Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage up and down the East Coast, and according to some sources, that will make a big impact on the supply of used vehicles (going up as much as $1,000 per vehicle) and the likelihood that the used vehicle you want to buy may be water damaged. Bringing back a water-damaged vehicle is not impossible, but it does mean there could be significant issues down the road.
Some estimates put it at close to 250,000 vehicles affected, a good number of which were destroyed by the storm. If you are in the market for a used pickup over the next several months or years, whether on the East Coast or not, there is a chance the vehicle you're looking at has water or Sandy damage.
Of course, just because a vehicle is from the East Coast is not the only reason to suspect there could be water damage. According to our friends at KickingTires.com, there are some quick and easy ways to identify if the truck you are looking at could be a vehicle that suffered flood damage. Some are pretty obvious, but the key is to keep your eyes on several key areas.