In Reply to: coupla qs re salvage title posted by a on January 13, 2001 at 10:57:33:
Also take "before" repair photos for DMV and the next buyer. A salvage could mean the car was run over by a train OR just the bumper was bent (but the bumper and labor cost equalled the car's value).
Which car would you rather buy? A photo "now" for later (kept in the glove box) will be there to show whoever eventually buys the car. It will bring you the max $ for the car when you can show the minor damage and explain the reason for the salvage title.
# 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