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Old 27 Dec 2012, 11:16 pm
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Default Is it always bad to get a car with a salvage title even after they fix it up? Asking about a

Honda Fit.? I am looking at this Honda Fit that i may be getting. They guy fixed it up. He had to replace the doors but there was no structual damage. he is only selling it for $6200, to me that sounds like a good deal since they are usually expensive cars!! Can anyone tell me if its BAD to have a salvage car? i know it drops the resale value. help me please! especially someone that may have a salvage car?
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Old 27 Dec 2012, 11:32 pm
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save your money to buy a real car.































if doors need replacing, it is a lemon.
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 12:02 am
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It depends on how bad the damage was for it to be salvaged and if it was repaired correctly. Sounds like a side impact from what you said. I'd have a mechanic inspect it before buying ... check the alignment, check the frame. Make sure everything works as need be. Could be a decent deal, but I'd stay away if the frame is damaged or has been on a puller.
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 12:17 am
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You didn't provide a year or the mileage...its impossible to give you an opinion without that info. You can look it up using the **(source) I have provided. Take about 30% off of the non-salvage title price for your year Fit.































I've owned 4 salvage titled cars and I think they're a great value. However if the doors were replaced, take someone with you when you test drive it. Have your friend follow behind you to check that the rear wheels follow the same track as the front wheels. The Fit is a small car so if there was structual damage, it should be noticable.































The trick to owning a salvage title car is:Stay Accident-free. I've never had problems getting tags or insurance for any of my cars. I have 50,000/100,000 liability insurance on my salvage titled car that I've driven since 2001. My insurance costs me $238 a year. Safe driver and 2 car discounts included.































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Old 28 Dec 2012, 12:33 am
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Buying salvage vehicles is usually connected with some risk, but I think as long as it is cheap it is worth it. I got my Honda Civic at carfrom.us, it is an auction where you can find many repairable cars for sale. The car had an accident damage and of course I had to spend some money to repair it, but it still turned out to be really cheap, so I think that salvage cars are a good way to save money.
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