It's important to distinguish whether the car has been issued a 'salvage title' designating it has been 'bought back' by the owner from the insurance company after having been damaged enough to have been 'totaled'. Insurance companies usually divest themselves of otherwise non-saleable severely damaged cars at GREAT discount back to the current owner, who can either transfer all his upgrades onto another car and sell remainder parts for profit, or, rebuild and put the car back in running order. However, the savings are seldom passed on to a new buyer.
A salvage title customarily carries with it an unattractive stigma for future sale, along with potential complication and/or higher premiums when the buyer attempts to insure his purchase.
Is the insurance and titling setup pretty similar there?
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