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Post by dutchman on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 pm

Just thinking out loud here... I welcome your opinions.

Any of you guys have experience with a salvage titled vehicle? I've found vehicle that fits the criteria my wife has given for our next vehicle, the hang-up is that it's a salvage title. I've got a dealership VIN report and it says no accidents reported, no fire/flood damage, no theft. It does say that there is a fleet/rental/lease record, duplicate title records, then the usual emission/safety records and loan/lien records. The price is right on the vehicle and I'm considering taking a look at it (haven't seen it in person yet) and having it looked over by a shop. Would you guys consider a salvage title if everything checks out?

Another thing, does the fact that it's a salvage title make it harder to get financing?


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Post by Kedds on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:44 pm

I think the salvage titles can be a good thing if you have everything checked out. Make sure you check for frame damage, airbags still work, mechanical inspection. I had a friend get a @&#$ (jeep) that had a salvage title and we found the only thing that had happed to it was it rolled down a hill about 6 times. But everyone has heard the stories of 2 cars being welded together. Just make sure you have them looked at by a good mechanic. just my $0.02
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Post by Kevin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:38 am

I wouldn't be scared of it as long as you do your homework, Brady. Just don't pay too much for it, because you won't be able to sell it for much either.

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Post by dutchman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:15 am

I am doing my homework on it and I definitely won't be paying too much for it. I think the decision has been made for me though, it doesn't have heated seats and the wife wants heated seats.

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Post by Kevin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:26 am

Heated seats? Your wife is a wimp.

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Post by dutchman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:10 am

She wants to keep her butt warm in the winter.

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Post by Kevin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:16 am

I thought that's what husbands were for. Are you failing in your marital duties?

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Post by dutchman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:29 am

I must be... No

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