I'm shopping for a used car for my daughter going off to college next month. I am running into a lot of salvage titles, I've even driven one and it seemed fine. I'm leery of salvage titles but thought that I would ask if anyone knows if the phrase has different meanings in different states. One seller tells me that the car was wrecked new and repaired and they have been driving it for 80k miles. To me it seems like if it was wrecked new then the damage had to be very significant for it to be deemed salvage while and older car could be deemed salvage for much less damage or am i missing something?