Thinking of buying a car.. HOWEVER...

hyperd4eva

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a mate from work is selling his car. Its in good condition and he is going to give me a good price..

however when he brought it he did a HPI clearance test and found the car had a CAT D - Uneconomical write off.. had it all serviced and was all good. he brought it with 40k on the clock and now there is 47k

he hit a pothole about 3 months ago and cracked the wheels and did some damage to one of the bushes. Had all this fixed as the insurance company gave it another CAT D.

Question is should these CAT D's put me off buying this? both were only little damage and he had it all repaired to a high standard. Not sure what to think about it as the term 'write off' puts me off..

anyone ever brought a CAT D in the past?
 

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Generally CAT D write offs are just bodywork damage no main structural damage that affects the drive of the car.
Insurance company regardless whether its fixed or not have to declare its previous state hence why its been given another cat D.

My old man works in the trade and has said before when i'm buying motors to avoid them as the resale can sometimes be difficult as people like yourself are unsure whether to take a punt on them.

My advice, if you trust the work has been done to a high standard, i'd take a punt on it, especially if you are going to run it til it dies, as you wont need to sell it.

If your looking to make a pretty penny I'd avoid. too many doubts when selling.
 

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A catagory D write off generally means minor damage but the cost of repair exceeded 60% of the vehicles market value.

Nothing structural or serious otherwise would of been a Cat C.

Cat C & D can be put back on the road and Cat D doesnt even need a VIC test.

Bottom line, it's alllll good breddah

Worked in the total loss department for 6 years at direct line insurance :)
 

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A catagory D write off generally means minor damage but the cost of repair exceeded 60% of the vehicles market value.

Nothing structural or serious otherwise would of been a Cat C.

Cat C & D can be put back on the road and Cat D doesnt even need a VIC test.

Bottom line, it's alllll good breddah

Worked in the total loss department for 6 years at direct line insurance :)

sweet, so i take it most insurers accept CAT D? would you bother letting them know? do you legally have to?
 

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she is a fine fiiine looking what is that some kind of mop or cleaning insturment or... im not sure. but i like the color of the van thats for sure and for true
 

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ima gunna bring my vr4 home. and we can all meet at the shell garage and eat a pie. then we'll do the speed limit to the sainsburys car park and not park in the conventional fashion :cool:
Maverick! I bet you only put your seatbelt on after you've started driving too!?
 
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