Car was in a flood, need advice.

Asked by Nov 02, 2015 at 10:26 PM about the 2001 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001Honda Civic Ex 4dr standard. Car has around 205,000
on it. Just had maintenance around $1700 done on it. Now new
problems. First, no crank no start issue. Was trying to get it in to
diagnose. Now, the day after a flood, the dealer tells me it has water
in the compuer. Do i replace computer from scrap yard? I dont want
to let it go. I have a brand new set of tires and a brand new battery.
What is the best option here?

Just fyi, it wasnt washed away in a river. The water came over the
hood in a parking lot.

3 Answers

115,305

It may be the computer but it likely will be more than that depending on how wet everything got. What does your insurance have to say about it? I would also check for water inside the engine and transmission and your brakes may be compromised too.

Insurance is a no go. Just had liability. The cars at a dealership. Said water got in to everything. I just need to know what im looking at cost wise to fix it, or what the best course of action would be.

115,305

That is a value call only you can make. I suspect that if you fix one thing another and another will come up and you may easily end up exceeding the value of the car when you are done. If water got into the interior then there can be mold issues and odors to deal with too. If you can get a complete estimate to fix everything from the dealer that might help you make a decision.

Your Answer:

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 44,267 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,150.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,350
  • #2
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #3
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
686 Great Deals out of 101,993 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
670 Great Deals out of 63,664 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic Coupe
97 Great Deals out of 10,649 listings starting at $977
Used Toyota Camry
859 Great Deals out of 70,688 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
702 Great Deals out of 75,749 listings starting at $100
Used Nissan Altima
840 Great Deals out of 61,662 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
455 Great Deals out of 46,206 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord Coupe
97 Great Deals out of 3,841 listings starting at $1,984
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 39,759 listings starting at $1,312
Used Ford Focus
488 Great Deals out of 76,542 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Jetta
473 Great Deals out of 27,540 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic EX For Sale
5,210 listings starting at $18,589
2017 Honda Civic EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 429 listings starting at $16,703
2016 Honda Civic EX For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 653 listings starting at $14,200
2015 Honda Civic EX For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,694 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Honda Civic EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $8,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.