What does "Salvage history reported" mean exactly? Is the car not worth buying?
It means do not buy it!
it means the car was deemed non repairable by the insurance company, but has been fixed and retitled for resale. if it was repaired correctly and you can get a good deal it would be worth buying. take it to a reputable shop and let them do a full inspection. its cheaper to pay an inspection fee than a bunch of unknown repair bills after the purchase of the vehicle
Ok so it's definitely been wrecked then. I heard it could also be from a police seize ? It's a good deal but I don't want to mess around and the car is out of state , to much hassle. Appreciate your feedback.
Wrecked, flood, recovered theft, hail damage, fire, vandalism, etc. can all deem a vehicle a salvage vehicle. If the insurance company totals it, for whatever reason, it becomes a salvage title vehicle. If someone buys it, fixes it up, and has a motor vehicle inspection performed the vehicle will then have a rebuilt title attached to it for the rest of it's life. Now if this is an older model that wasn't worth much, a minor fender bender will cause the insurance company to total the vehicle. Generally speaking though it's best to stay away from such a vehicle. HTH. -Jim
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