well it is illegal to drive a salvage title car but once you fix it up you take it to the nearest salvage inspection but first you have to schedule appoointment which is a pain in the ass because its like 2 months wait and i had to reschedule because i found out a needed a new engine. wel i bought my car with about 49k miles and it was hit in front not to hard frame had to be pulled about an inch to the right which wasnt big deal i had to replace bumper, bumper cover, used same Fenders
just a little fix up , then radiator , fans, Intake
, windshield, air bags/seat belts, one headlight. you can add up how much i paid, some parts i got free some most other parts were very cheap because i have hook ups from friends and also get discount at dealers. My car wouldnt start so took it apart found out it had big problems , block was scrathed up pistons timing belt on wrong etc prob some newbies were messin with it after they over revved it because when i took pistons out the rings wouldnt wana budge because they were pretty much welded inside from al the heat. so i bought an Matrix XRS engine with 24k miles for about 1.5k and my air bags with seatbelts cot me 700$.