Originally Posted by demarpaint
I'm sure they'll find their way to NY to be sold. Let the buyer beware.


There is an endless parade of used and wholesale cars heading south through our little town. Doubt the drivers speak much English. Many will wind up crossing the border.


Just the vehicles 10 years old and older go south economically.


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What’s your source for that ?

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I'll take my chances with a second gen Suburban that's had a short submersion.


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Originally Posted by 4WD
What’s your source for that ?


Correction: Used vehicles imported into Mexico must be more than 5 years old and less than 10 years old.
Or at least that WAS the rule....I think that regulation has been removed. Sorry.

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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
I'll take my chances with a second gen Suburban that's had a short submersion.

You mean your families taking a chance on the brake system of a flooded vehicle.

And, what's considered a "short" submersion and how exactly does that differ from a "long" submersion? I always thought flooded was flooded...

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I'll take my chances with a second gen Suburban that's had a short submersion.

You mean your families taking a chance on the brake system of a flooded vehicle.

And, what's considered a "short" submersion and how exactly does that differ from a "long" submersion? I always thought flooded was flooded...


It's a general statement that I would buy one and try fixing it. No rust down there. Calm down big guy.


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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by LeakySeals
I'll take my chances with a second gen Suburban that's had a short submersion.

You mean your families taking a chance on the brake system of a flooded vehicle.

And, what's considered a "short" submersion and how exactly does that differ from a "long" submersion? I always thought flooded was flooded...


I think it matters more how high the water got and what systems were affected. I wouldn't think that brakes would be that much to worry about, it's a pretty basic system, it keeps brake fluid in the system and would also keep water out. If the flood level of the car went above the master cylinder, then I think it'd be completely totaled. You really worry about electronics, corrosion would show up a couple years later as all the wiring would start rusting away from exposure to salt water.

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