posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 07:21 AM
reply to post by mikell
On Long Island, NY, I have seen numerous cars towed starting about a week after we got the power restored. Many, many cars towed round the clock. All
with the interior all fogged up, or literally dripping from the condensation inside the car. I saw some really nice cars (collector’s type) and some
really nice worked up motorcycles. Unfortunately all are totaled.
The towing operators were making an absolute killing towing as many cars, as fast as they could (with no regard for the towed cars) and bringing them
to a staging area in Suffolk County for resolution at auction. Some will be resold as spare parts, some as scrap metal, and others will just never
sell (they are too far gone.)
Aside of the interior smelling like sea water, there is the corrosion that salt water causes. It chews up steel much faster than salt on a snow
covered road way does. That may be the primary reason these cars are being totaled.
Please get the car fax report before buying ANY used car in the tri-state area.