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Unread 09-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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In my opinion i would never pay more than $3k for a car with a salvage title unless it is a classic or a rare car. I think it is funny that people want >$5k for a car with a salvage title.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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I'm looking for an earlier focus, and if it was 3 or 4K with a salvage title, I'd still grab it up, not many parts in it would stay stock anyway. As long as I can stick a set of plates on and insure it.
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i mean i would be fine with it if it came with complete documentation of the repairs etc.
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There was a guy on craigslist not too long ago asking for 14k for a high mileage GTO with a salvage title. It's hilarious how much money people want for wrecked cars. It's even funnier when there are people who think they're good deals when you can get(in this case) a low mileage, perfect title for a grand more.
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You can get some insane deals.
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Depends on the car. I'm not going to pay that much for a salvage car that's stock and fairly run-of-the-mill. Not even for something like a Mustang or Camaro. If I were buying such a vehicle with a salvage title it's because I need the parts off of it and it's not liable to run again anyways. But if you were selling me a salvage-titled Ferrari Testarossa I would not hesitate to consider it. I'd check it out, make sure nothing's cracked and that it won't break in half, and if all is good and I can license it for use on the street I'd buy it regardless.
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exactly kenny that is was i feel too i just laugh at people that want $5k for a 1980 corvette with a horrid bodykit with 160K miles with a salvage title.
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The day before I bought my Focus, there was another focus with a salvaged title. Had all the rice gear on it. (Fart can, aftermarket rims, etc) and he wanted more than I paid for my car.

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I'd consider more if they had proof of a full repair.
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That's what I would be double checking if I were interested in a salvage-titled exotic. Especially with exotics.
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