BMW buyback, is it considered a "salvage" title when ready to resell

Asked by Sep 23, 2015 at 04:03 PM about the 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sport Wagon

Question type: General

5 Answers

7,470

If you are referring to buying it back from the insurance company after an accident then you probably won't be treated any differently than any other buyer ,,, if it's salvage ..it's salvage If you bought it to fix and sell then it depends on the state. Most states require a "reconstructed title" and the car will undergo a rigorous inspection ... the bad news is that Cars title will always be Identified as a reconstructed title

Bought it from a dealer but now trying to sell to a dealer, they are saying it has a salvage title but BMW just replaced the motor at some point.

1,155

How long ago was this engine replaced? By that definition, most 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonatas have salvage titles.

It was 4 or 5 years ago. The engine has about 40,000 miles and the transmission, body etc. has 90+. It has not given me any trouble, I just don't need it anymore. When I received a quote from a dealer on buying it, the amount was ridiculous. they are the ones claimed a "salvage" title. It isn't one so why would they say that?

1,155

In that case, the engine couldn't exceed the value of the car. It's probably a $10k-$12k car now, if not a little more. No idea why they would claim it's salvage, but if it's Carmax you're trying to sell it to, that's why. They're far from the best when it comes to appraising cars.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 15,459 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Search BMW 5 Series Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

BMW 5 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,880
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 750
#3 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,557 Great Deals out of 39,014 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 7 Series
178 Great Deals out of 5,719 listings starting at $3,299
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
368 Great Deals out of 22,706 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW X5
495 Great Deals out of 15,485 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 6 Series
123 Great Deals out of 3,279 listings starting at $7,988
Used BMW M5
37 Great Deals out of 660 listings starting at $6,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
621 Great Deals out of 32,386 listings starting at $1,990
Used Audi A6
159 Great Deals out of 7,673 listings starting at $950
Used BMW M3
74 Great Deals out of 2,072 listings starting at $2,650
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
77 Great Deals out of 7,428 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Accord
1,008 Great Deals out of 75,846 listings starting at $899
Used Audi A4
313 Great Deals out of 12,122 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Charger
482 Great Deals out of 30,242 listings starting at $2,275

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
71 listings starting at $58,895
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 4,042 listings starting at $32,980
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 325 listings starting at $23,495
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
116 Great Deals out of 2,447 listings starting at $17,995
2013 BMW 5 Series For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 1,671 listings starting at $14,900