Salvage Title Cars: Bargain or Nightmare?

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Comments • 80

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  4 months ago +745

    What salvage car would you buy to fix up?

    • hadi a
      hadi a Day ago

      Mazda miata

    • D Dl
      D Dl 4 days ago

      GT40

    • Mitchell Owen
      Mitchell Owen 7 days ago

      Nissan GT-R R34

    • Serena Yvonne
      Serena Yvonne 9 days ago

      Or a bmw m3 gtr and paint like you know the one

    • Serena Yvonne
      Serena Yvonne 9 days ago

      2012 mercilago or a mk4 Supra or take the engine out of a 2000s v8 mustang

  • Faze Vector
    Faze Vector Hour ago

    Wtf are you talking about lol😂

  • DC5xGreddy Gamer
    DC5xGreddy Gamer 3 hours ago

    XD he called out Scotty Kilmer!

  • alphaq40
    alphaq40 6 hours ago

    Avoid like the plague

  • pbkayakyer
    pbkayakyer 16 hours ago

    Nightmare

  • Amar Ganbat
    Amar Ganbat Day ago

    what accident hahahah

  • pollutedcrimson
    pollutedcrimson 2 days ago

    Who buys a new BRZ letalone a salvaged one

  • Placebo Effect
    Placebo Effect 2 days ago

    Shit if found a salvage Aston Martin for a 3rd of it’s sticker price, take my money.

  • Maxwell's demon
    Maxwell's demon 3 days ago

    salvage or die

  • IGGV
    IGGV 4 days ago

    About 70% of the cars in my country are ex salvage cars from the US or Canada

  • Jason Zamora
    Jason Zamora 5 days ago +1

    I lterally think I was the "1" in ohio

  • carlos espinoza
    carlos espinoza 5 days ago

    I bought an 09 Toyota Camry se for 5k w/110k miles so far so good, registering it was annoying, you got to get a break and light inspection, smog check and you got to get the vin# verified by the dmv, plus I had to change the o2 sensor, guy that sold it to me didn't tell me. Probably won't buy another salvaged title, bought it out of desperation plus it does look like new, I was about to get a car at a dealer and get stuck with a 5 year bill and high insurance bills...,so....I'm happy.

  • Padraig Browning
    Padraig Browning 5 days ago

    Wooooo ohioooo

  • Michael Lott
    Michael Lott 5 days ago

    I had a car that was salvaged for paint overspray a neighboring business got all over it. The car otherwise was in great shape

  • Joe Young
    Joe Young 6 days ago

    I wouldn't buy one. Lived in Sacramento CA the Russian/Armenian salvage title capital of the world and those blokes will sell you a dangerous death trap and not think twice about it.

  • Gendo3s2k
    Gendo3s2k 6 days ago

    Modern cars have really good seals and protections for the electronics. Flood damage isn't nearly as bad as it used to be

  • Josh P
    Josh P 8 days ago

    Here in new york in order to make a salvage titled car road legal again you need receipts for every single replaced part to prove none of the parts were stolen. That means no junkyard parts. Without receipts and a ton of pictures of the damage the car or motorcycle will never be road legal again. They care more about stolen parts then safety.

  • RWB 933 Porsche 911
    RWB 933 Porsche 911 8 days ago

    But the real question is... can I put car parts in my custom bespoke post box?😏

  • mdd47
    mdd47 9 days ago

    I've considered buying a salvage late-model Accord but you just don't know. Yeah, the bodywork looks fine and the paint matches pretty well, but how do I know there's not damage underneath I can't see? It's just a gamble. Sure, some of them will be great, but not sure it's worth the risk.

