Salvage Cars


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Impreza turbo bugeye. Spares or repairs. Has boost leak from vacuum turbo only coming in sometimes, the bodywork has some dents marks as expected alloys could do with a refurb.87k miles  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza
Mileage: 89,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2011 Insignia for sale, 167k, excellent body and interior. Runs rough (lumpy tick over won’t rev properly) oil pressure spot on feels like the flywheels lose. Been parked for 18 months  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Insignia
Mileage: 167,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

* please read advert, starts & drives, but requires TLC * Mot:- 23/02/2022. requires attention (but not limited to). few marks on the bodywork / slight dent on front bumper * *  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 94,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Peugeot 206 entice. 2003 ( 53 regs). 1.4 petrol. 100,000 miles. Mot till 26/10/2021. The car starts and drives car miss fires and possibly head gasket issue. Specification. Blue. 5  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 206
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Color: Blue
Fuel: Petrol
Year: 2003

Vauxhall Corsa for sale. Spares or repairs!! Faults: engine management light on, been to the garage and told it is a problem in cylinder 4 of the engine. Advantages: mot until December  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 92,008 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 3 Doors

Here I have for sale our 2012 ford galaxy 2lt TDCi diesel powershift 7 seaters it’s got mot till Jan 2022 and only covered 58.000 miles with auto powershift gearbox runs and drives  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxy
Mileage: 58,000 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: MPV
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

2009 Mazda 6 Diesel And Petrol. Volkswagen Golf 1.9 and 2.0 GT 170 BHP 6 Speed. Fiat Idea Petrol. Vauxhall Corsa. Vauxhall Insignia Diesel And Petrol. Vauxhall Zafira Diesel and Petrol  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: Mazda6
Mileage: 1 miles
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 2009

Hi!If anyone Interested can call me to thank you. As I am looking to buy a new car so I want to sell this thank you.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 207
Mileage: 114,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2009 Impreza diesel. Engine knocking. Starts and drives for loading.£599. Located cheddar. Delivery possible.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza
Mileage: 123,456 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2006 Silver Honda Civic. Good little runner and mechanically sound. The new clutch fitted in 2019 and has passed all emissions tests. MOT failure due to vehicle suspension. Repairs  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Mileage: 141,724 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Blue 2006 Mercedes Benz Avantgarde se. Repairs.1.5l.94bhp. Manual.5 seats, half leather. Amg wheels. Insurance group 11. Non-runner.63k on the clock. Minor scrapes and scratches. Too  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: A Class
Mileage: 63,000 miles
Seats: 5 Seats
Engine: 1500cc
Year: 2006

Snapped timing belt. Spares or repair. Needs taken on a trailer or towed.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Zafira Tourer
Mileage: 70,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2005 VW Touran, 192k. Mot - March 2022. Owned since 2014. Great workhorse. The timing belt changed 3 years ago. Clutch and flywheel changed 2 years ago. Spares or repairs.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touran
Mileage: 192,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Grey 5 door hatchback Audi A3 Sport 1.9 TDI. Selling as spares repair due to misfire on cylinder 3 and damage to the wing. Manual gearbox with 5 speed. Mot till 10 July 2021 with 164k  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A3
Mileage: 164,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

Problems with the catalytic converter and its burning oil. Asides from the mechanical faults, it is in great cosmetic condition. Recently passed its MOT. Up for spares and repairs,  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: MINI
Model: Hatch Cooper
Mileage: 85,686 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

For sale my Mercedes ml270. In use every day but there is a cooler liquid leak. I only do about 7 miles to work and that need about 1.5l of water. Otherwise is in good condition. 10  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: M Class
Mileage: 116,500 miles
Transmission: Semi-Automatic
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

VW Passat for sale for spares and repairs. The engine is running great and drives perfect but the ABS pump has a sensor fault which means it would require replacement (approx £300  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Passat
Mileage: 225,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Renault Scenic 1.5 diesel tomtom model with sat navigation, long mot till December 2021. Immaculate interior with electric windows, central locking, cd player, sat navigation half leather  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Scenic
Mileage: 109,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

1.6 petrol focus with an intermittent electrical fault but still drives fine. You can be driving and the speedo and rev needle just drop and the dash light's come on but this doesn  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 96,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

1.8 diesel Mondeo full service up to about 90k, now ok just over 100k, starts runs and drives, spares or repairs due to power steering going stiff after its wArm been told it’s the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors


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