Originally Posted by Janster
Umm...... not sure how California works - but...
Here in PA - A salvage title means the vehicle was totalled. You can't drive it on the road. You can't get insurance on it and you can't register it.
The only way to make a Salvage Title legal - is to fix and/or repair/reconstruct the vehicle. You then have to get it inspected by the State. If it passes the inspection - you will be issued a *Reconstructed Title* which allows you to register and insure and legally drive it on the road.
You bought this truck with a Salvage Title?
You should consult your California laws & regulations about the legalities of driving a Salvaged vehicle on the road.
Were you able to insure and register it?
Yeah I was able to register it and get insurance, On the pink slip it says, "Salvage Title".
There is absolutely no problem with driving it or getting it insured in CA
I know that it is risky business buying a salvaged vehicle, but it saved me a lot of money.
My previous vehicle was a 97 Ford explorer that I bought in 98' with a salvaged title, I just sold it in May 08' and bought my Taco. I had no problems with the Ford for the ten years, expect normal maintenance.
Its truly hit and miss. I am extremely happy with my Taco, and if i cant get TSB done, its not the end of the world. I will probably get Timbrens for the suspension.