  • Mobile Terminaluser
    Mobile Terminaluser 10 days ago

    The airbag/seatbelt/SRS light goes off will take a shit even.on any vehicles, even brand new ones.
    My 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX 2.4L 6MT has NEVER been in any collisions/hits/accidents at all it's entire time. F*cking sensors on sensors go off like god damn dominoes effect.
    This include even the 2020 vehicles. Occupant weight sensor mats, seatbelt pre tensioner, seatbelt harness, weight classification system module, seat track/rail sensors, clock springs, passenger airbag (PAB), driver airbag (DAB), rear passenger airbags (RPA), the curtain airbags, side impact airbags, steering wheel airbag, dashboard airbags, front bumper impact crash sensors, side impact crash sensors, rear impact crash sensors all or just ONE F*CKING sensor can just f*ck up all the other sensors. Lock in that dtc/code in requiring to either install a new one or replace all the damn F*cking sensors/modules/wire harness/cables & any occupant sensor mats, sh*t even the airbags modules themselves or be forced to take it to the stealership get the usual bs bend you over price to simply clear & remove, reset & update the software. It's that simple.
    Anyways,
    Not fun when the customer bitches about how much it's gonna cost to do WTF?! what what?
    Also people, STOP SPILLING YOUR F*CKING DRINKS ON YOUR SEATS. THAT SHIT WILL SHORT THE DAMN OCCUPANT SENSOR MAT/PLATE. Especially if the seats have HVAC (cooling & heating/tiny little holes on the seat) don't bitch when that all goes to sh*t & pass.it off as the cars at fault. When we remove the seat & strip it clean we'll see the damages & will not cover under warranty if it's user/owner fault. 😂🤣😂🤣🤣

  • Fred Ramsey
    Fred Ramsey 10 days ago

    "What ACCIDENT?" 😂

  • Vaughan Xavier
    Vaughan Xavier 11 days ago

    Am I the only one who saw Avery and Mike 😂

  • Joe Maddox
    Joe Maddox 11 days ago

    www.mazdaforum.com/forum/mazda-rx-7-33/joe-maddox-super-rare-1-100-1989-fc3s-gtus-rx7-2jz-gte-vvti-build-43602/

  • Salvador Castanon
    Salvador Castanon 11 days ago

    I got a 350z that was salvage, dude was selling it for 4,500 and sold it for 3,500.

  • Pewdipie triggered me
    Pewdipie triggered me 12 days ago

    Salvage Tittles kars are kool

  • Kyle Holcomb
    Kyle Holcomb 13 days ago

    I drive a 2012 Ford Fiesta 5 speed hatchback that eventually was a twice salvage title eventually. Lol I bought it in 2013 for $9,000 with 12,000 miles. I bought it while working at Ford dealership so I can get parts discounted. It originally was hit in the front and repaired. It was hit in the back while I was coming off the freeway. The alignment was good and everything was crash parts so it got fixed again and I made a good bit from the ladies insurance and used my Ford parts discount. Lol

  • justas sapiega
    justas sapiega 13 days ago

    salvage cars rules

  • Dirg Ramsey
    Dirg Ramsey 14 days ago

    How about a Miata in CA I want to race and drive on the weekend? It 4K? So you can still insure a salvage title car in ca?

  • Joshuackerman
    Joshuackerman 15 days ago

    My first car was a 2004 golf GTI , it unknowingly had a salvage title. But I got it super cheap with the help of my dad , $4500 for a GTI back in 2007 right when the mk5 was coming out. It had 50,000 miles on it. Thought it was a steal. So it's title (when I went to trade it in, don't ask why I never bothered to look it over) came back with flood damage. I can say it was mostly reliable with the exception of the oil pan gasket wearing prematurely and mystery electrical issues with the head lights , now I realize that was probably due to the flood damage. So I'd agree stay away from flooded cars but salvage titled vehicles can definitely be a bargain , IF you plan to keep them for a couple years.

  • Armathynx
    Armathynx 15 days ago

    I see you AvalonKing 7:57

  • chelseå mariė
    chelseå mariė 16 days ago

    I bought my 2015 civic si with a rebuilt title for only 13,500$! Only 70,000km and it looks mint! Only had 4K worth of damage done 😁

  • Victor Martinez
    Victor Martinez 18 days ago

    Did you sell the blue 350z?

  • Victor Martinez
    Victor Martinez 18 days ago

    Did you sell the blue 350z?

  • William Arrington
    William Arrington 18 days ago

    This is easy. If your going to build a racecar... buy a salvaged title. You wont car if you get dings, You will cut the fenders up to make a widebody without second thought. You also can run a full offroad everything because racecar

  • GMarie Behind The Mask

    Scotty!!!!! Love him!

  • Adam Elliott
    Adam Elliott 19 days ago

    One important thing you should have mentioned: Buying a salvage title car most often must be a full cash purchase. Many banks won't finance a salvage title vehicle, thus making them harder to buy than clean title cars.

