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i have seen a focus st3 in orange cat c front end damage medium. 70k on clock what should i be paying. I have never bought a damaged car before and wondering what i should be paying
 

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Depends what parts need replacing, but Cat C you're looking at around 40% of market value. Think someone just bought a Cat D from Co-Part for around 3k? Wouldn't pay anymore than that if it was me.

I'd much prefer a clean car that you knew the history of, no nasty surprises further down the line.
 

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We're is the car are you able to view it

Generally cat c is no worse than cat d all depends we're really to be fair

Best thing to do is view it better to get a car that isn't stripped any pics

Front end on a focus is nothing there weak as. It will all be visual like bonet head lights unless its had a hard one pics will help
 

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Ya but a vic check is nothing to be bothered about they check the vin plate to make sure it hasnet been rung with another car than they send you your log book
 

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I thought a Vic check measured chassis/body geometry?
Na it's vehicle identerty check insurance have to have a certain amount as cat c for the dvla to check they check the vin number than that's it take 5 minuets but costs £45 to line dvla pockets

And that's it really
 

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I thought a Vic check measured chassis/body geometry?
Nothing like that unfortunately, would be good as the repair of some written off motors I've seen leaves a lot to be desired! What's even worse is some of the newer more expensive motors that have taken a good smack but were never written off!
 

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My golf got cat c and I took to damage was just body work :/ it silly what they cat c some stuff
It completely depends on the value of the car, a £500 snotter would be Cat C with not too much damage, a £25,000 motor would need a bit more than a couple of panels replacing to warrant the same category.
 

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It completely depends on the value of the car, a £500 snotter would be Cat C with not too much damage, a £25,000 motor would need a bit more than a couple of panels replacing to warrant the same category.
It used to be like that but it's not like that any more you do get the odd ones but the hardest ones can be cat d because of the value of the motor

It all depends on the assessor if he thinks it should be cat c or d but some of them dnt no there elbo from there bum
 

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It used to be like that but it's not like that any more you do get the odd ones but the hardest ones can be cat d because of the value of the motor

It all depends on the assessor if he thinks it should be cat c or d but some of them dnt no there elbo from there bum
It hasn't changed at all.

Category A Insurance Write Off - the vehicle must scrapped and no parts or components can be sold other than for scrap. Amounts vary but Category A Insurance Write Off vehicles can be very valuable. Consider some of the online companies that will buy you car 'what ever the condition.' If the insurance company are prepared to give you a settlement figure and the car wreckage then make sure you shop around the various websites for the best offers.
If all else fails try your local scrap metal dealer, they will often pay good money for scrap cars or unrepairable vehicles. Visit our Scrap Cars page for more

Category B Insurance Write Off - the vehicle must not be used again but non- structural and roadworthy parts and components may be recovered for use in other vehicles. Care must be taken to ensure that they are not critical components with important safety functions. Again there are several online companies who will offer significant amounts of money for Category B Insurance Write Off vehicles.

Category C Insurance Write Off - the vehicle is repairable but the parts and labour would exceed the value of the car. This is a tricky situation as there are plenty of amateur and professional mechanics who could use second hand parts to repair these vehicles at much lower prices than the list costs for parts and labour. Discuss this with your insurance company if you want to keep the car rather than have it written off.
Category D Insurance Write Off - the vehicle is economically repairable but other factors are involved that cause the insurer to declare the vehicle a write off. Perhaps the replacement car hire is too costly or it will take too long for a specialist part to be delivered. Again, discuss this with your insurance company if you want to keep the car.
 

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That's wat that says think of them as guide line a assessor doesn't have to follow them or use them in the real word

I've seen new motors that should be breakers be cat d I've seen burnt vehicle be catagory x which should be cat b for breaking
 
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