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Hello guys
Thanks for creating this awesome forum and meeting wonderful people here. I am looking to get a 2016 Buick enclave premium or anything similar but I'm really interested in this one, unfortunately this car has salvage title and I am looking to the community to check if there is anything else I should be looking out for while doing my inspection day, and I will purchase the car report to see damage and other details.

Some things that I will be looking out for during my inspection today:

noises in the engine
check transmission for slips jolts etc
verify all electrics / features / lights,
coolant or oil leaks
They are asking for the price of $16,999 and it has 98000 miles with a Salvage Title.
I sincerely appreciate all who contributed to this thread, I found your suggestion really helpful. While on my personal research, I was made to understand that their things about a used vehicle that you may see during a physical or mechanical examination, so demanded a VIN from the seller and went ahead to research the vehicle's past in an attempt to obtained a detailed vehicle history report at Detailed Vehicle History Report For any Vehicle - 100% Accurate, The report I obtained showed that, in fact this vehicle was involved in accidents
Primary DamageRear End
Secondary DamageFront End
This helped to think twice that is the asking price is overpriced for salvage title, what do you guys think?
Look at the report for more details, Thank again guys.

Here is the link to the report:Get Instant Vehicle History Report
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I think the price is about $5000-$6000 more than you should be paying for a salvaged title. Also depends on why it was salvaged. A clean title, no-accident , one owner car can be found in Ontario for that mileage and year. Also if the car was in a serious accident , I would think you should have and auto body frame specialist verify the frame of the car. If it was flooded then I would pass.

Please ensure the correct functioning of the headlights since they are directional (turn with the position of the steering wheel) .. High/Low beams etc. Each headlight assembly is about $1000+ .

Make sure a mechanic not related to the seller is willing to certify the car for safety, ensure there are no hidden codes and for their opinion.

In my own personal opinion - not knowing the full history of the car, salvage title and at close to 100K miles (which seems to be when most issues on this platform start to occur unless perfectly maintained) , that the car is too risky for a purchase.
 

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I think the price is about $5000-$6000 more than you should be paying for a salvaged title. Also depends on why it was salvaged. A clean title, no-accident , one owner car can be found in Ontario for that mileage and year. Also if the car was in a serious accident , I would think you should have and auto body frame specialist verify the frame of the car. If it was flooded then I would pass.

Please ensure the correct functioning of the headlights since they are directional (turn with the position of the steering wheel) .. High/Low beams etc. Each headlight assembly is about $1000+ .

Make sure a mechanic not related to the seller is willing to certify the car for safety, ensure there are no hidden codes and for their opinion.

In my own personal opinion - not knowing the full history of the car, salvage title and at close to 100K miles (which seems to be when most issues on this platform start to occur unless perfectly maintained) , that the car is too risky for a purchase.
Thanks for your helpful suggestion I will keep that in mind, I not sure if I would get a salvage title car, Knowing that when reselling it, it will be hard and I'm gonna loose $ more than a clean title, I got the report already I will share it with you guys, Thanks again
 

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I sincerely appreciate all who contributed to this thread, I found your suggestion really helpful. While on my personal research, I was made to understand that their things about a used vehicle that you may see during a physical or mechanical examination, so demanded a VIN from the seller and went ahead to research the vehicle's past in an attempt to obtained a detailed vehicle history report at Detailed Vehicle History Report For any Vehicle - 100% Accurate, The report I obtained showed that, in fact this vehicle was involved in accidents
Primary DamageRear End
Secondary DamageFront End
This helped to think twice that is the asking price is overpriced for salvage title, what do you guys think?
Look at the report for more details
Here is the link to the report:Get Instant Vehicle History Report
Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Vehicle registration plate
 

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I personally would never pay that asking price. Even with the repairs done it’s possible that there are still issues that may cost you more than you would like to pay. There is also the concerns of being able to easily get it insured (or at a reasonable rate. Here in my area you would have a difficult time finding insurance and if you do you will pay an insanely high amount with little true coverage). Some people wouldn’t mind that at all of course. Ultimately though…if getting it is something you really want to do I would get it inspected (preferably by someone with experience
inspecting salvaged vehicles) and definitely try to get the price down to something more realistic. I have only known people personally that bought a salvaged title vehicle for parts that they needed and then sold other parts to recoup some of their money.
 

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I have personally had several salvage title vehicles. You pay less up front as you might expect but they are also worth less when you sell them so it’s basically a wash on the cost. The asking price on this particular one is to high in my estimation. For that kind of money you could find one without the branded title.

Also my suggestion if you are considering a salvage vehicle. Don’t buy one unless you do all or most of your own work, especially dealerships are reluctant to work on a salvage vehicles.

A salvage vehicle properly fixed can be a great way to have a nice vehicle at a considerable savings, especially if you are able to fix the damage yourself. They are definitely not for the “gas and go”driver who doesn’t know how to check their own oil, put air in their tires or has the kid from auto zone change their wiper blades.
 
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