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post #1 of 4 Old 07-31-2014, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Potential Flood Damage F355

I've recently put a deposit on a F355. While the car was at Ferrari for a pre-purchase inspection and flood had occurred in the basement where the car was being held. Anyone have any recommendations on how we should proceed with this situation would be greatly appreciated. We have little to no information on how bad the flood was or the state of the car.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-01-2014, 01:53 PM
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The absolute best thing you can do is walk away while it isn't too late. There are plenty 355's on the market which haven't suffered flood damage of any type. The issue with something like this isn't so much what they find now, but what pops up later on. There's a good chance the car will suffer electrical problems due to corroded wiring connections and ground AND suffer from hidden rust and corrosion which won't be discovered until it's too late. All this means is no matter what you do and how much you spend now, the future is very uncertain.


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The absolute best thing you can do is walk away while it isn't too late. There are plenty 355's on the market which haven't suffered flood damage of any type. The issue with something like this isn't so much what they find now, but what pops up later on. There's a good chance the car will suffer electrical problems due to corroded wiring connections and ground AND suffer from hidden rust and corrosion which won't be discovered until it's too late. All this means is no matter what you do and how much you spend now, the future is very uncertain.
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I know what happen to the car. Run from that car and find another one.
Many other cars in Toronto. If you need a car or a PPI on a car call me.
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