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Re: coupla qs re salvage title (archive)

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Posted by andyman on January 13, 2001 at 11:04:53:

In Reply to: coupla qs re salvage title posted by a on January 13, 2001 at 10:57:33:

salvage titles aren't that bad to have, especially on a car that you're keeping for a while. Do you have insurance to cover the damage? the company will probably give you $$$ and want to take the car. If you can keep the car, a thrown together fix on an old car will make it virtually worthless, and a $3k fix on a $2500 car seems extreme too. If I were in that situation, I'd try to get the $ for the damage and drive the car until it falls apart.

3 years ago I bought an accident victim vehicle that had been fixed. I bought it for 1/2 of the blue book value because of this. Since I plan on keeping it until it has lived it's days to the fullest, I don't care how hard it is to sell.

I hope this rambling helps some.

# 1 son was rear ended in the grape (86 528e) 3300$ appraissal to repair. car is valued @2500$. i would like to kludge car together and keep driving it. there is no structural damage. the damage is purely sheetmetaland enrgy absorbing bumper. (think twice b4 liposuction you guys.) the s-10 blazer that did the deed was towed from the scene.grape drove home 140miles. auto body guy says that a salvage title is hard to overcome, but is much easier for a 10yr old car. of course i get this info @ 4pm fri,so instant gratification is out and i hafta stew all w/e. does any body out there in cyber-land have any knowledge about mass salvage title ins and outs? TIA

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