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Old 03-15-2010, 02:27 AM   #26
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I questioned this last time. If you do the math this is pretty much impossible.
In 6 years (since 04 when the STi was released). is 167 a year( do you really think he sold 167 STis in 2004 when it was released?). That would mean he's sold an STi every other day. For 6 years.

I dont believe much of the stuff that comes out of matt's mouth. "yeah dude i drive race cars, blah tool blah, i drive cars into walls like its no big deal"

but their cars do end up looking nice when they're finished. I'm considering buying a car from them in a few months. But not because matt is a good sales guy.
ill agree but ill also say it seems to be much more possible with wrxs persay?
judging by the way they go thru them on their site
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:28 AM   #27
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I'm just saying he says a lot of stuff that doesnt have much backbone.

Well I've been monitoring them for a while, and I've seen them sit on WRX's and STi's sit for a few weeks. If you do the calculation theres almost NO way he could have sold 1000 STis, unless theres something i'm missing
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:29 AM   #28
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Hey guys, just wondering if they employ licensed mechanics to do the work on thier salvaged vehicles?

I live in Vancouver BC and am thinking of going to check out a few cars at silverline but want to make sure they do good work before I make the 5 hour drive there.

So as far as ive read, the rebuilds are good quality? tuned accordingly to mods? anyone have any bad experiences with thier vehicles with major components breaking
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:35 AM   #29
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Well thanks for all the feed back guys. If you click on the link to the website that shows the car he's looking at it says "PRE-OWNED CLEAR TITLE" in the description so are some of them non-salvaged cars?
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:42 AM   #30
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^^
true. they say "pre-owned other title"(dirty)
or "pre-owned clear title"(clean)
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:56 AM   #31
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I guess if it says clean title, that means it was at no point a writeoff/salvage. But it still coulda been bought with a bad tranny/blown engine and they fix it and sell.

like this vehicle says pre-owned clear title but the foot notes say it was purchased with a bad engine, so a used one was put in

http://www.silverlineautomotive.com/...d-4651866.html

I know things get rebuilt all the time, and im a firm believer that things rebuilt can be just as good as someone who bought the car brand new and drove it to this mileage. The main worry is did a qualified mechanic put it together with stock oem parts and tune for whatver mods the car may have had pre-existing

I myself own a 04 wrx here in Vancouver BC and im thinking I can sell my car for $16-$17k and then put in a bit of $ and come out with an sti our dollars doing great at the moment
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:15 AM   #32
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I myself own a 04 wrx here in Vancouver BC and im thinking I can sell my car for $16-$17k
Good luck with that..
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:41 AM   #33
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For rebuilt cars, they seem over priced...

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I myself own a 04 wrx here in Vancouver BC and im thinking I can sell my car for $16-$17k and then put in a bit of $ and come out with an sti our dollars doing great at the moment

How many miles are on your 04?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:35 AM   #34
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Car is a 04 wrb sedan. Stage 2 catless up-pipe, catless tbe. Alpine sound system, pioneer primear mp3 deck.

80,000 miles. You have to remember that up here there are less cars for sale, so generally prices are higher. Back in 05, I bought my car for $18k us, so when all said and done in Vancouver I paid $23,500. At that time, a same calibre 04 here was min $28k plus taxes on that so I woulda been well over $30000

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Old 03-15-2010, 01:25 PM   #35
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I just bought my '07 sti from them with 47k miles and reconstructed title for 19k last weekend. Car looks and drives as if it was a clean title.

Matt and SA get a thumbs up from me.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:25 PM   #36
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Cheapshot- would you mind telling us how much you ended up paying and what their original list price was. Just. Want to get an idea of how much bargain room there is.

Is reconstructed title different than salvage? Like they buy salvage title, rebuild , then register as a reconstructed vehicle?
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:39 PM   #37
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Cheapshot- would you mind telling us how much you ended up paying and what their original list price was. Just. Want to get an idea of how much bargain room there is.

Is reconstructed title different than salvage? Like they buy salvage title, rebuild , then register as a reconstructed vehicle?
The sticker on the window was 20k and I ended up paying 19k. They have no sales tax in oregon and silverline automotive has no fees of any sort. So the price you agree upon is the 'out the door' price. 1k doesnt seem like much but its newer and everything was in perfect condition. no dings, scratches, stained interior...although it is a reconstructed title, but I don't care what a peice of paper says. It's still fast, spotless and didn't notice any hickups during the 400+ miles I drove it within 24 hours after picking it up.

I am not sure what the differences are in the title types. I am assuming you are correct because that seems logical.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:54 PM   #38
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Its easy to make a car look clean, remember that. Just because its shiny and has a clean interior does not mean the car is mechanically sound.

I know someone who bought an 04/05 STi from there. She's had a few problems in the short amount of time she has had it.

You get what you pay for. There's a reason salvaged cars sell for less. If you are willing to put up with potential problems from a fairly new car, then go for it. Sometimes paying a couple grand more for a clean car is worth the peace of mind and resale, considering their cars aren't a whole lot cheaper than a clean used car.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:57 PM   #39
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Its easy to make a car look clean, remember that. Just because its shiny and has a clean interior does not mean the car is mechanically sound.

