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Sandy might send more than 250,000 cars to scrap heap

Reuters -- Superstorm Sandy may consign as many as a quarter of a million new and used cars and trucks to the scrap heap, a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in new auto sales, automakers and dealers said.

So far, automakers have reported that some 16,000 brand new vehicles will have to be scrapped due to the killer storm that flooded coastal areas in New Jersey and New York. Many of them were stored at the port of Newark when Sandy hit.



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Submitted Nov 08, 2012 By: nraacct
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:00:06 AM

Stimulus!
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:30:18 AM

Get the detailed history report of ANY usd car that is being bought - no matter WHEN.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 6:49:42 AM

Gotta watch out for the flooded cars in the used car market.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:45:42 PM

Wow.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:50:38 PM

Will be good for new vehicle sales.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:51:20 PM


Wish I owned a scrap yard about now!
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A2J
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:48:22 PM

250,000 cars to scrap...Holy cow
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:00:04 PM

Lots of money to be made in metal recycling.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:06:33 PM

Hopefully they WILL be scraped.
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bicycle1966
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:02:02 PM

I wonder how many will be cleaned up and re-sold to unsuspecting buyers.
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 7:58:21 AM

The insurance companys will foot the bill for this cash for clunkers, and eventually us with higher premiums.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 7:55:28 AM

Sad but true.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 7:24:33 AM

Ouch.
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 6:57:32 AM

sounds like a differnet cash for clunkers.
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derKraut
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:48:51 AM

And as in the aftermath of similar storms, people will be trying to hide the fact their vehicles were under water. Salt water is not your electrical systems friend.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:14:40 AM

Either the car prices or the insurance primes will increase.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:05:54 AM

Sounds like an economic stimulus.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:55:53 AM

Too bad, need to be on the lookout for unscrupulous individuals.
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 3:14:29 AM

Do not buy used cars unless you know the car and the owner who has had it for awhile. Folks love to sell their misery to someone else to make a buck.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:30:37 AM

Sandy might send more than 250,000 cars to scrap heap – watch for refurbished and retitled vehicles. Do Not buy a used car unless you know where it came from! This is one way to sell more vehicles, a natural disaster!
My current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special submerged 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:28:44 AM

Terrible things have happened to our east coast citizens.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:47:42 AM

How unfortunate.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:37:14 AM

Too bad about the new cars that were ruined.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:35:00 AM

Teamsimmons- they were getting free gas .NOt sure how long that lasted though as it was a limited amount of gas sent there and it was for mostly the utility companies.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:24:47 AM

Oh goody, new cars to help this "recovering" economy
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:18:50 AM

Ouch! We feel so sorry for those who are suffering loss as a result of Sandy, not just in relation to cars but overall.

There are some folks who are saying that Sandy as a weather system was manipulated or controlled to be far worse than was originally predicted. If that can ever be proven, we wonder if there will be a class action lawsuit against those who caused the destruction.

In the meantime, what is happening to gas prices in the Sandy-struck areas?
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Sheila13296
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:18:16 AM

as for the damage covered by insurance companies.....it depends on what totalled the car ..rain ,hail , or sand ...if the owner had physical damage coverage or just liability......you would be SUPRISED at how many people own a new car and DON'T have physical damage coverage!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:11:02 AM

Tragic.
Now let's see if these vehicles show up for sale.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:06:47 AM

Buyers beware - some insurance companies turn flood damaged cars over to reburbers in order to recoup losses. Illegal but still done
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:05:23 AM

Thank the NWO people for directing this disaster to the mainland, which was not supposed to hit land with Harp or harp like device
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:59:50 PM

Saddened to hear the damage to some approximately 100 Fisker Karmas damaged to Sandy....will they too become popular sellers?
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:59:12 PM

cls...dhan
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:55:25 PM

bailout
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:54:07 PM

$$$$$$$
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:53:04 PM


Lots of re-titled cars ended up on the market after Katrina.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:50:31 PM

Dont buy any used cars for at least one year unless you know the previous owner!!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:48:01 PM

DON'T BELIEVE IT FOR A SECOND... USED CAR LOTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WILL BE BUYING ALL THE HURRICANE DAMAGE CARS & TRUCKS AND RE-SELLING THEM AS LIKE-NEW VEHICLES... BUYERS BEWARE... THIS IS A FUTURE NIGHTLINE TRAGEDY IN THE MAKING... AND OF COURSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL STATE THAT, WE HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS GOING TOO HAPPEN... BECAUSE, THATS WHAT THEY SAID 12-15 YEARS AGO...
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:47:51 PM

nothing last forever.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:44:59 PM

Great for the automakers. Great as long as the damaged cars don't end up on the market for sale.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:42:55 PM

And economy continues to fall deeper and deeper into the point of no return.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:41:27 PM

Sounds like time to be cautious ofused cars again . . .
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:29:53 PM

Disaster on top of disaster. To replace some of the old rust buckets people were driving is beyond manys means.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:27:12 PM

this should help with sales since replacements will be needed...
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:26:22 PM

Methinks that insurance companies will be the biggest losers for Sandy damage to new and used cars. I wonder if manufacturers had insurance on new and unsold cars that were destroyed. Cars lost in the storm were just a small percentage of the overall destruction.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:26:05 PM

If you're an atheist can the insurance companies claim an act of God?
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:23:54 PM

Be on the look out for flood cars on the market.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:23:01 PM

Sandy was a bad broad!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:22:12 PM

More cars will be bought to replace the lost ones.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:20:29 PM

That's s shame, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:19:26 PM

wonder who was insuring this mess?
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