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Preferably wanting a ford fiesta, the 2002 model onwards! Seen some for around £2000 on autotrader, but is that the best place to look? Any tips on where to look in west yorkshire? Also found two b… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Preferably wanting a ford fiesta, the 2002 model onwards!
Seen some for around £2000 on autotrader, but is that the best place to look?
Any tips on where to look in west yorkshire?
Also found two but one says CAT D repair, and the other says 'Excellent runner but could do with trackin and bushes on the front hence the price '
What do those two things mean :p
Thanks
Jack
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
kirkstall rd, leeds quite a few second hand dealer down there

autotrader,motors, exchange mart., trovit..heaps of other sites

trovit bings up quite a few on diff sites, play around with it on the left

http://cars.trovit.co.uk/used-cars/ford-fiesta-2003-hatchback#filters/price.200-2000/
#2
casparwhite
kirkstall rd, leeds quite a few second hand dealer down there

autotrader,motors, exchange mart., trovit..heaps of other sites

trovit bings up quite a few on diff sites, play around with it on the left

http://cars.trovit.co.uk/used-cars/ford-fiesta-2003-hatchback#filters/price.200-2000/


Okay cheers :thumbsup:
#3
Cat D means it's been a repairable insurance write-off at some time but repair costs exceeded value of car. Most likely it's been repaired on the cheap. I wouldn't touch a Cat D with a bargepole! They're virtually unsaleable and usually fetch about half normal retail price.

Tracking and bushes on front means it's probably taken a few hard knocks! Avoid unless you want more problems. :roll:
#4
give me the reg and ill keep and eye out for it. What colour is the car btw?
#5
tony_s1
Cat D means it's been a repairable insurance write-off at some time but repair costs exceeded value of car. Most likely it's been repaired on the cheap. I wouldn't touch a Cat D with a bargepole! They're virtually unsaleable and usually fetch about half normal retail price.

Tracking and bushes on front means it's probably taken a few hard knocks! Avoid unless you want more problems. :roll:


CAT D's do not go for half the price of a 'normal' car. Although argueable it is a tad cheaper. Cat d's could be anything from a small dent in a door to water on the carpets. Being fixed on the cheap doesnt mean its had a bad job. Half the garages that are 'cheap' Tend to do a very good job.

I would be MORE drawn to a CAT D than pay more and get the same car. After all its not ILEGAL or UNROADWORTHY to drive a cat d. If a damaged car needs a vic test and it passes, it means its roadworthy and the work done to the car is to high standard.
#6
J4GG4
CAT D's do not go for half the price of a 'normal' car. Although argueable it is a tad cheaper. Cat d's could be anything from a small dent in a door to water on the carpets. Being fixed on the cheap doesnt mean its had a bad job. Half the garages that are 'cheap' Tend to do a very good job.

I would be MORE drawn to a CAT D than pay more and get the same car. After all its not ILEGAL or UNROADWORTHY to drive a cat d. If a damaged car needs a vic test and it passes, it means its roadworthy and the work done to the car is to high standard.


Also cat D doesn't mean...

repair costs exceeded value of car


That's cat C. D is within cost but the insurer couldn't be arsed to get it fixed. Can we all say together 'throwaway society'......

Edit:

Btw...

Excellent runner but could do with trackin and bushes on the front hence the price


Sounds like it just needs a new pair of wishbones. Very cheap to replace as they're pretty much considered a 'service item' on fords :)
#7
J4GG4


I would be MORE drawn to a CAT D than pay more and get the same car. After all its not ILEGAL or UNROADWORTHY to drive a cat d. If a damaged car needs a vic test and it passes, it means its roadworthy and the work done to the car is to high standard.


I do know what you mean as a lot of cars have had bodywork in some shape or form.

If you have someone to look at it who can judge the quality of the repair, cat d may not really be an issue, especially if it's a fair bit cheaper, well repaired and you plan on keeping it for a good while.

Also a VIC check simply means the car has not been 'rung' and has the correct identity, it has no baring on the quality of the repair or roadworthyness of the vehicle. And it's cat c's that need a vic check, cat d's dont :thumbsup:
#8
I'd agree that the wishbones are not a major issue, although if someone is aware they have needed replacing and just carried on driving it I would wonder what else has not been maintained correctly?
#9
jtx
I'd agree that the wishbones are not a major issue, although if someone is aware they have needed replacing and just carried on driving it I would wonder what else has not been maintained correctly?


Exactly. And if it's a cheap and quick repair why wouldn't the seller get it done and then ask more for the car?

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