I’ve written about salvage vehicles before. And most of the time I hear about them is when someone ends up with one without quite knowing how it got into their driveway.

Vehicles get salvage titles for a reason, and sometimes they even get “rebuilt salvage” titles indicating something or other. There is a lot of confusion in this area. Yes, I know there are a few guys out there who have knowingly bought salvage vehicles and gotten good deals on them.

What I am warning against is getting one of these vehicles dumped on you without you knowing the full truth. And, just in case you don’t know, I explain what “rebuilt salvage” really means. (Hint: It does not mean the car is as good as new. In fact, it doesn’t even mean the car is safe to drive.)

So, here is the audio:


And the video:

And the pic at the top is a Dodge Charger Daytona that is at about 110% salvage. I posted the other end of it a few weeks ago. And that was the pretty end.


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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.


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