Sandy could impact unsuspecting used-car buyers | Synopsis

Sandy could impact unsuspecting used-car buyers

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It could be days, even weeks, before the storm-battered Eastern Seaboard dries out.   Brutal winds and extensive flooding, from Maine to the Carolinas, has wrecked homes and businesses, and left millions without power, even the New York subway system forced to close. The destruction is likely to include thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by floodwater. In some cases, vehicles can be repaired. But many will have suffered extensive, irreparable damage and should be scrapped.   That doesn’t mean they will be.  If recent history is any indication, a number of seriously flood-damaged vehicles will wind up on used car lots and sold to unsuspecting consumers. Experts say half of the vehicles damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Floyd were put back on the road.

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If recent history is any indication, a number of seriously flood-damaged vehicles will wind up on used car lots and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 28, 2012.