Well, just got an email from the lady (a week later). She seemed pretty upset because of the last email I sent her with my concern with the damage/salvage title. She said that I was asking questions that were "picking apart" the car. She claimed that the car ran well, never had a problem with it mechanically, and that she told me all her knowledge about the car she obtained from the last owner who "didn't speak good english". She said she trusted the man's "story" and that I seemed "not really interested".
Good thing I did not waste a 2 hour drive and gas to check this out.
And the search moves on....
Tarmac, I definitely agree with you that I shouldn't risk it, but the lady thinks its not a bad idea... Also, let me know if you ever come across a decent SVT for sale in our area.
Thanks for all the help guys.
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