Salvage Cars


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This is a 2012 Toyota Avensis TR with a 2.0 diesel engine and 6-speed gearbox.This car drives well and is in very good condition and has only had 2 owners with an MOT until 11/8/2022  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Avensis
Mileage: 131,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Saloon
Color: Grey
Doors: 4 Doors

Range rover 2.7L spares and repairs. Took in part exchange had egr valves fitted Needs to be remapped to reset the computer Starts and drives. Has a Overfinch body kit and wheels Full  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Land Rover
Model: Range Rover
Mileage: 155,000 miles
Body: Estate
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

Selling my Fiat Punto as spares or repair, ideal for someone who has a bit of time to get it in shape for an MOT. Starts and drives fine, engine and clutch seems to be in good working  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Fiat
Model: Punto
Mileage: 109,896 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

Here we have my Nissan Juke. Spares repair due to being in the garage for the last 6 months as wouldn’t start it drove perfectly until one morning just clicking took it to garage  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Juke
Mileage: 100,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

2017 Mazda 2, 89643 miles, 1.5 petrol, manual, Cat s, runs and drives, £2250. Nationwide delivery is available. Viewing and collection by appointment only.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Mazda
Model: Mazda2
Mileage: 89,643 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: White
Doors: 5 Doors

Spares or repair Audi A6 Avant, it has covered 255,000 miles with full service history, it has a very good leather interior with the mmi control in the middle, sat nav rear air con  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A6 Avant
Mileage: 255,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

The car starts and drives the oil pump not working. Safety belt pretensioners.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Skoda
Model: Octavia
Mileage: 140,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Well maintained car Mot till November service done at the same time taxed few scratches normally for this age 4 good tyres a small dent in the right front wing ( see on pictures selling  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: X3
Mileage: 162,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

2009 VW Golf 1.9 TDi Estate. No damage to body or interior, bush scratches all over from up and down country lanes (All would polish out) and dirty interior, but will valet nicely and  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Mileage: 117,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Blue
Doors: 5 Doors

2006 Ford Focus ST-2.2.5 5cyl 225bhp 6spd Manual. Motd 6 Nov 2022.3 ST Wheels. ST2 Cloth Recaro Seats. ST Steering Wheel. Wind Deflectors. Metro Plates. Ramair Induction Kit. Ramair  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Mileage: 106,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 5 Doors

Needs engine Audi A4 S line 2009 auto diesel alloys leather interior spares or repair. Cars in Bradford.  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: A4
Mileage: 99,000 miles
Transmission: Automatic
Color: Grey
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 2009

Here is my Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 petrol in Silver. This is SPARES AND REPAIRS only and sold as seen. The car has accident damage as seen (given a cat S) but engine is in perfect working  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: Corsa
Mileage: 28,774 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

We are selling our nissan note after many happy years of use. Advertised as spares/repairs although generally starts fine. I think it is in need of a new fuel pump as sometimes the  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Nissan
Model: Note
Mileage: 114,795 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: MPV
Doors: 5 Doors
Seats: 5 Seats

Spares or repair. Starts and drives but smokes ( suspected turbo ). The engine starts and sounds good just smokes heavily when driving. Delivery can be arranged. Mot 21/01/2023. 2 keys  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Mileage: 157,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Selling car as upgraded to larger family car. Went to have the car MOT'd before selling however bodywork requires repairs. Engine & gear box and general bodywork is in good condition  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: AYGO
Mileage: 61,785 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Silver
Doors: 5 Doors

Skoda Octavia 1.9PD 2009 Black Estate, Mileage 405013. 1 Owner since new. Leather Steering wheel, Cruise Control, Rise Floor fitted. Full service History (2 box files of receipts since  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Skoda
Model: Octavia
Mileage: 405,313 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Black
Doors: 5 Doors

Starts & Drives fine. Cat C repaired. Only done 3,000 miles but when they repaired they cut a wire and now its showing 36,000 miles. Been garaged for 3 years. 3 keys. Few warning  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Vauxhall
Model: ADAM
Mileage: 3,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Color: Red
Doors: 3 Doors

Selling my Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 2L Petrol. Well looked after, with a brand new exhaust. Forced to sell due to a transmission error. MOT till 18th September 2022. Car has done 120k  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Suzuki
Model: Grand Vitara
Mileage: 120,000 miles
Transmission: Manual
Body: Estate
Color: Grey
Doors: 5 Doors

2002 Toyota Yaris grass track/spares or repairs/banger racing,1 L petrol, no cat or battery, can jump it, good engine and gear box, body work ok for age, had a nock to the back wheel  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Yaris
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2002

Renault Megane with no mot. It was running ok when we parked it up about 15 months ago, but now the battery is flat and now the tyres are flat. We did not get it MOT last year as we  Show more

Seller: Private
Condition: Used
Make: Renault
Model: Megane
Mileage: 1 miles
Year: 2000


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