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Okay so I'm in the process of. Buying my first sti. It's really clean. The only problem it's a rebuild title the guy said it was only hit in the fender.hood,bumper and one headlight, he wantsn 19000 for it it has 68000 miles on it, and it was repaird by a shop who specializes in rebuilding cars it's Halle's gvi auto works it's in salt lake. Please get back to me ASAP, I'm planning on buying it tomorrow. Give me some things that I should be looking for that would be wrong with the car. Please.
 

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Sounds fishy to me, only that stuff replaced and it's a rebuilt title? There was stuff worked on that you don't know about, then.

I would steer clear. Subaru's aren't exactly limited in number here in the Salt Lake area, keep your eye out for a better one.
 

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Take it to a Subaru specialist and have them fully inspect the car. Really this is something you should do for any used car you consider buying.

Salvage title means the car was totaled and bought back from the insurance company. More than likely there was more damage than that.
 

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A rebuilt title is something tricky to work around. If I'm not mistaken, a rebuilt title means it was rebuilt from totaled. If it was hit in that side and "only" those pieces were repaired, there must have been frame/engine damage in order to necessitate a rebuilt title.

Walk away.
 

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yeah thats what i was thinking but the guy said that no frame got damaged, the gvi dealership they would buy a car with bad frame damage, is what the guy said, im calling gvi and seeying if maybe they still have the record of the car and see what they say. and i was reading online about what e rebuilt title meant and it said, that it was a car fixed back to factory, and had specialist checked before it got the ok. is that true?
 

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Yeah that's the only way to have a rebuilt title issued. However it doesn't mean that gremlins and issues won't come up in the future. Once something that was badly damaged is repaired, there's the chance that it will never function as tip top as it once did. It also means that something could be weaker and may fail in the future when you don't know it. It also means that it could be rebuilt just fine and no issues will ever come up in the duration you own the car, so it's a gamble. But do you want to gamble $19,000? I wouldn't.

Also think about it, if it was only hit in the fender, bumper, hood, and headlight...why is an otherwise $22k valued car considered a total loss? That means it had roughly 75% worth of damage, of the value of the car...so without a calculator...that equates to roughly $16-$17k worth of damage to the car! Fender, bumper, hood, a headlight, and paint would only equate to $5k at most (based on other accidents I've been involved with). Something just isn't right.

Edit: Plus, if you ever wanted to get rid of the car in the future for whatever reason, your resale value would be significantly compromised because it's a rebuilt title. So you'd more than likely take a major hit there.
 

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ok, well imjust waiting for gvi auto to call me back, if they cant answer or they dont have the car records im just going to buy another sti thanks for the help.
 

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this is what the gvi auto website says,


GVI Auto Sales specializes in the sale of late model Japanese and German vehicles to the Dealer’s Only Auctions… and now we offer the vehicles to the public first! Each vehicle is priced for the dealers and public from $1,000 to $5,000 below the NADA low book. Each vehicle must pass rigid inspections: State Safety and Emissions, four-wheel alignment, frame check and individual inspections by various insurance companies and Credit Unions that finance the vehicles 100% with no money down.
 

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yeah that sounds like the generic disclaimer on any auto website
 
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