Salt and water damage is a bad thing when it comes to used Jeeps or any auto. The corrorsive properties leave to many unknown factors in my view. Tons of infor on the web about it. I think your money would be better spent buying a good condition Jeep as it will cost you less in the long run. Or look for a salavge titled, non flood, from places like, casmiami.com, or autoworldofamerica.com both out of Fla, but list if it was in a flood or erepairables.com also has a good list of jeeps.