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    How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    A small heads-up for prospective used car buyers .................

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    Not surprising at all... Half the cars I look at with clean carfax look like they've been in accidents.
    I'm sure it catches some issues but an inspection catches more and so does an informed consumer.

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    Re: How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    All those cars that go underwater in floods and storms don't just vanish into thin air. They go a couple of states over on to Craig's List.
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    An advantage older cars have... Flood cars not a huge deal. I bought one years ago. Carpet was trashed but in reality not bad. Car wasn't driven either so big difference.

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    Re: How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rodnok01 View Post
    An advantage older cars have... Flood cars not a huge deal. I bought one years ago. Carpet was trashed but in reality not bad. Car wasn't driven either so big difference.
    Yes, I completely submerged my '74 Chevy 4x4 pickup the first year I owned it. I was dumb enough to believe someone who said they just watched people cross a river and the current wasn't bad. It got washed to where the water was over the roof. I drained fluids 'till the water changed to dino, pulled the plugs and cranked it over 'till water stopped squirting out the holes and drove it home. I changed all the fluids and left the seats out to dry in the sun. Kept the truck for several more years without a single problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Yes, I completely submerged my '74 Chevy 4x4 pickup the first year I owned it. I was dumb enough to believe someone who said they just watched people cross a river and the current wasn't bad. It got washed to where the water was over the roof. I drained fluids 'till the water changed to dino, pulled the plugs and cranked it over 'till water stopped squirting out the holes and drove it home. I changed all the fluids and left the seats out to dry in the sun. Kept the truck for several more years without a single problem.
    My dad had a 77 Blazer we buried to the top of wheel wells only a few weeks old, then the Factory battery took a dump for the second time in a week, had to walk a few miles to find a farmer to pull us out and jump the truck. Bent a tow hook yanking it out. Man did momma rip us both a new one when we got home and he was late for work which never happened(no cell phones back then) . Don't think we ever did get all the mud off the inside. Luckily he ordered with no carpet. We swapped all the fluids when we got home, never had an issue all the years he owned it.

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    Re: How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    Drying out a submerged car and having no problems afterwards is pure luck and certainly not the norm, but was a little more likely with a '60 or '70 vintage car with very little electronics.

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    Good clean fresh water is one thing and a sewage, silt, agricultural runoff, soup is quite another. The corrosion of electrical contacts and components never ends. Combine that with a possible hydro lock and you are doomed.
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    Re: How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    KATRINA and SANDY (among others) - salt water. Not good

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    Re: How "clean" is that used Cadillac ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    KATRINA and SANDY (among others) - salt water. Not good
    Any worse than a ten year old Canadian car? Its that Krown time of year in Ontario.

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