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Old 29-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Looking at buying a new car, its up for fairly cheap due to it being on the V car register what does this mean?
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Old 29-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Looking at buying a new car, its up for fairly cheap due to it being on the V car register what does this mean?

Means its recordered mate, ie prob been in a crash or stolen recovered etc.
Wouldn't bother me as I've already owned a cat d porsche boxser s and a cat c evo 8 fq300.

As long as they have been repaired to a high standard they will always sell on, as there alot cheaper than a straight version.
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Old 29-12-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Are there ever any problems insuring them etc?
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so it a repaired write off
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Are there ever any problems insuring them etc?

Some insurance companys wont touch them, but im with tesco's and never had a problem.
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It is apparently on there due to a replacement engine? Is this possible?
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It is apparently on there due to a replacement engine? Is this possible?

Think it can be anything that will cost more than a certain % of the cars actual value to repair.
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It is apparently on there due to a replacement engine? Is this possible?
LOL sounds like the seller may be trying to be a little "economic" with the truth

read between the lines...its prob been nicked and recovered minus the engine then sold on as repairable salvage
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the engine was replaced after the car hit a tree and the engine ended up in the cockpit
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You will never have a problem insuring it, it's trying to get a decent price off them should something go wrong that you will have difficulty with.

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allways worth a look, just look for panel repair replacement panels etc a litsed car is a listed car but allways nice to know what was repaired, ive sold some in the past saying stolen recovered etc when in effect they have had a light tap, if the price is good enough go for a look take someone with you who knows bodywork
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Anyone able to check it for me if i can give a reg?

Might go take another look but think it might be worth avoiding by the sounds of it
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Also find out if it is Cat C or cat D
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LOL sounds like the seller may be trying to be a little "economic" with the truth

read between the lines...its prob been nicked and recovered minus the engine then sold on as repairable salvage
there is a lot of cars just get written off for flood damage nowadays so could have been that , thats why it got an engine ?
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I was offered a cat d 01 bmw 325i in px for my poous I said NOOOOOOOOOO wouldn't touch one with a barge pole unless it was free to good home and came with an unwanted rabbit
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there is a lot of cars just get written off for flood damage nowadays so could have been that , thats why it got an engine ?
yes could be something as simple as that the previous owner was driving across the humber bridge and acidentally drove off the side

what kind of motor is it and what year??
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yes could be something as simple as that the previous owner was driving across the humber bridge and acidentally drove off the side

what kind of motor is it and what year??
which half? the front or the back
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MG ZR 1.8 160, 2003, 47,000 miles, £1750
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you need to go and see it in the flesh.
i had vcar recorded cars that have been properly repaired and are good buys,however ive seen some terrible cars that have been very poorly repaired.......

you have to take each car on its merit.

i know of an evo 6 that has had 2 front chassis legs fitted-it looks mint and has been properly repaired twice and most people wouldnt be able to tell.

but ive had a cat d mgzr that was silver with all red panels fitted down o/s and only the outer part of the panels had been painted,the a post was full of filler and nothing fitted..........i allowed next to nothing for it in p/x and it went to the auctions.....
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could you not buy a straight one with a good story for that money? if you look in the right places
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Old 29-12-2008, 09:28 PM   #22
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I've got 3 cat d cars atm (2 vectras and a corsa) but nowt bother me
Just means I brought them cheap n get to run about in later motas without paying double the normal askin.
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Old 29-12-2008, 09:31 PM   #23
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i had a rover 75 53 plate that was cat c when i bought it some boy racer decided too rearrange the rear end and the insurence paid out full retail value on it no problems even tho it had been crashed before
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whats the reg?
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Should add i've also got a 2005 cat d 955i speed triple, that cost me half the normal askin
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could you not buy a straight one with a good story for that money? if you look in the right places
Cheapest around down here is £3995

He was willing to do a straight swap for my current car a 51 plate focus saloon, 90,000 miles, 1 month MOT, 1 month tax, no service history
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could you not buy a straight one with a good story for that money? if you look in the right places

i was just thinking the same thingi would never touch a cat car as they are a fucker to sell i know people are saying its ok if its repaired properly but fuck that its has a hard hit etc etc will never be the same up to yourself though and this time of year £1750 can get you a nice car as not alot of people have money at the moment
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its a cat D which is not to bad, but still not worth £1750 really

BUT your focus is worth alot less then that..................
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here you go haggle with the boy
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2003-MG-ZR-1-8...1%7C240%3A1318
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2002-52-MG-ZR-...1%7C240%3A1318
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2002-52-MG-ZR-...1%7C240%3A1318

this looks okexcept the shite back lights
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2002-MG-ZR-1-8...1%7C240%3A1318
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probably not far off to be honest......
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how many cars out there have had a wack but just aint been recorded!i would say at least 50%if not more!A well repaired car will often be in better condition then a clear car
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[quote=swebber23;3836108]Cheapest around down here is £3995

where do you live?

im bringing my cars down to your area.....
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its a cat D which is not to bad, but still not worth £1750 really

BUT your focus is worth alot less then that..................
Yeah thats exactly what i thought plus i could always swap, drive it for a year then break it
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Down in the southwest

I need to get rid of the focus though, what would it be worth? It needs a fair bit of work for MOT. Doubt i would get £1k for it

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You will never have a problem insuring it, it's trying to get a decent price off them should something go wrong that you will have difficulty with.

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When I did the below to my Landy that was a Cat C the insurance company paid out £2000 more than I paid for the car! I've had 2x Cat C's and my TVR is a Cat D and never had any probs with insurance, They're a bargain but just hard to sell on so either crash em or keep em!

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