Buy crashed cars, commonly referred to as salvage cars, online through sites such as eRepairables, eBay, Salvage Bid and Craigslist. The cars on these sites have been deemed financially unworthy of repairs by an insurance company after being in an auto accident.
When a car is involved in an accident and experiences damage, the insurance company compares the value of the car against the cost of the needed repairs. If the repairs exceed a certain percentage, it declares the car a salvage vehicle. The degree and type of damage found on these cars varies, so buyers should examine them thoroughly before making a purchase.