My sister wants to give me her car because it has some issues+ “payback” for some personal issues. The issues it has sounds like it’s AC doesn’t work, needs new tires/break pads, and has very minor damage in the bumper.
It’s a 2012 Chrysler 200 with 166,xxx miles on it. It blue books at 1-2k because of the salvaged title.
Before I knew it had a salvage title my plan was to spend a few hundred bucks fixing it’s problems and having it is my daily driver. But after she revealed to me it has a salvage title I did some googling and it just sounds like not a good idea to have a car with a salvaged title?
Should I just sell it right away?
I feel like recently (the last year or two) I have been seeing more and more salvage title cars for sale mixed in with everything else. I thought it used to be pretty rare and something to double check and avoid, but it's starting to feel inescapable. Is it just a function of the inflation in the used car market or are people actually getting in more accidents?
I’m in the market for a new car, and I got offered a Covic Type R for $15,000. However, it is salvage title.
I know salvage title cars are very difficult to sell - hence the low price being offered to me.
Does anyone have any experience with a salvage title? Why not just total the vehicle out?
Long term, what kinds of problems can I expect?
Pretty straightforward and very pissed. The bike is listed as having a clean title on their website and they assured me it was good when I came in person to purchase it. I just got the bike title from the DMV today and it's listed as salvaged. What can I do about this?
I'm looking at buying a 2012 VW GTI with a salvage title from a private seller. I ran the plates through clearvin.com, it showed a major accident in 2013, and it also brought up these photos taken during an auction i that year: https://imgur.com/a/o6gpObf. No other accidents reported.
It is a "rebuilt" title in California. I'm not sure what standards need to be met to be called "rebuilt," but I at least know it's been driven about 70k miles over the 8 years since it's been totaled, and it looks completely fine in current photos.
Am I stupid to even consider this? I will get it checked out at a frame shop before buying, but it's in a different city and I don't want to waste too much of my time.
My sister gave me a beater car that no longer works, I have a signed Ohio title in her name, but it’s not notarized. I tried to notarize the signed title, but they won’t do it since it’s a previous signature. I just want it salvaged and out of my driveway, but no one in my state will take it without a notorized title. Can I do that from out of state? Has anyone gone through a similar process? I don’t care if it gets in my name or stays in hers.
Anybody here have any experience dealing with a fifth wheel that has a salvage title? My wife and I are going to be doing some full timing and the fifth wheel won't be moved... like ever. My question is, what are the possible challenges I will face because it has a salvage title? Problems getting it registered or insured? If anybody has dealt with this and has some I sight I would greatly appreciate it. Many thanks!
I'm looking at a Suv on Copart, it's listed with minor dents and scratches but Geico the seller, gave it a salvaged title. There is no secondary damage listed. Should I be worried about bidding on this vehicle.
There is a car (Kia Soul 2016) for sale. Looking at the car history, I see that there was salvage sale for it on 2018 due to hail damage. The owner said that he bought it on 2019 and fixed that hail damage. Then he was driving it for Uber for till now. He showed me the pink slip and it shows clean title. I'm confused if it is actually clean. I know that you can't change a salvage title into clean. But how is it clean while it was on a salvage auction? If anyone has more information about his, I greatly appreciate. I can send the VIN # or the report if someone willing to help further.
Do you guys recommend buying a used car with a salvage title. They are usually cheaper which catches my attention as i’m a college student on a budget and need a used car
So I recently bought a used vehicle and the carfax says it is a clean title but has a accident reported but not declared salvage/rebuilt or total loss, when I went to get quotes from insurance companies was told vehicle was salvage/rebuilt. Dealership says it isn't salvage, How do I go about this?
Work-hours in US are high as we know, but it's not everywhere like that. Many cars with salvage title are auctioned and send to Europe where it's cheaper to repair them and give them 2nd life. This idea becomes more and more popular nowadays as brand new cars get more expensive. For a price of a new basic 1.0 Golf one can get for ex. 5.7 Charger from the US and get it repaired. Here is a video for you from one of companies (in this case from Poland) that organize that from A to Z. You tell them what you want, they find it, auction it, ship it, repair it, adjust it to local rules and give it to you like new.
I think some of you may find it interesting.
Hello! Need help. We recently saw a 2014 Honda Pilot exl with 109k miles for $14,500. The car looks great and it is being sold by a mechanic friend of ours who buys cars at auction and fixes it and sells them. We have known him for a long time so trust his words. However the car had a salvage title and the front airbag have been deployed . I have attached the Carfax reprt. If there is a problem our mechanic friend will fix it, but wary of the salvage title cars. Is there any circumstances that it’s ok to buy a salvage car? We need a 7 seater for our family and with the crazy market, I don’t think we can afford a new car anytime soon and this one is within budget
Edit: Got photos of the car after accident , for my untrained eye it does not look horrible except for the airbags
I’m looking at financing a salvage title(theft) car and wanted to see if anyone has any tips. I have the carfax but the title isn’t very specific on why it’s a salvage title. It’s said to be a theft/recovered vehicle and seems to be in very good condition to the eye from the listed photos.
1)Who would be a willing lender for the loan ($13k)
Any tips, suggestions and insight into this process would be very helpful and appropriated!
2016 scion fr-s 24k miles $15,995
Carfax says it was hit while parked had front and rear damage. I’m in the market for a daily driver and came across this thing. It’s in my price and and I’m a huge Toyota fan. Looking for any input do you guys think it’s worth it? What issues should I look for? Again this will be my second vehicle just to daily drive.
Not sure if this is the right group to post this in, But about a month ago I purchased a salvage title vehicle from a individual, and they never registered it, but I got the title and bill of sale and all the other paperwork for the car, I did the salvage inspection process and passed it and got a letter that I'm supposed to take to the county clerk to get it registered. I went to the county clerk and they told me since the previous owner didn't pay the tax or register the vehicle, I can't register it either and I have to find them and get them to register the car. But I was able to pass the Inspection with no problems?
Very confused on what to do in this situation any help appreciated.
So my motorcycle was deemed a total loss but is still functioning and I want to keep it. I haven’t accepted the offer yet. Two questions:
1- if I reject the offer, is it still considered salvaged in New York? Or can I continue to register it as a regular title?
2- is it possible to negotiate the cost down to a price that isn’t a total loss so I can get some money and keep the bike?
Posting for my step dad. He bought a used vehicle from a small mom and pop car dealership two weeks ago. Today he received the title in the mail only to find out it’s a salvage title. He signed paperwork stating that it was not salvage and has never been in any accidents. What would be his recourse? How exactly should I say when I contact them?
I’m looking for a vehicle right now and most of the options I’m seeing are salvaged/rebuilt titles. There is a car I’m looking at that rear ended another vehicle and was marked as total loss by insurance. It is since been rebuilt. Obviously no one can say if it’s a good or bad buy without looking it over, but in general should you always avoid salvage titles or are some okay?
Not necessarily personal finance, but wasn't sure where else to post. Does anyone have experience purchasing a salvage title car? This person in the state next to mine is selling a car that has a kbb value of 14k for 7k. However, it has a salvage title. He purchases totaled cars from insurance companies and fixes them.
This one hit a deer and he replaced panels, windshield, and various other parts. He also drove it about 250 miles so far and hasn't had any issues.
Does anyone have any experience with salvage title cars? This guy is a mechanic and does seem trustworthy, but I've never purchased a car from anywhere other than a dealership. I know the resale value is crap, but I plan on driving it til the wheels come off anyways. It's a 2014 chevy impala