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If you have any plans to re-sell it, plan to take a bath at the end. Otherwise, it depends on how good the re-builder is. Personally, I would stay away from them.
 

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Anyone here has experienced owning a salvage title vehicle? I got mixed response from every person I asked. haha
Yeah, but it was my vehicle (bought brand new for $5800 in 1989), it had tons of miles on it, had depreciated to almost nothing ... so I got a check for $1500, fixed the damage myself (which was minor), and kept driving it (with the Salvage Title) another 70,000 miles! LOL!

So ... it appears you didn’t need a car last August ... because here we are 5 months later, that (Salvage Title) 2018 Diesel Equinox is still available (??) ... and you’re still considering it?

Did you ever get it checked out by a mechanic?

If it checks out reasonably well, try to steal it for $10,000. It looks like he can’t sell it, so ... what the heck ... “play hardball” ... but only if it checks out with a mechanic (and don’t tell the mechanic it has a Salvage Title! Don’t tell him anything! Let him tell you!)
 

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Don't assume salvage is just from crash damage. Plenty of salvage titled stuff out there due to the vast amount of ''floaters'' out there. With todays complicated electronics it's a stay away from unlike cars from the '70's.
 

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The market is slowly moving back towards something reasonable…unless you are in a jam I would wait a little while longer. You buy something with a salvage title don’t plan on getting anything more than scrap value for it and also I hope you are planning to drive it for 10 yrs minimum to recoup your investment. JMHO
 

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With the current premium for diesel over regular gas, and the problems with the GM diesel versus the gas engine, I would stay away from buying a diesel. But that may just be my bias against them.
 
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With the current premium for diesel over regular gas, and the problems with the GM diesel versus the gas engine, I would stay away from buying a diesel. But that may just be my bias against them.
I see no bias only truth. I would say any emissions diesel is problematic. Ask a big truck driver about emissions diesels and the issues they have with them.
That's why pick up guys keep those old 12v Cummins pre-emissions ones running, rebuilding them and transplanting them. And old Mercedes diesels that are pre-emissions are legendary for lasting also. VW's diesels ran well for a long time until the diesel gate scandal that found they were not emissions compliant. I wonder how good they are now in the long haul being compliant.
 

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I wouldn't buy any vehicle with a salvage title, unless cheap, cheap.
$10 k is way to much for and 18.
My 18 LT 2 2.0t 124k only books around that if you trade one in to a dealer.
That's my 10 cents worth.
 
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