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2011/04/02 10:48:20 (permalink)
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Buying a Cat D write off

Has anyone bought one?
 
I want to get rid of the wifes car as it's cack, iv'e seen some nice 4x4 with "cosmetic" repairs that look ok. I'll be buying it to run into the ground anyway so not too fussed about re-sell value, i have 10k to spend.
 
Thoughts?

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    LMC
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 11:06:12 (permalink)
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    Providing the insurance costs aren't astronomical what with it being Cat D, you should be absolutely fine
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    shworth
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 11:39:53 (permalink)
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    LMC

    Providing the insurance costs aren't astronomical what with it being Cat D, you should be absolutely fine

     
    as long as you don't have to claim on the insurance for anything.

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    Papa Lazarou
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 13:07:18 (permalink)
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    A lot of insurers (esp cheaper ones and those run by Axa) will not insure write off's.  I found that out last year when the misses had a shunt.
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 13:16:38 (permalink)
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    ive had a few cat d cars, and never had a problem insuring them, though it was a few years ago, so many things have changed.
     
    cant see why it would be such a problem though, as its the insurance comapanies themselfs that cetegorise them as repairable or not!
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    Papa Lazarou
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 13:19:08 (permalink)
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    See - http://www.swiftcover.com/carinsurance/facts/ and look for and read after... We do not insure certain types of vehicle
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    johnny bravo
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 13:19:23 (permalink)
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    same experience as Daz, had a few , never a prob insuring etc.
    although a few years ago so may have changed, wouldnt of thought so though.

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    bolder
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 14:31:32 (permalink)
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    my current 1 is cat d, no probs
     

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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 18:13:50 (permalink)
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    I've got a cat d. Never had an issue. Mine is a stolen recovered, was found after the insurer had paid out for a loss. So my car had nothing wrong with it. Can get some bargains though. Thinking of getting an a5 or 330d coupe n should save 5k easy.

    In terms of insurance, never had an issue. My parents had a merc that got nicked was cat d. Insurer paid up same as a normal motor I think.w
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 22:13:13 (permalink)
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    What blade said is spot on imo - some of the cat d's are perfect afaik stolen with the keys etc.
     
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/02 23:55:50 (permalink)
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    Papa Lazarou

    See - http://www.swiftcover.com/carinsurance/facts/ and look for and read after... We do not insure certain types of vehicle

    read further down the page - we do not insure people who work in certain occupations...    'doormen'
     
    wtf?


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    spencerslide
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    Re:Buying a Cat D write off 2011/04/03 10:40:22 (permalink)
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    Cheers chaps - i think i'm going to start having a look, some have full HPI and RAC checks too,  i assume this is a good thing?

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