  • Rip Saw
    Rip Saw 21 day ago

    I just bought a 2011 Audi A5 with a rebuilt title, couldn't pass up the deal. This car is in pristine condition with 79k miles. Ive worked on cars my whole life and I cant even find what was repaired on the car. The carfax said rear end collision and air bags didn't deploy. I plan on keeping it for atleast 5 years so I feel confident with the car.

  • Gunnar Olsen
    Gunnar Olsen 22 days ago

    I used to watch scotty kilmer and then I just started hearing people making jokes about him and now im starting to

  • sergiocast345
    sergiocast345 23 days ago

    Just so I was looking at used cars to buy at 5000$ and the one that peaked my interest was a Subaru WRX, same as the intro. This fucking video read my mind.

  • f94 M
    f94 M 24 days ago

    Most people put them together like LEGO blocks ,but if you get a salvage car from someone legit not bad cars

  • Alex Baker
    Alex Baker 24 days ago

    It's all about the right buy. Just make sure it's not a one off a shop did, find a shop that specializes in salvage builds.

  • Emory Holley
    Emory Holley 25 days ago

    It's all about checking the vehicle over or having a professional look at it. Knock on wood I have had tremendous success with salvaged vehicles and saved tons of money. A long time ago I was also the victim of a title wash vehicle, of course I didn't know it was a washed until it was totaled and yes that cost me. Caveat emptor people.....

  • Miah Zoroh
    Miah Zoroh 25 days ago +1

    I been looking for Toyota Supra’s.
    I can get them for less than 15K where i live, i am really skeptical about that.
    I saw 1 being sold in Germany for less than 10K with under 100K kilometers driven

  • back roads drifter
    back roads drifter 26 days ago

    Got my wife's 09 Nissan versa under 100,000 miles for 2k with some minor body bad like few scrapes on the doors. Runs great and it's cheap I can't complain

  • Keon Howard
    Keon Howard 26 days ago

    My moms mercedes is a flooded salvaged car and we havent had any issues with it

  • vegabp
    vegabp 26 days ago

    My rich best friend in collaged made his parents bought him a 2009 Renault Megane RS and he had it for like 2 months and I remember one day he took the car for the first service and being a turbocharged car it required a service on the first 7000 km so he ride with me to collage-like for two days because Renault dealerships here suck balls, then he got his car back but suddenly the airbag light started randomly on, he got the idea that this guys at Renault had crashed and repaired his car in just two days I helped him to asses the car and it had no apparent damage, and here because of the high amount of parts stolen insurance companies carve the VIN on must comonly stoled parts like headlights glasses and wheels, but neither the double sun rood panels nor the windshield got the VIN, and even thou I told him it must be an electronic failure he wanted to get rid of the car so he convinced his father that the car was too small and un safe and got a new Dodge Charger and I purschsed the amazxing renault for like 5000k euros, I went home with my new car got online and find out it was a common fault of 2 door RS due to a sensor on underneath the seat that gets out of place when accessing the rear seats, I never told him. and got my self a 16k euro Renualt for less than a Third of the price !!!

  • Edward Velez
    Edward Velez 26 days ago

    It really depends.

  • Parker Cushing
    Parker Cushing 26 days ago

    There's a great shop in Fremont CA, called Auto World of Fremont. The guy there rebuilds old subarus mostly wagons and Europeans like volvos etc.. You can get a great little old subbie for cheap and he takes pride in his work!

  • RobGcraft
    RobGcraft 26 days ago

    Did Scotty Kilmer visit this video?

  • Goshorn
    Goshorn 26 days ago

    I got a Lamborghini Gallardo 2010 also it's not my profile pic lmao but I got it for 45000 and just needed new front bumpers and fenders

  • Maxwell_ Edison
    Maxwell_ Edison 27 days ago

    Wait but.. the insurance company gets rid of it because the repair cost would be HIGHER than the car value... so how does that give us a good deal? LOL
    im just kinda confused how that works. Do these people just repair it super cheap?

  • Mike Hatch
    Mike Hatch 27 days ago

    Ys that Ron Jeremy ?

  • Mike Hatch
    Mike Hatch 27 days ago

    Known as S class

  • Steve -O
    Steve -O 27 days ago

    Never buy a salvaged title, NEVER!!!

