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Tinman



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Repaired cars

Hi What is the general opinion about buying a repaired car either cat `N` or `S`if they are repaired by a reputable repairer?

I do know that cat N or S will stay with the car when selling on but you got it cheap to start with?

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andygts



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CAT N wouldn't really bother me as long as the price reflected it's status.

CAT S I would want to see pre repaired pictures to see exactly what was damaged and make my mind up from that as well as it being heavily discounted. Current
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Tinman



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That would be my thoughts,

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Highroller



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Personally I wouldn't touch either, You'll be surprised how much suspension / steering damage you can get on a CAT N.

I would have to see all the photos of the damage prior to repair & throughout the repair process. Then give it a really good inspection.

Bear in mind that they will be repairing this as cheap as possible to make a profit!. Whistle

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dingg1



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I've had 5 accident damaged repaired over the years, from tvrs to the current 4.2 sc which I repaired myself, never had a problem with any of them tbh, but the current one is a bit of a 'triggers broom' now Laughing but had it since 2013.

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Tinman



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Hi, Dingg1 The TVR? what category was it when you bought it?

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dingg1



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Cat c chimaera 4.6, written off at 18 months old, I bought it when it was 4 y o, sold it a few years later.
No chassis damage, guess it was just fibreglass repairs.

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RiverBlanche



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Hi,

I have had 2 "insurance" cars in the past 1 very distant past that I bought, a citreon visa Cool it was wrote off due to needing a new rear hatch, that was it but back then a new one was more than the car was worth, it got a s/h one fitted before I bought it

the 2nd I "Did" Embarassed Censored it needed a mirror and a side window to get it back on the road but was wrote off as really needed a full respray, I did not mind and bought it back as salvage. it never got painted.

A FFRR could be worth £5000 or £50,000 depending how old it is when the incident happens so makes a BIG difference to when it becomes Un-economical to repair by the insurance company so worth finding out WHEN in its life it got the Cat N or S
the car only makes up part of the costs looked at as well add in, car hire, recovery, storage and if it going over about 60% ish? of the cars value is no longer economical as they will recover some cost back as the salvage as well.

It is cheaper (better value Question ) yes but its also worth less when you come to sell it as well

If you go in with eyes open Thumbs Up

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Tinman



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Thanks for the replies Thumbs Up

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SamThomas



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Beware of anything that has been "exported" then "re-imnported".

It used to be (at least it was pre-Brexit) for "people from East of Calais" to buy insurance write-offs in the UK, export them via DVLA, trailer them to a workshop for repair, return them to the UK & re-register them with an age related index number & in the process lose any category rating.

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dingg1



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The above doesn't happen Cool

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