Hi Sparrow11 and welcome to the Fusion Sport Forums. Here is my opinion: Short story...do not purchase it.Hi everyone,
I'm considering purchasing a used car and I came across a 2013 ford fusion hybrid with a 2.0L L4 DOHC 16V HYBRID engine. However, the title status is listed as salvage. I'm not sure if I should go for it or not, so I'm hoping to get some advice from the forum members.
My main concern is the salvage title. I'm not sure what caused the car to be salvaged and whether there could be any hidden damages that could cause problems down the line. On the other hand, and the fact that it's a ford fusion means that it should still be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
I'm also curious about the price. Since the car has a salvage title, I assume the price should be significantly lower than the market value. But I don't want to end up paying for a car that will cost me more in repairs down the line.
So, what do you guys think? Should I go for this car or not? Are there any red flags that I should be aware of when buying a car with a salvage title? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
The longer story: You don't need to ask about possible red flags. The biggest red flag possible is the fact that this vehicle has a Salvage title. And add to that, you have no idea why it has a Salvage title. That is bad.
Next, Salvage titled vehicles are usually no longer covered by the manufacturer warranty.
Next, even if Salvage titled vehicles were still covered, this 2013 vehicle is far outside the 3 year/36,000 mile New Vehicle Warranty, the 5 year/50,000 mile Powertrain warranty, and 8 year/100,000 mile Hybrid warranty. So there is no factory warranty coverage at all.
Salvage title vehicles can be a good deal in some circumstances. However, they can also be a bottomless pit of headaches and money. And that is especially true when discussing hybrids.
So again, in my opinion...The short story would be to find a non-salvage title vehicle.
I am sure others will jump in with more advice and recommendations.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do, let us know how you make out and good luck.