Should I buy a salvaged vehicle?
Seller says it was just a minor bumper damage.
- hornchurchmaleLv 723 hours ago
unless we have a very good idea of what minor damage is? then steer clear .as you have asked question I would suggest you avoid oR involve a trusted mechanic or. proper engineer . ( costs) many salvage vehicles are described a minor damage and this is a great area as to what may in fact be minor to a dealer / repair garage can be a major issue to man in street with little or no idea what is involved in repairs. we can in fact get bargain cars needing little in way of new parts. but unless we. can check behind bumper ..see if panel damage has occurred and if body alignment has been affected ? then it can get costly putting right .
- 3 days ago
Bumper damage could be chassis damage too , avoid it completely
- ron hLv 73 days ago
Maybe. You'll likely NEVER be able to get collision insurance on it. If the airbags popped and were now replaced that will total an car that's 6 or 7 years old. I'd go to a body shop and see if you can find out if airbags are OK or they've just been pulled out. Age, make and model and condition are REALLY important. someone mentioned that if the title is TX it could be a flood car. Look under the dash and carpet for anything that looks like it got wet. RUN from a flood car. A salvage car might be OK, or might not.
- RichardLv 54 days ago
Your money, your decision
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- 5 days ago
BUYER BEWARE... SALVAGE TITLE MAY or MAY NOT BE LEGAL TO RESISTER and drive in your state.
ALSO YOU may have problems getting insurance on it.
- 5 days ago
Have a mechanic look at it before you buy it. There could be internal things that you can't see.
- thebax2006Lv 75 days ago
A sucker always comes along thinking they are getting a great deal
- 5 days ago
I have owned a few salvaged cars in my life time and the answer is "sure."
The insurance company doesn't just "salvage" it due to the severity of the accident or incident. It whether or not their evaluation of the car vs fixing it. I've bought a truck that was in an accident (attached picture).1996 toyota tacoma 155,000 miles. So the damage u see is cosmetics and the frame was not bent. I bought it for $1,300.I put a piece of wood behind the fender and pounded it as best i can (probably looks 30% better than picture.Still own this little gem of a truck today (10+ years with 255,000 miles).I have also bought salvage cars for my family.... it some salvaged cars you can see the frame was pulled straight.. and that's usually no bueno as the integrity of the frame has been compromised for the next accident.SO my answer? Just depends.. and go into with a flashlight + know how.
- AlCaponeLv 76 days ago
No way would a car ever be be salvaged and only have bumper damage. Don't be an idiot.
- regeruggedLv 76 days ago
No. You have no way of knowing if seller is telling the truth.