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Post by MickB3 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:13 am

ali-bumble wrote:
Alpina Jim wrote:£50k for a possible cat D, how does that compare price wise with one without this history?
No "possible" about it.
It is definitely a Cat D

It states "HPI Clear"?
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Post by ali » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:31 am

MickB3 wrote:
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Alpina Jim wrote:£50k for a possible cat D, how does that compare price wise with one without this history?
No "possible" about it.
It is definitely a Cat D

It states "HPI Clear"?
There are 3 pages discussing the accident in which Macs car got written off This is page 4 of that thread !!!!

Have a look below the £49,999 price tag on the auto trader link and it states cat D
By law dealers selling cars have to state if it has a "history" or not
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Post by MickB3 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:55 am

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There are 3 pages discussing the accident in which Macs car got written off This is page 4 of that thread !!!!
Really! I had missed that :lol: :lol:

That is a sneaky positioning of the CAT D admission. I really had missed that. Cheers 8)
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Post by mac » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:24 am

I would like to point out that I could have had the car repaired and it would not have been categorized as far as the insurance was concerned!
Part of the reasoning for taking the money and having it written off was that if I p/ex'd it I would have had to say it had been bumped if asked the question by the buyer, because I was the only owner I would know.
It will be on record somewhere that the extent of the damage and the cost....then the buyer would obviously come back to me with a silly offer!
Did not want to take the risk.
I could have 'lied' but then taken a bigger risk of it bouncing back to me at a later date and having to pay compensation for an over priced car!

Of course there were other reasons to be factored in....like the car being three different shades of Alpine White down on the passenger side when delivered, the score in the leather on the passenger seat squab, stripes peeling off and having to be replaced, letter 'i' loose and eventually falling off, over spray on the front n/s wing, a scratch on the mirror housing!
All of this on a £63k car!
Took the shine off the whole experience.....much of the faults were corrected but not all.....Matt tried to get me back into another one but after spending so much personal money on this one I decided not to.
This was the reason I never ended up putting a review on the register as I had promised.....maybe I should have done so!
We all think we are buying something special, and in a way we are but we are still dealing with a dealer whose main concern is about profit, why else would they do it.
Before you jump on and say I should have rejected the car....I had waited the best part of eight months for it. The three colours down the side did not come to light until three months or so after delivery on a bright but cloudy day.
In a way it is similar to Paul and his D3 with the wrong colour dash...still took it although it was not what he ordered....but he wanted the car, and the fact he had paid so much for his travel plans etc. I'm not saying he should not have taken it, he had waited and did not want to be disappointed....but still not right.
Sorry but I have hijacked the thread, well still talking about the same car so maybe not so hijacked!

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Post by ali » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:48 pm

MickB3 wrote:
That is a sneaky positioning of the CAT D admission. I really had missed that. Cheers 8)
It isn't very obvious is it.
Also now if you buy a cat d or c vehicle it has it written on the front page of the V5 document too
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Post by John_C » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:32 pm

The dealer is taking the mickey, it's obviously not HPI clear.

The "Cat D" is added automatically by Auto Trader based on the registration number put in when the car is listed. It's a lookup to.... the database used by HPI.

"When a seller advertises a vehicle on our website, we use the details sourced from Motor Insurance Anti Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR), operated by Insurance Database Services Ltd, to check whether the vehicle is recorded as having been written off."
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Post by simon13 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:04 pm

Cat C stays on the log book forever iirc along with the the year it happened. Cat D however isn't
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Post by nkotecha » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:25 pm

that is expensive. Nottingham had a 2014 one for 47k with less mileade. I put a silly offer in to see if i can get bargain for it.

Its worth 35 to 40k i reckon

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Post by WINNE1 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:46 pm

All this talk about cars being written off here is some photos of my sons from this week !

Before you say it he is OK the car a ford fiesta did it's job well !

Also on the plus side he now has experience of what ice is like !
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Post by Bebs » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:06 pm

Good to hear he's ok Winne. A hard earned lesson I suspect.
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Post by nkotecha » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:54 am

I just found a great car on Auto Trader:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... 2282761352

Back up for sale again. What was the reg of it?

I can't believe the price. Sytner have one for 4K more and it's 2 years newer.

Some dealers work on stupid margins. There was a b3 that finished on the auction at 18k and is selling retail for 25k. Sytner where retailing the car at 21k. There is a similar car on autotrader for 18k already.

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Post by mac » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:45 am

I reckon someone has had their fingers burnt!

It was originally up for sale at £50k......now I don't think the mileage has increased by much, it has gained coloured mirror caps, different grill and an expensive set of larger wheels and tyres.......then factor in it has dropped £10k in value!

It required £30k of repairs.....ok at main dealer ratess that is....but even if it was repaired at a back street workshop it would still work out costly if you include man hours + parts.

Can only see the price dropping more if it remains unsold.

Glad I decided not to keep it.
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Post by mac » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:34 pm

Hi all,

STILL for sale!
http://www.amcmotorcoltd.co.uk/used-car ... 6206604499

With a further price drop to just below £37k

Originally up for £50k
Mini 1000 - Escort 1100 Estate - Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Escort Harrier 1.6 (wish I still had) - Escort Xr3 - Escort Ghia - Orion Ghia Inj.- Golf GTI - Astra GTE 16v.- Cavalier 4 x 4 - Sierra 2.9 4 x 4 - Discovery 200 TDI - Discovery 300 TDI Auto - Forester Turbo - Audi Avant 4.2 (manual) - Avant 4.2 (TipTronic) - D3 Touring (manual) D3 Bi-Turbo Switchtronic (Sold). Alpina Marmite Car (Arrived at last...8 months wait)....Lovely car but now Written Off!

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Post by WINNE1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Still for sale OMG and I don't like black wheels.
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Post by mac » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi,

Gone back up in value!

£3k on last advertised price.

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... 63/6888438
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