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    V car?

    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?

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    I think V car means it's rather been written-off or it's been damaged and repaired.

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    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

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    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

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