Buying a used car is like having a new girlfriend. If you leave serious questions unanswered, they'll no doubt come back to haunt you later on. What's the most important question to ask when buying a used car?

Is it a salvage title? Cars with salvage titles may be perfectly good cars, and yet the registration headaches can reach migrane status quickly. It may be tempting to buy a great car with a salvage title at a big discount, most often, the chance your beloved may have spent 2005 in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward isn't worth taking. (Photo: holbox / Shutterstock)


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