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Old 01-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Sandy Damaged Golf R, Anything I should look for? Good Idea?

I found this water damaged 2012 Golf R through a insurance salvage auction in my area and Im really thinking about buying it. But before I do that, is there anything I should look into before I do? Would it be a too risky of a investment? Anything I should look for that might be a deal breaker? Ive contacted the people selling the vehicle for more details on it, and I will probably get a inspector to check it out if I really plan on buying it.
Does anyone with experience buying salvage or flood damage cars think its worth the time or effort?
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Shit will break. Vw are known for electrical problems. That + water = fuck. If its under 10k i say go for it though
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:54 AM   #3
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Shit will break. Vw are known for electrical problems. That + water = fuck. If its under 10k i say go for it though
Thanks for the reply.
Yeah Im trying to see how much it might go for, I dont think Id chase it if it went too much over 10K.
Hopefully it doesnt have much damage, but I guess il see when I hear back from the seller.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:17 AM   #4
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Worse than just water bud. Salt water! Figure everything electronic will need to be replaced.
Major future headache !
$10k is probably to much.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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Worse than just water bud. Salt water! Figure everything electronic will need to be replaced.
Major future headache !
$10k is probably to much.
How can you tell it's salt water damaged? I don't think all the sandy damaged cars are salt water damaged.

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:26 AM   #6
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I don't know.... Smells fishy.

Sorry I had to.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:03 AM   #7
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Seats will need to be replaced... carpets too
god knows how many electronics modules. EFF that
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:19 AM   #8
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yeah i wouldnt do it where was the auction ?
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I don't know.... Smells fishy.
I hate it when it smells fishy
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Probably have to assume ALL the electronics are toast. Thats at least 10K to replace. Seats, carpet, door cards, headliner, pillars etc (depending on how deep it was).

Then you gotta figure its a salvage title so you can't finance any of it, and resale is going to be SHIT.

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:14 AM   #11
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no, not worth it. unless you want to do a heavy restoration to get it back to the new car feel. just think of all the wiring for the seatbelts,airbags,abs,ecu that could possibly go bad.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:01 AM   #12
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If you're already vw tech or similar and you want to spend the time and money as a 'second' project car with a custom interior etc, then go for it, if you're in need of a reliable DD then I would pass on it.
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I found this water damaged 2012 Golf R through a insurance salvage auction in my area and Im really thinking about buying it. But before I do that, is there anything I should look into before I do? Would it be a too risky of a investment? Anything I should look for that might be a deal breaker? Ive contacted the people selling the vehicle for more details on it, and I will probably get a inspector to check it out if I really plan on buying it.
Does anyone with experience buying salvage or flood damage cars think its worth the time or effort?
Red one? if it is it looked like it was under a ton of water, maybe racecar like mentioned.

EDIT - looked at the pics so obviously not the red one. That doesn't look as bad but it could have been under 12in of water or 100% submerged and then wiped down.
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I don't know.... Smells fishy.

Sorry I had to.
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OP, run in the other direction. The car will never be right, and little surprises will creep up over the next few years unless you strip it completely and start over. At that point, it would be a better investment to buy a new Golf R.
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