Just seen an add for a vectra on the Auto trader... the ad says:
2000 VAUXHALL Vectra 2.5 V6 SRi
W reg. Saloon, Blue, MOT-09-2007, AC, Alloys, immob, OBC, EM, EW, F/Fogs, Front armrest, Head restraints, PAS, RCL, Rear headrests, Sports seats, Traction control. On V car hence price, Digbeth Motors. £1,000
My question is... what does it mean when it says 'on V car'
Is it a type of insurance catagory?
I think V car means it's rather been written-off or it's been damaged and repaired.
Think i've found the answer... if the vehicle is on the V-Car register either don't touch it or pay no more than half what you would if it wasn't on the register
but I always though that insurance categories were A, B, C, D and X
V-Car stands for Vehicle Condition Alert Register and it means the car has been an insurance write-off at some point during it's life.
This could through an accident, theft and recovery or flooding.
There are four categories.
Category A (Worst) : Example: a burnt out shell, CANNOT be put back on the road.
Category B : Example: Very bad accident damage, car CANNOT be put back on the road but parts can be re-used.
Category C : Example : Severe accident damage, car CAN be out back on the road.
Category D : Example : Theft Recovery/Flooding/minor/moderate accident damage, car CAN be put back on the road.
Depending on what category the car is in the price is usually a third less than the book price for a striaght car.
Some bargains can be had, but you will struggle to sell on. As per usual due to media hype people run a mile from any V-Car listed car.
IF the car is repaired professionally then they can be as good as new
Basically u need to find out what category it is under: A-D and base ur assumption on this