Sister in law totaled a 2005 Silverado... Buy it back?

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  1. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    2500HD Diesel w/ 140,000 miles. Ran fine before the rollover, not sure how much mechanical damage was sustained. Insurance is offering the truck for $1,300 buyback and I'm debating purchasing it... what say OT?

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  2. Vagabond

    Vagabond Nope. OT Supporter

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    If it's been rolled, NOPE.

    It will never be as strong and if it rolls again it could cost you.
     
  3. ridedirt

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    Can easily part it out for that
     
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    Only, ONLY if you part it out. Do not entertain any ideas of trying to fix that truck.
     
  5. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    Thanks for the replies guys. So any idea on ball park of worth parted out? Worth doing? Called sister-in-law to get solid numbers and I guess the total cost to me would be $1,570 (something about registration or taxes when keeping the truck). I've got the space and time to dick around with parting it out just no real idea on what major parts are worth (motor/tranny/etc). Used to part out totaled sport bikes full time so I'm comfortable with the process.
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

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    If the wheels are in good condition, you could get a couple hundred for those alone. Not sure about engine, especially since it rolled (i.e. fluids could be in places they shouldn't, etc). Things like taillights are out of the question. Headlights, maybe. You may be able to get back what you paid for it, then after that what do you do with the carcass?
     
  7. Justintiime

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    scrap it for more profit
     
  8. I<3URANUS

    I<3URANUS Looking is free but touching will cost ya. OT Supporter

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    This. Definitely worth it for the parts alone. Did the steering wheel and passenger air bags deploy? If not, that alone will recoup your money.
     
  9. I<3URANUS

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    He could scrap the rest.
     
  10. jfast94

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    Parts car at best. Anything more and you are just driving a death mobile.
     

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