Still do your due diligence, but Hayes at Wire Wheel is straight to deal with. Ditto on checking your regs in your state re rebuilt title cars.I do intend to drive the heck out of it with a big smile on my face and do some track days with my daughter and our R53 Mini. I figure I won't feel as bad if it takes some hard driving on track days or even if it has an off track excursion. And, it is a Wire Wheels car.
Sorry to hijack this thread but I have a newbie question.
Why do so many of these cars end up on salvage or rebuilt titles? I realize that the clams or the crash structure is easy to damage and expensive to fix, but most of these cars are worth $30k plus now. Surely clam damage can't be more than that to fix?
I'm assuming they end up on salvage titles b/c the insurance companies figure the cost of repair exceeds the market value of the car.
I am also thinking of getting a car with a non-clean title. However, I don't know the difference (if any) between a car with a salvage title and one with a rebuilt title?
I see both terms used in F/S ads here and elsewhere for what seem like cars in similar condition - some kind of clam damage which caused the insurance company to write it off.