Buy a used car with reconstructed title?

50

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Hello, I am looking at a 2001 civic with about 24,000 miles. I am going to try to take a look at it but it sounds like it's in pretty good shape. It's had a reconstructed title, should I be worried? Thanks
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: 50
What are the potential problems of reconstructed cars?

they fall apart (sometimes literally) and have constant problems.

don't do it. you are headed for a world of trouble if you do.
 

EagleKeeper

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Reconstructed title == salvaged
The vehicle has been in an accident/vandalized/fire/swimming, etc; the insurance company determined that the cost of repairs was more than about 75% of the vehicle value.

Someone has then purchased the "junker" and attempted to bring it up to safe driving conditions.
The state has said the vehicle is safe to drive; however ....