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Old 12-22-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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2010 camaro should i buy this

Hey all,new to this site and am glad the wait is over for the camaros return i need a opinion,open to all I have a 2010 camaro 2lt/rs am looking to buy(i know v-6,lets get over it for now) The car was salvage/flood,its at a small dealer that bought it at auction to bring in customers(he said it worked) but would sell it Hes had it for a yr and drove it 500 miles The flood happened 2010 august I checked it out once,no smell or dampness, dont think it got in dash but did get to trunk Ran a carfax,and of course said flood title/salvage,said it was one owner Im not a big fan of salvage titles but the car is nice.Only body damage is front lower where wrecker picked it up,very minor The car is loaded,with RS, orange leather inserts,guages,auto tap shift and only 1800 miles Plan on driving it tomorrow,just having a hard time passing it up He wants 19k for it
He will take my 96 z vert 95k miles in trade for 14k differance and tax
Give me your thoughts I dont plan on selling it,just driving the wheels off it What do you think and what should i worry about Thanks
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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seems risky but a great price i would try to talk him down even lower.maybe have som1 else look at the car to make sure its ok
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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I would stay away from any vehicle without a clean title, you have to remember, its not going to be easy to resell it. Personally I would not do it, but thats just me.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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Quick question, when you say "flood" what do you mean by that? The whole car was under water?

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Old 12-22-2011, 11:26 PM   #5
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Ok well anyways. If it does mean what i think it means, stay away from it! Water gets everywhere. I guarantee you in a month or 2 of daily driving, the engine will give out.
Source: my dad buys alot of cars from auctions and sells them. I gave it a try, bought a dodge neon for $4000, says only problem was flood, car looked in perfect condition, couldnt tell anything was wrong with it at all! 2-3 months later. Engine breaks down, never got it to work again. My advice from past experience, do not buy no matter how good the deal sounds

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Old 12-22-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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I wonder if it's the same camaro posted here a year ago of a flood. Any way it sounds to risky I would over look this one and get one that has a clear title.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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I say do not.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #8
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No.

Once the wire harnesses get wet, it becomes a never ending nightmare.

I saw a nice SS In the classifieds for $25,500. The LT deals in your price range have to be out thre.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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Flood cars are totaled for a reason.

Your trade is worth more and their car is worth less.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #10
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I agree with everyone else, stay away from a flood car/ salvage title. There are other deals out there with clean titles.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:47 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies The reason behind this I have the cash to put with it no bank no payments Of course i want a ss, but i do have a iroc with a 454 that should run better than 13.00(it better)and would like just a nice cruiser,and with gas going up all the time and a thirsty silverado,its just made since to buy v-6 How well do they run by the way
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:03 AM   #12
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V6 Camaro is great.

Salvage title might even be ok for the right price.

But NOT if the reason for the salvage title is for flood damage.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #13
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I'm not worried about salvage titles EXCEPT for flooded vehicles. It's an electrical nightmare waiting to happen if it isn't already.
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Nope, Never buy flood, Wrecked.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:18 AM   #15
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I wonder if it's the same camaro posted here a year ago of a flood.
Can someone find that thread and post a link? Sorry, can't use the search function from my "smart" phone.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #16
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Can someone find that thread and post a link? Sorry, can't use the search function from my "smart" phone.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #17
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yea that's the one i was talking about.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:48 AM   #18
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Lol. I remember this. Sux for that previois owner.

OP: STAY AWAY FROM THAT DEAL!!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:53 AM   #19
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #20
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As others have said, I would also stay away from a flooded car. Electrical problems suck!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:59 AM   #21
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I say hell no! HUD is an absolute must!!
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I say hell no! HUD is an absolute must!!


That's your take away from this? Don't buy a 2010 because there's no HUD?



Gonna assume you're kidding! LOL
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That's your take away from this? Don't buy a 2010 because there's no HUD?



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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 AM   #24
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Don't do it, 19k is way too high for a flood car IMO. It's bound to have troubles as you drive it. Stay away from that camaro.
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That's your take away from this? Don't buy a 2010 because there's no HUD?



Gonna assume you're kidding! LOL
I thought I would mention the biggest problem with that car, why is there something else wrong with it?? LMAO!
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