While salvage cars are way cheaper than brand new ones, the price you pay is still a considerable sum, and you should strive to acquire the best value for money. Obtain as much information as possible about the vehicle’s history, whether the car is a theft recovery, about its registration, and why exactly an insurance company considered it salvage. If the car is relatively brand new, ask the dealer exactly why an insurance company wrote it off as a salvage title.
Also, it doesn’t hurt to do some detective work yourself to make sure that the salvage car being sold is authentic. Using the car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), check with the National Insurance Crime Bureau to check whether the car is a salvage title or a stolen (but not recovered) vehicle. Once you have obtained the facts, you are in a far better position to negotiate the right deal.