buying Salvage-Title Challenge: Window Shop with Car and Driver

04:20  24 july  2021
04:20  24 july  2021 Source:   caranddriver.com

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Buying a car with a salvage title can lead to a lot heartaches. But there are a number of reasons from crashes to vandalism that can brand a car with the DMV equivalent of caution tape. Investing in a car with a checkered past can also allow you to lead a champagne lifestyle on a Coors Light budget by scoring an incredible deal. The hard part is finding the right car, but that's the kind of hard work that the Window Shop crew likes to do.

Not convinced that buying a salvage car is a good idea, deputy testing director K.C. Colwell decides to minimize his outlay by buying a Chevrolet Caprice that led a former life as a police car. According to the listing, a front-end collision caused the tainted title, but the repair appears good in photos.

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Contributor Jonathon Ramsey isn't fazed by spending more to get more, so he presents an E60-gen BMW M5, a car that once wore a near-$100,000 window sticker. The crew points out the many problems that plague that generation M5, but Ramsey is unmoved.

A second BMW follow's Ramsey's. Senior editor Joey Capparella selects the rare and controversial Z3 coupe. Ones with clean titles trade for over $25,000, so Capparella's seems like a relative deal. R&T editor John Pearley Huffman goes for a salvage-title 1965 Chevy that he thinks would make a great project. And deputy editor Tony Quiroga presents his ridiculous Maserati Biturbo with an electric drivetrain that no one can get behind. As usual, there are plenty of laughs. You might even learn something, but we make no guarantees.

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