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1997 SL500 Sport pano triple black 2010 R350 - sold 2014 E350 - sold
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Welcome! It looks like you’re checking everything that should be checked. Get the seller (is it a car dealership?) to get you a CARFAX report. Also, do you know why it’s a salvage title? Accident and repaired may not a risk you’re willing to buy. Flooded and dried, maybe don’t risk it.
 

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I'm happy for you - due diligence is needed these days and any red flags should be thoroughly investigated.
Now you can get back to the car search sites and look for another one that fits your requirements!
 

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Many, many years ago we were looking or a small 1st car for our daughter. A friend knew of a guy who bought and repaired salvaged cars. We checked with him, and he had a small Ford Escort for sale. It had been in an accident, and he had a full set of detailed photos of the damages as well as all that he did to repair the car. We had an independent shop go over the car, with knowledge it had been salvaged and repaired so they could also look for specific areas for issues. That inspection was clean, so we bought the car. She drove it for at least 6 years as I recall. I even drove it for her, pulling a very small U-Haul, from Pennsylvania to Texas. No issues.
But I think my story may be an exception - you usually cannot get as many details on the prior damages from the seller.
If you decide to look at a salvaged car, be certain to get at least one independent and thorough inspection.
And remember - Buyer Beware!
 
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