Yea, those salvage titles can be a mess to deal with. They scare most buyers off, but it was just a stolen rig or some type of repo it could be work out well for a buyer. Problem is if they ever want to sell down the line they're stuck trying to unload it. There's an 06 in Port St. Lucie that a guy has been trying to unload for months, but he's asking too much too.
My mazda is a salvage title and has been a great car for me. Insurance was never an issue and it was bought in cash so no financing problems to deal with. I knew what the reason was up front and have only had minor issues arise from it. It was a steal when I got it over 3 years ago and I'd still have a hard time finding one like it for the price.
I got my clean title 05 LJ with 104k from a private party guy who was registered as a dealer for $9300 last year. He did it as a side business out of his house.. bought vehicles from a friend at a dealership before they sent them to auction. It needed a new top, tires, etc.. stuff that I knew I would replace anyways. I'm in Mass and as soon as I saw how clean the frame was I knew I was going to buy it. Of course I've replaced half of the crap on it now, but what I wanted was the perfect blank slate.
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