  • OnnHeem19o4
    OnnHeem19o4 27 days ago

    Am.... Am I a salvage title? ಥʖ̯ಥ

  • Brandon Berrier
    Brandon Berrier 28 days ago

    My GMC was Salvage Titled cause I bought it from a shop that claimed possession when the owner failed to pay her tow bill.

  • Cain Hager
    Cain Hager 28 days ago

    I got my mustang for 2200 and my insurance is 80 dollars a month, it has few issues so I think it's worth it for me

    • Cain Hager
      Cain Hager 28 days ago

      Also it was a flood car and it has had no issues with electrical or anything

  • Y4123
    Y4123 29 days ago +1

    My daily is a salvage title 2006 Scion xB that had been involved in a front end crash, it is an absolute turd! Badly rewired, stuff was glued back together, rust everywhere from the crash

  • Travis Vaughan
    Travis Vaughan 29 days ago

    In my experience almost all the salvage cars I have bought are Lexus and I’ve got them with 150k on them and put another 100k on them

  • Ethan Burdette
    Ethan Burdette 29 days ago

    Bought a 96 roadmaster wagon with salvage title because the rear bumper was wrinkled from a rear end tap and no other damage. Plus no rust in Ohio! $900 monster!! I like my cheap toys.

  • iTzFelix00
    iTzFelix00 29 days ago

    What do y’all think about this? good deal or nah providence.craigslist.org/cto/d/warwick-2010-chevrolet-camaro-3ss-6/7081975426.html

  • Rodi Perez
    Rodi Perez 29 days ago

    Bought a 2014 V6 mustang Rebuilt for 9500$ With only 35k miles Had Muffler Mods And Looked clean a win for me

  • SnipingPanda sam
    SnipingPanda sam 29 days ago

    Well no salvage for me after this one

  • Royel Law
    Royel Law Month ago

    Scotty Kilmer shoutout 🤣🤣🤣

  • Velixare
    Velixare Month ago

    I love the salvage title debate. I've owned and driven 3 cars that should have had a salvage title and 1 that was a salvage.

  • Boubacar Seck
    Boubacar Seck Month ago

    My mom has been driving a salvaged 2006 Mercedes e300 for 2 years now and she’s only had to change brakes

  • macal2oni
    macal2oni Month ago

    Your mom's so fat that she took a shit in the car and it became a salvage car.

  • Brandon DeBenedetta

    salvage cars suk

  • BrightsydeBill
    BrightsydeBill Month ago +1

    The floor damage clip had me rolling on the floor. That would be me in that position.

  • ZomPaul
    ZomPaul Month ago

    Got a hyundai azera 2016 w a salvage title due to hailstorm while it was in a dealership lot.

  • Tristan
    Tristan Month ago

    Salvage titles are amazing!! I bought a 2004 nissan 350z for 3 grand, and it only had 100k miles on it all because of a bad fender bender. Definitely do your research, but that's where the deals are!

  • Yash
    Yash Month ago

    one thing I can be proud of my state. Go bucks!

  • Tarquin Kellough
    Tarquin Kellough Month ago

    A 2018 Corvette for 15k? What could possibly go wrong

  • Eben Slasher
    Eben Slasher Month ago

    I’ve had my rebuilt 350Z for 5 years and and all I’ve had to change was oil brakes and tires lol

  • oldreliable303 Justin Scott

    Most of my trucks are slavge titles, my daily driver is a 450,000 mile f150 that i got out of a junk yard.

  • яэч ςσκεs
    яэч ςσκεs Month ago

    What car is the name of that car in the thumbnail?

  • mr.JR1981
    mr.JR1981 Month ago

    That slapping sound makes me think dirty thoughts.

  • Johnny Rocket
    Johnny Rocket Month ago

    If its been repaired and inspected and passed it's no longer a salvage title it's a rebuilt title there is a difference.

  • Thumper 1968
    Thumper 1968 Month ago

    If you don't know shit about cars and or are not mechanically inclined you probably shouldn't buy salvage title cars. Other wise it can be good. Also don't buy u less you plan on keeping more or less.

  • Krystal Robinson
    Krystal Robinson Month ago

    My first and third were salvaged. More of a pain to register it than anything else.