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    would you touch a CatD registered car?

    As above?

    Reasons for and against please

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    CAT ‘D’
    A vehicle that has been written-off by the insurers, for various possible reasons, even though its physical repair costs are less than the vehicle’s actual value.

    Well, depending on what the damage was, yes....

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    Yes if I could see pictures of why it was cat d.

    Being on the register would make it cheaper too.

    My white Golf was Cat D due to having the roof slashed and all pannels kicked in making it to expensive for the insurer to repair but repairable using pattern parts and not a dealer to spray it.

    Then ment I had a leak free mint Golf convertable for less than book price

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    Depends on the car and certainly on the price - but I wouldn't rule it out if I knew people who I trusted to repair it to a high standard (for a price that makes it worthwhile)
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    certainly means a cheaper car yes....going to hpi it now...

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    My old astra was a cat D ( have posted a pic somewere ).. Guy at the garage said it would have been fine once repaired but the cost was high...
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    I wouldnt touch one with a barge pole - My friend had a one litre corsa which was cat d after he hit a tree, he actually went away and fixed it himself and proceeded to crash it again, it crumpled like a tin can and was very scary!
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    catD cars are fine all down to the damage on them some are easy to fix

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    offside front corner im told.
    Repaired by a bodyshop. I will HPi anyway to see what shows.
    Seller is willing to listen to serious offers too.

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    Once a cat d always a cat d - it limits your resale in the future, so if it a car you are keeping long term and high miles its a good investment and saving, otherwise you can run in to problems come time to sell it. A better route is to buy a cat d and have it fixed and document and photograph throughout - providing clear evidence of state of repairs and road worthyness to future buyers when it comes to sell.
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