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Do you know or does anyone know what the rusted white areas could be? Thinking about buying this car, it was a salvage car but has been fixed. 2013 civic ex coupe. Im hesitant to buy the car because of the rust at such a early year. Im not sure if it could be due to the radiator breaking during the front end accident. Any ideas?
Looks like road salt corrosion. Car from up north? Mine was, has some of that. It’s just surface stuff, nothing terrible.


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Do you know or does anyone know what the rusted white areas could be? The areas around the spark plug bolts are heavily rusted aswell. Thinking about buying this car, it was a salvage car but has been fixed. 2013 civic ex coupe. Im hesitant to buy the car because of the rust at such a early year. Im not sure if it could be due to the radiator breaking during the accident or maybe a flood? The car was purchased from an auction in providence RL
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Im looking to buy a honda civic 2013 coupe. Everything checked out besides small white debri on the engine. The car is salvage title and had been in a front end. Im thinking maybe debri from the radiator pump. Any ideas?
That car, looks to me, like it was in a flood...
RUN AWAY as fast as you can.

I would NEVER buy a salvage title car, especially one that's been in a flood.
 

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Like Teeps said, I would never even consider a Salvage title. If you're just looking for a used commuter car (considering you're buying a 2013 civic, you probably are) then it's a total buyers market. There's literally millions of options, don't buy a salvage title.
 

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Where are you and/or the car located?
 

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The reason I had asked about location is because if the car is an early '13 that was on the east coast during SS Sandy, it could very well be a salvaged flood victim.
 

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I own a salvaged/rebuilt 2013 ex coupe and have no regrets, so I disagree with what others have said. The key is to have transparency in your comminication with the seller, meaning that they must show you "before" pictures and records of all the restorative repairs. My car had a smashed rear end. No frame or suspension damage. If it was the front end that was smashed, I would've passed. In your case, I would pass on it because of possible flooding. I also know that resale value is crap, so I plan to keep this car for a long time.
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I own a salvaged/rebuilt 2013 ex coupe and have no regrets, so I disagree with what others have said. The key is to have transparency in your comminication with the seller, meaning that they must show you "before" pictures and records of all the restorative repairs. My car had a smashed rear end. No frame or suspension damage. If it was the front end that was smashed, I would've passed. In your case, I would pass on it because of possible flooding. I also know that resale value is crap, so I plan to keep this car for a long time.
If everyone was as astute as you, with regard to evaluating a salvaged car.
Then yes, there can be some good deals to be had.
Even with my experience I would not take the chance on a salvage rebuild.

There is a youtube channel called samcrac where he buys salvaged cars and... well just go see what he does.
 

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Hi. I just realized I am posting under two names because I forgot my user name and password at some point. From now on, my "skunked" account is retired. I will only post under the name "steez" going forward. Sorry for the confusion. Mahalo.
 
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