Should i buy a 2008 Subaru Forester AWD 4×4 SUV with a salvage title?

The car is super nice other than the salvage title. It has 88k miles on it and they’re asking ,500 for it. The reason for the title is because of right-fender/door damage, is it worth it to buy it? And do you think it would be hard to insure?

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3 Responses to Should i buy a 2008 Subaru Forester AWD 4×4 SUV with a salvage title?

  1. Thumbs Up Fanatic June 30, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    No way. Get something else.
    Yes, it will be hard to insure. Noone is going to insure you for a vehicle that is not worth anything.

  2. rick29148 June 30, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    It totally depends on how much you trust the guy who told you what was replaced. If he’s fudging the truth, you could be buying a huge mess. Take it to a garage for an inspection, & have them look at what the guy said was replaced. Unless he did a super job, a decent mechanic will be able to tell you what was replaced, and what, if anything else, has been worked on. But, it all comes down to trusting the guy that did to job. It’s a gamble, no matter what.

  3. Ben June 30, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    You should also consider that such a car may be expensive to insure. Check your insurance rates before buying one, for example here – carinsurance.deep-ice.com