Is Buying a Salvaged Title Car a Good Deal?

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  • Published on:  Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • There are many reasons a car can earn a salvage title. Today we talk pros and cons of buying a salvage car, and if it's worth the savings. Remember there are many factors that play into this choice. This is an excerpt from The Survival Podcast episode 1989 ~ A CrewMember ~ to TSP on YouTube ~ Mechanic Podcasts White Wookie ~ MK3 GTI Videos VW parts videos and Product Reviews To videos VR6 Swap Videos sure to follow me at:The Bloghttp://humblemechanic.comINSTAGRAM STUFF ON AMAZON (affiliate)



  • John smith  1 years ago

    Buying a salvaged title car a good deal if the price is nice and low. You have to be careful with overpriced salvaged title car.

  • I ran into a insurance company that wouldn't insure my mustang that I re-did that had a salvage title when I was a teenager. I had the car fixed great and then couldn't get insurance. I ended up "selling" it to a family member in the next state over and having them title it in their state. Then I had them "sell" it back to me and I re-titled it in my state, and POOF just like magic it was no longer a salvage car.

  • Liana L  21 days ago

    @dannydaw59 yes, they do

  • Liana L  21 days ago

    @Alex Villalobos lmfao i swear people want cheap cars with full wareanties lol

  • hugoknight1  2 years ago

    8 years ago I purchased a "salvage title" 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan from a private party. It had been in an accident and had front end damage but had been nicely repaired. No frame damage. It had 67K on the odometer and I have put another mostly trouble-free 200K on it since. My advice: if you plan on buying a salvage title, be prepared to drive it till it drops because resale value is terrible. But if you like the vehicle it can be a great deal!

  • Lorenz A  4 months ago

    I second this advice. I have a 2008 Honda Fit, it was the best buy I ever made back in 2011.

  • jean lenor  7 months ago

    @HumbleMechanic It drives trouble free, dummy.

  • lonegunm4n  2 years ago

    "collapse into your face" - without a doubt, one of the funniest things I've heard in a while.

  • newton raymond  3 months ago

    I've heard of Radiohead but radioface?

  • maukywan  10 months ago

    I literally laughed out loud!

  • Segev Shpats  2 years ago

    Great video! Also, in my experience a good tip is put the VIN number in google images. In many cases you will be able to get photos of the collision from the CoPart auction listing, just to give you visuals.

  • Steven S  2 years ago

    "they're looking for things to sell you, so they're going to find all of it." Love it!

  • Shawn P  8 months ago

    My experience is that they will point out every flaw.I think pre-inspections are more rigorous than a regular inspection

  • ENJ4321  11 months ago

    Trike er Dealers are in the business of selling you THEIR cars, mechanics like pep boys, are only there to fix YOUR car.

  • Manuel Hernandez  1 months ago

    Salvage cars are the best. Beats buying cars from a dealer.

  • isellcatlitter  2 years ago

    the only salvage title vehicle i would even think about buying is a hail damaged one... no way would i buy a flood damaged vehicle... too many computers in modern cars, and they can be a real headache

  • Always be Smart  2 years ago

    I bought a salvage title 2002 Toyota celica and after buying it noticed a paint brush handle was being used as a washer to secure the front bumper..Dont buy a salvage title car unless you really know how to inspect a car

  • Michael Hall  3 months ago

    Scotty Kilmer worked on it 🤣

  • Nathan Taylor  2 years ago