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    Is it worth repairing this?

    Hi

    Just joined the droves of Astra owners about 3 weeks ago and what happens? Some old git pulls out of a minor road crossing 2 lanes of traffic without looking!!

    Anyhow its been written off as a CAT C and I'm wondering whether or not its worth buying back....Write-off Value £2225.....Scrap Value £200

    Opinions Anyone?...help?


    DAMAGE
    New parts Required: Front Bumper Complete, Front bumper Spoiler, Grille, Bonnet/Hood, Bonnet/Hood Lock, Front Panel Assembly, Front Lower Crossmember Bar, Radiator & Anti-Freeze
    Repairable Parts: RHF Chassis Assembly, Mount on Measuring Jig and Pulling
    Remove & Refit Parts: Radiator Cooling Fan & Motor Assembly
    Blend Only Parts: RHF Wing & LHF Wing
















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    I would have it repaired any day,
    That damage isn't too bad.
    even your headlight looks ok,
    is the £200 for the car been offered by the insurance company?
    if it is, then you can't loose out
    even if you broke the car, you will make a mint

    Ive got two bonnets but one is black the other centinary blue

    If you decide on breaking i will take your headlights please

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    Defo get it repaired m8. If I were u I would also have a sore neck/ back
    PM Me if interested in any parts

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    Just looks like bumper, bonnet and front bumper support bar. All of which you can get cheaply from a breakers, Ebay, Gumtree or on here. (Factor in cost of respraying if you can't find a colour match)

    Unless there is hidden damage, I'd get it repaired.

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    Yeh as i have previously said, along with the majority of members so far,

    But there is one thing to concider, and that is repair it for youself that is fine,
    but repair it and sell on, you have lost the value of the car, because now it has been categorised on the reg docs v5 as cat c,
    and is obviously going to put buyers off.
    I have recently repaired a car, in similar circumstances, and should have been cat d but was cat c documented
    This car is superb now, and bottom book price is £4500. i can only ask about £3000
    Hope iv'e helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie7 View Post
    Defo get it repaired m8. If I were u I would also have a sore neck/ back
    Ditto to the above lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula View Post
    I would have it repaired any day,
    That damage isn't too bad.
    even your headlight looks ok,
    is the £200 for the car been offered by the insurance company?
    if it is, then you can't loose out
    even if you broke the car, you will make a mint

    Ive got two bonnets but one is black the other centinary blue

    If you decide on breaking i will take your headlights please
    LOL u know what the most heart breaking thing is? I fitted those lights 2 days earlier, with a full HID kit....The right hand one is buggered....dunno bout the left

    Ive drawn up roughly how much it'll cost....have i missed anything?



    ....I could just be quids in here

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    headlights you can get cheaper than that and same with HID kit too so ur saving money rifght away
    The coupe...ITS ALIVE & back from the dead....again!
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    I would def buy it back and repair it. one way or another you will make some good money out of it.

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    Wow !

    Why dont you, have a friend or yourself to repair it,

    my cost cuts would be in ::
    Labour ?
    Bonnet a good second hand one around £40- £60 £200 is outrageous
    Bumper i have 2 one is for free, the other a sawt after irmy one
    Headlights are for around £60 a pair tinted
    I have got a new rad fan for £40 others second hand for around £20

    I know you need a vic check
    But whats with the engineers report, (money for old rope i think????)

    I am not talking about a bodged job,
    Because your car in the right hands can be back on the road for around £300 to £400 tops
    and look as good as new

    I have not tacken into account of towing fees, an oter have top pay expenses


    Kind wishes

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