Salvage Cars


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Q7 s line 2007. Half leather.20 inch alloys.7 seats. Engine box perfect. Needs a door handle. And squeak from a bush. Mot out next month.3250.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: Q7
Mileage: 139,243 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

2010 registration. Failed MOT on bushes and emissions. Also has a fault code that puts the car in limp mode. But still drivable. Clean car with lots of new parts in the last two years  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Ibiza
Mileage: 120,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 3 Doors

Honda Civic 2.2 cdti. Fully loaded. Sat nav. Auto lights. Folding mirrors ect. Drives fantastic no knocks or bangs.6 speed.2 keys. Reason for spares. Short mot I don’t see why it  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Mileage: 145,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

I'm selling this car on behalf of my uncle as spares or repair due to misfire also eml light and messege on dash restricted performance is on, 174k miles comes with full service history  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Jaguar
Model: XJ
Mileage: 174,500 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Saloon
Color: Blue
Doors: 4 Doors

Welcome to the sale of my saab 9-5 aero. A MK1 manual in the rare colour of espresso black. I bought this in April in the hope of saving it from the scrapyard. In the time I have had  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Saab
Model: 9-5
Mileage: 137,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Black
Doors: 4 Doors

Seat Ibiza 1.4 16v sport 7 months mot spares or repair engine start’s but has no power you cannot drive it will have to be towed away has good tyres all round plenty of good usable  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Seat
Model: Ibiza
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Yellow
Doors: 5 Doors

Need to fix or change FRONT TRANSFER BOX. M O T-25 07 2023 Good tires Good battery Sunroof 2 colour seats Stop Start sistem.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Captiva
Mileage: 105,506 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Non Runner - Was running Fine. Now doesnt tick over - Recovery Required. Location - Kingsbury. No OFFERS.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 308
Mileage: 159,531 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

Im selling this car on behalf of my uncle as spares or repair due to misfire also eml light and messege on dash restricted performance,174k miles comes with full service history, cambelt  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Jaguar
Model: XJ
Mileage: 175,000 miles
Body: Saloon
Color: Blue
Doors: 4 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

2012 Skoda Octavia 1.6 desiel x taxi, 210000 miles engines runs great, the gearbox was done 8 months ago was out a golf with 40k on so thats solid, car runs and drives. cheap ,£30  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Skoda
Model: Octavia
Mileage: 210,000 miles
Year: 2012

Starts and drives. No lights on the dashboard.2 sets of keys. MOT ran out last month. All windows electric. Has loads of paperwork, many years MOT and service history 2x set of keys  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Daihatsu
Model: Sirion
Mileage: 106,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

The car has developed a gearbox fault and the MOT expired 04/08/2022.87500 Miles. The car was running fine before the gearbox fault. All the gears change but there is a noise coming  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Zafira
Mileage: 87,500 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 7+ Seats

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 DDiS 2009. spares or repair - broken clutch. The engine is in excellent condition. Tires in very good condition The car is very clean and tidy Scratched door  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Suzuki
Model: Swift
Mileage: 84,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

Selling my Vauxhall Zafira 2012 1.6 petrol manual. It was running well until the head gasket went. It still starts and drives for about 15 minutes before it starts overheating and starts  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Zafira
Mileage: 91,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

63 plate Qashqai+2, 2-wheel drive. Sought after 7 seater model. Good condition for age. Non-runner. Garage think the engine has seized. Full service, new tyres and timing belt change  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Qashqai+2
Mileage: 110,403 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Here we have our Kia Sedona which failed it's MOT a while back. I had (have) every intention of sorting it out and putting it back on the road but weeks are turning into months into  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Kia
Model: Sedona
Mileage: 170,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Green
Doors: 5 Doors

2003 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DI-D Elegance Auto.170k service history. Mot expired. Engine is faultless however reverse no longer engages. Forward gears work fine. Bodywork in average  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Shogun
Mileage: 170,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

As pictured 2013 i40.1.7 diesel starts and drives fine but turbo very Smokey. Mot feb ‘23.162k. Partial history. Satnav. Climate. Auto hold. Etc… Nice tidy car inside and out Asking  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Hyundai
Model: i40
Mileage: 162,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors

Here we have for sale a Toyota Avensis 2.2 T-Spirit 2007 Diesel. The car is a non-runner with a suspected engine Issue. The engine turns over but does not attempt to start when the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Avensis
Mileage: 139,587 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

For spares or repair Mercedes C220 this vehicle has been in storage for a year now has no mot but excellent engine and gearbox, before storing this vehicle has been serviced regularly  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: C Class
Mileage: 228,847 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Body: Coupe
Color: Silver
Fuel: Diesel


Salvage cars are not the first thing someone on a hunt for a new vehicle in their garage will consider. Salvage cars are even not an option that crosses the mind of someone shopping for a vehicle on a strict budget, or someone looking for their first vehicle while working with a very limited budget. However, salvage cars is an option out there that is worth considering. It may not be the most common way to get a new vehicle or even start a business, but purchasing salvage cars can turn into success. All you need is knowing how to shop for salvage cars and here we are going to provide you with some very helpful tips and recommendations.

