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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:32 PM
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Cars ruined by Katrina sold in Bolivia
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia - The bathtub ring of mold on the ceiling of Colleen McGaw's Mini Cooper marks how high Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters rose inside the sporty red coupe.

"There was this mold, this grossness all over it," McGaw says, recalling how she found the car, her college graduation present, three months after the storm submerged her New Orleans neighborhood. "I cried. It may sound lame, but I cried. I had wanted a car like that since I was a child."

Two years later, McGaw was shocked to learn from The Associated Press that her beloved Mini turned up 3,600 miles south in Bolivia. Its new owner stuck with a complete overhaul at $23,000 and counting is feeling her pain.

more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071117/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/b... ;_ylt=AslQOkU.bomtdFPXa7XsSkdvaA8F
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:37 PM
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1. Cars ruined in North Carolina sold in New England. Nothing new. Buyer beware. nt
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