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Motors buying salvaged?

Discussion in 'General' started by exavier412, 2 May 2006.

  1. exavier412

    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

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    i just wanted to know your opinion on buying a salvaged car?

    reason is is that i'm looking to buy a newer used cars, and some of the prices on the salvaged ones are just amazing. even the ones that have been fixed.

    my question is, is that if i were to buy a salvaged car and take it to get an inspection from a mechanic and all that, and it was cleared, could there be any other problems down the line?

    btw, i'm looking to buy a mini cooper s.

    also, does anyone have a carfax account to check the VIN?
     
  2. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    My friends dad works in a scrappy and shes had 4 cars that he has got for her and done up.

    Mostly cosmetic and light structrual work but they have all passed the checks to put them back on the road.
     
  3. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    as atomic mentioned.. there shouldnt really be a problem as long as you get a certificate to say its been checked.. and t hen ur usual mot etc.
     
  4. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Getting a salvaged car is a lot cheaper than getting one with a clean title, just remember that you wont be able to sell it for much.

    Im planning on getting an R1 this way, all these n00bs or born agian bikers get a bike thats way out of their league and wonder why they end up in the hospital.

    Good luck and always check the frame and other vital areas.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yup, get yourself a reputable mechanic to give it a proper look over and you should be fine. :) :thumb:
     
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