04-23-2018, 11:31 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
If you're buying it as a branded title vehicle, the previous owner should be the one taking the hit for the branded title.
You should be buying it cheaper than a non-branded title vehicle. Then if you end up having to sell the Jeep, you (theoretically) should be able to sell it for what you paid for it.
Re-read 283YJs post. He has the right of it. "WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN". If you're unsure, take it to a 4X4 shop and pay them to inspect it before you buy it. If the seller balks, walk away.
Talk to your agent about insurance. Different companies have different rules.
Good Luck, L.M.
P.S. As a bodyman, I had builders for much of my career. I'd buy a wreck, repair it and use it until the next wreck came along. I could afford to wait for used parts to come along, not like the insurance companies that had the owner in a rental car and claiming back injuries.
I wouldn't be afraid of a branded title, but I know what to look for and won't pay retail unless I absolutely have to.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.