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2007/06/11 15:40:29 (permalink)

Cat D cars

Would you buy a cat d car? Is it the case that some can have zero damage but were stolen/recovered etc. and even stolen with the keys? The insurance paid out before the car was recovered etc?

I know they will always be cat d in the uk but were one to take it out of the UK would the cat classification be the same?

A friend is looking at 2nd hand x5's and before import duty can not really spend anymore than 20k on the car, I suggested cat d's might be worth a look but do not want to give him a bum steer so to speak!
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    fiesta_bhoy
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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 15:44:42 (permalink)
    cat d's are fine mate, grab yourself a bargin, though you obv will hav a bit more trouble selling it on,
    cat d's can yeah, sometimes have VERY little damage to them, just make sure the repair is good.
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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 15:59:03 (permalink)
    Good buys/can be if repaired properly but only if your mate is planning on keeping it for a while. You may save a lot of cash but they are harder to sell unless it cheap, you only save on the intial cost of the vehicle. It will still depreciate and also be harder to sell.

    I heard of an 04 plate m3 last week that went for £15k. That was cat d and had a dodgy history, £10k cheaper though... I considered it myself but decided not to get involved.

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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 17:32:45 (permalink)
    If buying for yourself to use and keep, I would avoid like the plague - especially higher end vehicles...

    Even if your buying just to sell on - shifting a Cat D is hard
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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 21:18:57 (permalink)
    I bought a cat C, the repair job was spot on and I have never regretted getting the car. I would buy one again, of course if only the repair work is sound.

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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 21:45:43 (permalink)
    Cheers for the feedback lads!

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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 22:14:13 (permalink)
    got 2 , saved a fortune

    if your keeping, then would recommend
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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 22:28:31 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: The Guvnor

    Would you buy a cat d car?


    I'm fussy about cars, so if one that really fitted my bill came up, I would thoroughly check it out and possibly buy, - if it was cheap enough though - this is key, - as the prospect of selling it after would seriously put me off.


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    RE: Cat D cars 2007/06/11 22:47:34 (permalink)
    Cat D's are fine, go get ya self a bargin buddy.
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