Is it reasonable to buy a car that has a salvage title but has been completely repaired and checked out by a reputable mechanic?

Asked by gerryb10 Mar 12, 2016 at 12:46 PM about the 2005 Lotus Elise Roadster

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Most techs here would be like me and say Run don't walk away, and a performance car would make it even more so.

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I once purchased a Fiero GT that had a rebuilt title. Great car and better deal. I think it just depends on the quality of the rebuild. If it checks out by a mechanic you trust...go for it.

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