Yeah that's way too much money , you can get a clean titled Spark for that price or less .That said , there is a dealer in my area that that only sells salvage cars , really nice ones . A salvage car is just car that's been considered a total loss by the insurance . Many of these are theft recovery like this particular dealer sells . I was actually going to buy a perfect condition Mini Cooper S from them years back for a good price . Your at your own risk of course but you can snap up a bargain many times with cars that are perfectly good . In your case though , it's no bargain at all at that price .
I ran across this when I was hunting for the Mexico OEM LED headlights. This set is OEM and is available in the MX but not the US. The advert does not list any part numbers and thus I was unable to look up the part for purchase. Unless they plan to release it with the '17 or '18 models in the US, I don't foresee it coming to the US.
The computer controls all electrical. If its not programmed in the computer then it won't work unless the programming gets changed. Thus, you add factory cruise using the existing wiring but the computer won't recognize it because its not in its programming and therefore it won't work. This allows them to use the same programming in all Sparks but only turn on the options needed for that particular car.
Ya Skids..Now that you explained it..I get your drift...Those kinda things can be a lasting issue...Your Spark was one that had no issues and I'm sorry you had to trade it for a reason like that. I also know how crazy things can get out your way and on the roads...so a little xtra money can buy some peace of mind.... Totally understand and more comfortable than wearing a vest and carrying 'stuff'. Happy trails with the new Trax and the Sonic as well...K?
Could have some insurance implications, but the main thing is that a 'salvaged' & rebuilt unit is, well, basically just asking for unknown problems down the road.
$6,000 for a base '13 with no powertrain warranty and most likely extensive body work done, etc..is not a good price...Maybe $3,000 might be worth the risk.
Not knowing how much it was damaged, IMO...well, if you can afford $6K, there are a number of undamaged units out there...That's my take on that.
Ha, Ha...Ya..I should have worded that a little better... I was trying to make the point that some newer software used for forums' does not seem mesh well with the Android OS. My daughter has a new Samsung tablet and she has noticed that some of the updated forums or social media sites she uses do not appear to have all components scale well and when she checks it on an iPad it looks better..her main complaint is overlapping text or ads on the Android...and, yes Mr. Tozzi, when I read (and often 'like') your posts' I know you are a smart guy.