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Old 10-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #13
DSilk56
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If a car has a salvage title, it means that the insurance company adjuster deemed the damage to exceed the majority of the fair market value of the vehicle. It didn't just "slide off the road". It also hit something, and I sure wouldn't take the seller's word that there was no frame damage. Moreover, off the road here in Miami typically means "into a canal or other body of water", which carries its own problems. As a general rule, a salvage title means that the accident was severe enough to trigger deployment of the airbags, or there was water damage that ruined the on board computers. I wouldn't touch a salvage title car unless it was for parts, or given to me free.
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