I know someone who bought an 04/05 STi from there. She's had a few problems in the short amount of time she has had it.

You get what you pay for. There's a reason salvaged cars sell for less. If you are willing to put up with potential problems from a fairly new car, then go for it. Sometimes paying a couple grand more for a clean car is worth the peace of mind and resale, considering their cars aren't a whole lot cheaper than a clean used car.
What sort of problems did she have? anything major, or just wear and tear items?

it does sound like silverline does know how to build subby's and a few threads have said its their specialty
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:58 PM   #40
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I've had my bugeye for 30k+ miles and haven't had one mechanical problem.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:28 PM   #41
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What sort of problems did she have? anything major, or just wear and tear items?

it does sound like silverline does know how to build subby's and a few threads have said its their specialty
I had to call and make sure I got the details right.

Water was leaking into the trunk and one of the rear lights would fill up with water. It's not anything major, but it was supposed to be a proper repair.

The clutch went out very shortly after she bought it. It's tough to point a finger here since it is a wear and tear item.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #42
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Just saw this on Craigslist.....WTF?!?!?!?

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/1647230370.html
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:57 PM   #43
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DONT BUY FROM SILVERLINE (PORTLAND)
Date: 2010-03-16, 2:13PM PDT
Reply to: sale-nb6zv-1647230370@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Don't buy from Silverline Automotive. They are full of scam. Every single one of their Subarus have been in an accident. Even if it has a clean title. They frawd their titles. They always send a forged copy of the title to your bank when you're getting approved. Matt is just the salesman that would lie his way through just so that he gets his comission. He will say that he marks the cars up only 250-300 dollars yet its about 5000-6000 thousand dollars. He also calls himself the owner. Yet if you go to their site it says that hes just a general manager. He claims to be a master mechanic. Yet he never took any automotive classes. I bought a car from them and now I found out that the car that I thought had a clean title has been in 2 accidents. My bank has charged me extra 2000 dollars for the "title fraud" yet I didn't know that the car has been in fire and totalled before i bought it with a clean title. DONT BUY FROM SILVERLINE!!!!!!!




..doesnt surprise me
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #44
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Just saw this on Craigslist.....WTF?!?!?!?

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/1647230370.html
Seen this in the vendor review forum

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1029224

JasonLHall > Soobie
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #45
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"clean title" has never automatically meant "never been in an accident". Craigslist dude above makes himself sound like an idoit in my opinion. Just like any car purchase, buyer beware! Do your own research, investigation, questioning of all the details. If you don't, again, you are an idiot.

I could really care less, but it seems more and more nowadays people want the cheap price but the top quality. These two goals work against each other. Everything is a compromise. If you want clear title, no accidents, use carfax, do your homework. Anybody who takes a salesman word on something like that is dumb and you got what you had coming.

Pretty sure you can go buy a kia with a warranty brand new for less than 10K, quit lusting after a 16K STi which you hope is as top quality and clear title history with no accidents.

I've never dealt with Silverline but I would assume with the volume of cars they sell, they are a licensed car dealer. So they happen to do mostly rebuilt work, good for them! Doesn't appear to me they are trying to hide anything about the title status or the fact that they rebuild cars. With that in mind I think the "russian chop shop" tag is a little out of line.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:38 PM   #46
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Just came across this. http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/1647230370.html
I was thinking aobut getting a car there and I would not reccomend it. I was asking him a couple questions and he wasnt very up front about any of it.

Didn't know this was posted like 4 times. Sorry

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #47
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its definitely possible that a car with a clean title was bought with damage before it went through any insurance or bank processing and was never branded. case in point I have a 93 impreza with a clean title even though the rear quarterpanel was cut and replaced some time in its past.

I, personally, would probably not buy a car from them, unless they provided me with pre-repair photos and description. I also dont know what kind of warranty they provide on their cars, since all the listings say "as-is, contact for more info". If I were buying a car from them, I would work a warranty into the deal, like perhaps for 6 months to 1 year/10k miles or something, since a lot of unknown problems can pop up after a few months and after an oil change or two
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:49 PM   #48
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Ran a carfax on that white 05 sti from silverline, As I was also looking at picking it up. Has 29 records 4 owners, and was in a front end wreck in florida. Wasnt salvaged, but the car was in a accident. Car was repo'd and sold at auction in florida.

Other then that the car looks good and clean. $18k is a little high though
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:32 PM   #49
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I bought from Silverline and they were easy to deal with. Yes, many of their cars are branded title, but if you do your Car Fax research first and KBB homework you will be fine. I'd also recommend having the car sent out for a pre purchase inspection (They will allow that). You will have to find your own financing or be ready to pay cash since they do not do financing.

As for branded title vehicles, it only matters if you plan to buy and sell a lot. You can save big money if you plan to keep the car.

Good luck.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:51 PM   #50
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if you have $30k to spend on a STI, go to the dealer. if you have $16k than go to silverline lol
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