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    Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Anyone ever bought a used car from Sam's Riverside in Des Moines? I never even knew it existed before I started looking for used cars. They seem to have some really good prices and was just wondering if anyone could give me some feedback.


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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    The price is awesome more than likely due to being a salvage title.



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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Ive seen them on cars.com i think... isnt every car they have damaged in some way, sometimes fairly severely?



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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The price is awesome more than likely due to being a salvage title.
    That's what I figured. Are all of their cars salvage though?


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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    That's what I figured. Are all of their cars salvage though?
    Not all are salvage but if it sounds too good to be true...

    I know people who have had good luck buying a vehicle which was totaled and rebuilt by a body shop. I know people who have had horror stories in buying those vehicles. In most cases I'd say buying a salvage title is a bad move. If you can't afford the vehicle from the dealership you just need to look at less expensive vehicles you can afford. This kind of information asymmetry is extremely high risk.

    Also, check with your insurance company to see if they'll
    a) cover a salvage titled vehicle
    b) allow for any coverage above liability
    c) indemnify any claims


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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Nooooo! Stay away!!!!!!!!!! Extremely high risk is an understatement!



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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    I would say 95% of there cars have salvage titles occasionally they have a regular title car with minimal damage. Both my wife and I drive vehicles with prior salvage titles. If you plan on keeping the car for long period of time you can definitely save some money up front, but most car dealers don't want to touch cars with prior salvage titles.



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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    No way I would buy from a place like this. They don't exactly inspire trust.


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    No. F'ing. Way.


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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Sams riverside is just a dealer for salvage vehicles. They buy cars from insurance auctions and add a couple grand and try to resale them for a lil profit. My brother in law is a body man and mechanic and buys wrecked cars from auctions. I totally trusts his work but I understand other peoples worries about buying these vehicles.



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    Re: Used Cars - Sams Riverside?

    Sounds like these are cars that lived through Hurricane Ike and Katrina, i.e. Riverside.


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