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Old June 29th, 2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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Question 2013 town and country minivan with salvage title question

Van is immaculate.
Got deemed total by insurance company.
Salvage titled.
Drives perfectly.
Fixed by a doityourselfer.
$1800
What should be looked at?
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Old June 29th, 2014, 06:22 AM   #2
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Pictures or gtfo.

Even if the guy got it free how can he be making any money off it at $1800 or did you leave out a comma $18,000? .....unless it is a flood vehicle in which case run away as fast as you can.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 06:32 AM   #3
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Before and after pics. There will probably not be a factory warranty on this any more. Things can get pricey to repair quickly, especially electronics.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #4
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Not my score. Neighbor's score. He just asked me about what should get looked at.
$1,800.00
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Old June 29th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #5
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If its too good to be true....

A mint 2013 for $1,800 means something is seriously wrong unless it is one of those rare scores like where one spouse sells it stupid low during a divorce to screw the other spouse. Start here for what to look at: http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story....referer=advice

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Old June 29th, 2014, 08:23 AM   #6
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Old June 29th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #7
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Pics would be nice. Electronics, airbags, and seatbelt hardware can get pretty pricey.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #8
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I was told a crash is what got it totaled. I have no before pics.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 01:23 PM   #9
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My brother had one that the Traction control would kick on during turns and brake for him. It was the clock spring in the electronics. It cost him $250 for just the part. He'll also need special tools to fix the brakes.

I'd say he's either really lucky, or he's just dumb. Or the guy that sold it to him was.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #10
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It's a Chrysler minivan. They aren't worth much.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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Run the VIN through Carfax... Also ask for receipts on what was fixed...
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Sounds fishy for only 1800.

I'd look at the obvious, at that price it has to be obvious whats wrong.
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Probably stolen, haha
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Mini vans are for trendy mothers or old people. Which category does your neighbor fit into?
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Mini vans are for trendy mothers or old people. Which category does your neighbor fit into?
My guess is rapist, just trying to find a van on the cheap
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My guess is rapist, just trying to find a van on the cheap
I'm not familiar with the trade, but isn't it a basic rule of thumb to get a full size van?
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I'm not familiar with the trade, but isn't it a basic rule of thumb to get a full size van?
I'm not sure but I know a can isn't trendy. Maybe mid 90's but in today's world the trendy drive an SUV or crossover.
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Cans are useful for storing food and liquids. Nothing more than that.
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