Advice on buying a salvaged G6
I am in need of some advice guys. My uncle is a car dealer and recently on trade in got a 2006 Pontiac G6 with 61k miles. He can sell me the car for under $3,000 but the thing is, it has a salvaged title. I went with a buddy and my girlfriend today to test drive it, and I was surprised to how much I actually liked it.
It drove nice; engine sounded good, clean oil and they haven't even done an oil change yet at the dealership, tranny shifted flawlessly even at high rpms, and there wasn't bad clunking, no smells, and the steering felt decent (think the struts might be going bad though)
I checked the autocheck too. Kind of weird. It didn't say it was in an accident, but it was reported at around 30k miles as junked, and then received a salvage title. It has since then been registered and driven 30k miles since being given a salvage title. There are no signs of damage on the car, and the under side is in really good shape.
For the price, it is definitely a nice car. I'm just worried what a salvaged title is going to get me into at the dmv and with insurance. I know salvaged cars are much cheaper than non-salvaged, but I'm wondering if this is sounds like a good deal even if it's salvaged? I know if the car gets wrecked by someone else, I would maybe get half my money back on it, but I'm willing to chance that. Also, should I totally stay away from a car if it's salvaged? I like the price, and I know I'll probably get what I pay for, but I'm a college student and don't really feel like having a car payment.
If this car doesn't work out, I'm going to just drive the intrepid until the rusted hole spots in the back cause the trunk to fall off, haha
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!