Originally Posted by danightmare7
Any one here have experience with a flooded car. Hurricane sandy flood. I've never ever bought a salvage/flooded title car before, but looking at a few at an auction. What are the pros and cons? anyone actually ever bought one and what was your experience with them. I'm looking at CLS, S-550, GL 450, Range Rover. Anyone currently own or have owned any of the above vehicle who can give me advice would be appreciated.
I can tell you a little bit. I had a new car which I ran through a dip in the road full of water. The flood came in to my car. The carpets were sodden.
I was in a country where skilled help was hard to find and even then, it wasn't really skilled. I decided to take up the carpet myself, which I did. It was the worst and messiest job I could have hd, the carpet was hanging in waves in the car for many weeks and the floor rusted badly. When it finally dried out, it proved difficult to restore the carpet in place. It was easy to take up (comparatively) but needed an interior expert to out back, so it was always untidy afterwards. The seats really needed to have been taken out, and all the stripping removed, plus the adhesive in the underlay stuck immovably to the floor of the car, making the drying out period interminable ........That's as much as I can tell you.
An expensive car was ruined......