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salvage title vs. junk title in California?
Anyone know the difference between salvage title and junk title in California? I'm looking at a car to buy with a salvage title (much cheaper then with clean title). I've had a few cars with salvage title in the past, so I know the risks. This car is different, when I ran carfax and autocheck, both said "junk vehicle". All other cars I've run carfax on say "salvage title". Here's a copy of the listings in autocheck (carfax says essentially the same thing). Anyone know the difference? The seller says he's got a pink slip and registration (I'm going to look at the pink slip next time I see the car).
Car is a 2005 honda for about $7k.
Thanks for any thoughts.
08/23/2010 RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE SALVAGE
09/15/2010 CA 108,501
Motor Vehicle Dept. ODOMETER READING FROM DMV
09/20/2010 CA Motor Vehicle Dept. JUNK VEHICLE
11/08/2010 CA 108,750
State Agency PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
11/29/2010 CARMICHAEL, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
11/29/2010 CARMICHAEL, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. PRIOR SALVAGE
12/09/2010 CARMICHAEL, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
JUNK VEHICLE PRIOR SALVAGE
2000 F250 Lariat
4x4 extended cab
Stock tires/rims and everything else