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#228 of 241 Re: Toyota Prius salvaged - airbag? [204meca]
May 29, 2008 (2:48 am)
The Carfax information about airbag deployment is most likely taken from the police crash report.
Could it be wrong? Possibly
Could the police have got it wrong? Possibly
Could the seller be misrepresenting the vehilce? Possibly
Can a mechanic be able to tell if bags are functional? Probably
Can a missing bag be covered up? Probably
That's quite a few "ifs," especially on a vehicle that is worth one-third to one-half less than one without a salvage title.
Personally, I'd also be concerned about possible hidden damage to the battery pack and would pass on this puppy.
#229 of 241 Re: Toyota Prius salvaged - airbag? [204meca]
May 29, 2008 (7:42 am)
1 You aren't saving NEAR enough money.
That car does $20,-22k at the auction if its in 1 piece.
So, unless you can get the car for half that,it's really not worth it.
Second, salvage cars are rarely put back together correctly.
Who knows what will go wrong, and oh by the way,you have NO WARRANTY.
Just step up and pay real money like all the other lemmings, or save your cash and buy a Yaris.
#230 of 241 salvage title, etc
Jul 17, 2009 (9:22 pm)
My 2002 Buick Rendezvous has a salvage title. Plus it has an engine oil leak that Lucas Stop Leak has worked on. Have not had to add any oil since using Lucas.
KBB says worth about $4200 in "fair" condition. With the 2 factors listed above, what would a fair price be?. I have two people who want to buy it and I don't know what to ask for it.
#231 of 241 Re: salvage title, etc [sharond444]
Jul 18, 2009 (7:57 am)
First of all, you cannot use KBB or ANY other yardstick for a salvage title car.
Private party, the Buick is probably a $1000 car,if that.
#233 of 241 Re: 2007 BMW M6 Convertible
Aug 01, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I had no idea an M6 was so unstable it could be blown off the road by a passing semi in the rain. Scary for sure.
#235 of 241 Re: Toyota Prius salvaged - airbag? [misiyuse]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:52 pm)
So , is this site reliable or trustworthy? Any one tried it ??
#237 of 241 Reconditionded Police Interceptor
May 28, 2013 (3:28 pm)
I have been considering buying a reconditioned 2009-2011 Ford Crown Victoria p71 from a body shop that specializes in them. They will repaint a car and upgrade the interior as per the customer's wishes. Said vehicle would be between 80-100k. I'm told they do a mechanical inspection and complete needed repairs. So far I have not been able to find reference or reviews online for their work. I would check the title but I have been told that damage on government service vehicles does not show up on carfax.
I am interested in the interceptor mostly because I want a large rear-wheel drive car with some performance that I will not have to break the bank for. It helps that these are relatively cheap and easy to fix with abundant parts available. Suggestions and advice please!