Why Salvage Cars?

Why salvage cars?
Why choose investing into salvage cars?

It is hard to imagine the world nowadays without a vehicle. The car has turned into an indispensable part of our everyday life, offering convenience, the basic comfort of being mobile, saving time. Unfortunately, buying a new vehicle is not an option for everyone and there are many people, who are in need of one in their lives, but even purchasing a second-hand car doesn’t cut it. Most of us have been there at one point in our lives, some of us are still struggling with figuring out how to save up a budget, but not many of us have ever considered the option salvage cars. Indeed, salvage cars are a practical and very budget-friendly way to own a vehicle and visiting the auctions for salvage cars will not cost you a penny. At least you can get an idea of what salvage cars are. Insurance companies deem salvage cars to be a total wreck and while we can agree that salvage cars are not the vehicle you can immediately ride away with, often just a bit of repair can bring salvage cars back on the road. Making salvage cars road-worthy vehicles can be a serious project you should be ready about. However, it is still worth considering this option. Salvage cars make for great project vehicles and if you know a thing or two about cars, salvage cars can turn into your next DIY project. Furthermore, salvage cars can turn into a successful business too as you can fix salvage cars for profit. The key thing is that you must know about the best way to shop for salvage cars.

Thorough Assessment of Damages of Salvage Cars

Why salvage cars?
Pre-purchase inspection of salvage cars damages

The majority of salvage cars you will spot on auctions are vehicles that have been through some sort of accident and this is the reason for their damage. No matter the reason for the damage, the car owner has once decided that the repair of a damaged car does not worth their time, energy, and investment and here is how the vehicles turn into salvage cars. Therefore, it is really important to make a thorough assessment of the condition and the damage of the salvage cars you are interested in. In fact, in most cases, the repair really does not worth your time, energy, and investment. However, there are some cases when salvage cars can surprise you and turn into a great deal. It is a good idea to bring a professional mechanic with you when looking for salvage cars, as a professional will be able to make a comprehensive assessment and evaluation if you are not able to tell the condition of the car. In case the damage affects critical components of the vehicle, this pretty much means a repair that will be too expensive to make sense for you to invest in salvage cars. Damages on the interior of the body of the car will be more desirable, but not necessarily worth the purchase too. Buying salvage cars for parts is always an option too, so make sure to check out the condition of the parts thoroughly.

Think as Salvage Cars Insurer

Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars: Into the shoes of an insurer

Obviously, there is a reason why a car insurer will title vehicles as salvage cars. The main reason is that an insurer will understand that repairing the car will cost more than the value of the car itself. Therefore, when you are looking for salvage cars, you need to do a bit of math before investing. There are some tips, in this case, you are recommended to follow. As an example, newer models of salvage cars are usually more heavily damaged, while older models of salvage cars are usually not that heavily damaged to the point that repair will cost more than the car’s value itself.

Salvage Cars May Come With Other Costs (Besides Repair)

Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider additional costs related to salvage cars

It is clear that no matter the salvaged cars you decide to invest into, you will have to deal with some repairs and their costs. But this is not the only factor money-wise you want to consider when shopping for salvage cars. As an example, you will also have to pay for the car registration. You will also have to deal with finding a reliable insurance company that will be willing to cover vehicles that are already titled as salvage cars by other insurers. You should find a way to convince the insurance companies that newly restored and recovered salvage cars are as road-worthy and safe as other cars on the road.

Consider Market Prices for Salvage Cars

Consider market prices for salvage cars
Consider market value of salvage cars

In case you are planning to make repairing salvage cars and they re-selling them your business, you should also be aware of the price of repaired salvage cars on the market. Usually, restored salvage cars can cost no more than 60% of the price of the same car model by the same car brand.

Post-Purchase Inspection of Salvage Cars

Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars
Assessment: After the purchase of salvage cars

Now, you have thoroughly inspected the vehicle before buying it on the salvage cars auction, but the assessment of the vehicle’s condition does not have to stop here where you signed in the paperwork for purchasing it. Post-purchase inspection is as important as pre-purchase one, and you usually do that after all the repairs and/or rebuilding process. This is very important and the only way to make sure the vehicle can be registered with a clean title and get proper insurance coverage.

Why salvage cars?
Thorough assessment of damages of salvage cars
Think as salvage cars insurer
Salvage cars may come with other costs (besides repair)
Consider market prices for salvage cars
Post-purchase inspection of salvage cars