Would this car be safe on buying?

Asked by Oct 17, 2016 at 01:43 AM about the 2012 Kia Optima SX

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm in the market for a car. recently i found a 2012
kia optima sx for about 4000 under market price.
the seller states "Mechanically this Optima runs
perfectly. The water level was very low in side the
car and only the carpet got wet. The carpet was
removed, cleaned and thoroughly dried. Needless
to say everything is working perfectly." Also the car
comes with a salvage title & seller states that they
can get a reconstructed title.

2 Answers


Flood damage can be a crap shoot! With the electronics in today's vehicles I'd stay away from it. Water causes corrosion which may not show up until after the fact. If the seller can get a reconstructed title then good, let him do that BEFORE you buy it. Otherwise that headache will be on you! With some States it's a major event to get a salvage title changed to a rebuilt/reconstructed title. Again, I'd keep shopping. HTH. -Jim

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I'd pass on it also.

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