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Old 08-19-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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This is what THOUSANDS of cars looked like down here after sitting for two weeks in saltwater when the levees broke durring Katrina. I found this pic on the web and thought you guys would appreciate it.



Moral of the story- don't buy salvage title cars out of NOLA!

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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However if you got it cheep enough, worth building a race car. Carpet's worthless and you'd re-do the wiring anyways. But yeah, total loss. Sad sight.
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I'd buy it if it weren't for those rusty rotors...
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I wasn't here for Katrina, but if I ever have to evacuate no way in hell would I leave my car behind.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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The box may have been the less valuable car. With the fires in CA my parents had to evacuate and 2 people could only take so many cars. It's sad but true.
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The box may have been the less valuable car. With the fires in CA my parents had to evacuate and 2 people could only take so many cars. It's sad but true.

true. I just know when my family evacuated my mom, dad and brother all went in the same one car with the dog. Then they were stuck gone for a while with only one car staying out in the middle of nowhere. But then the ones they left behind weren't exactly all that either.
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Any other pictures or do you happen to have the source link?
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Reminds me of my roommate's bathtub.
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Reminds me of my roommate's bathtub.
That's nasty !!
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This is a local 2002 C4S owner from a few years ago. He was in a gym during a rain storm and the drain in the parking lot did not drain. Once water gets to the door sill level car is usually totaled.

It was taken to the local dealer and the mechanics in the shop wanted it because there was nothing really wrong. A fresh water bath for maybe 20 minutes.

He ended up with a 2001 turbo.
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This is a local 2002 C4S owner from a few years ago. He was in a gym during a rain storm and the drain in the parking lot did not drain. Once water gets to the door sill level car is usually totaled.

It was taken to the local dealer and the mechanics in the shop wanted it because there was nothing really wrong. A fresh water bath for maybe 20 minutes.

He ended up with a 2001 turbo.


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This is what THOUSANDS of cars looked like down here after sitting for two weeks in saltwater when the levees broke durring Katrina. I found this pic on the web and thought you guys would appreciate it.



Moral of the story- don't buy salvage title cars out of NOLA!

I bought this car and turned it into mine.



Just joking.

It would make a great parts car....anyone know of any in New Orleans??
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You never know the financial condition of the person who owned that car. They might have purposely left it knowing they could collect the insurance money, pay off the note, and get out from under a car they couldn't afford to keep after they lost everything.

I meet people every day who are driving cars they cannot afford to own. Half the BMW drivers in Houston are this way.
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It not only was left behind, the window was opened. I think the owner clearly wanted bad things to happen to this car.
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You never know the financial condition of the person who owned that car. They might have purposely left it knowing they could collect the insurance money, pay off the note, and get out from under a car they couldn't afford to keep after they lost everything.

I meet people every day who are driving cars they cannot afford to own. Half the BMW drivers in Houston are this way.

True. I hadn't thought of that. Way back when I had an Audi that I would have gladly left in a flood. Nobody would buy the damn thing.

I would cry if that happened to my Boxster though.
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I remember when Hurricane Andrew came through.. i was living in ft. Lauderdale at the time and we were only able to take a certain # of cars ( week took the pontiac fiero and a van with newborn daughter).. had a brand new ford taurus that had to be left behind.. thankfully we only lost a couple of trees and no flooding damage

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