Would you buy a previously damaged car?

Found 6th Mar 2010
Just really wondering how many people out there would buy a previously damaged car which has been repaired fully either a cat C or D. Alot of cars on the roads are damaged but not recorded as they havent been claimed on the insurance etc.

So who would???

The reason im asking is because im thinking about it at the moment is there anything to look out for i know the insurance will be slightly higher and if there is an accident in the future you wont be paid out the full amount for the car as it was previously damaged.

Thanx

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Ask for pictures before it was repaired.
Get it inspected.
Enjoy.

as long as its been inspected and ok'd after repair should be ok , and of course depending on the damage ??

problem will be when you come to sell it ...like yourself , there will be many not wanting a damaged/repaired hence limited buyers etc

depends on how badly damaged and how well repaired, However i wouldn't EVER buy one thats been smashed at the front end. Having worked in automotive, there are too many factors at play, which mean the car would not really drive right again.

Also its go to be a BIG saving and a car I would be keeping for a good while.

i did, and havnt had any problems, my insurance didnt go up at all

I wouldn't touch one with a bargepole but then I've never had any interest in gambling. ;-)

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thesaint;8032368

Ask for pictures before it was repaired.Get it inspected.Enjoy.



Just sent a message to ask. Thanx :thumbsup:

mikbish;8032437

as long as its been inspected and ok'd after repair should be ok , and of … as long as its been inspected and ok'd after repair should be ok , and of course depending on the damage ??problem will be when you come to sell it ...like yourself , there will be many not wanting a damaged/repaired hence limited buyers etc



Aslong as it been repaired properly and everything is fine with it i dont really mind that it been damaged to be honest.

bargain surfer;8032440

depends on how badly damaged and how well repaired, However i wouldn't … depends on how badly damaged and how well repaired, However i wouldn't EVER buy one thats been smashed at the front end. Having worked in automotive, there are too many factors at play, which mean the car would not really drive right again.Also its go to be a BIG saving and a car I would be keeping for a good while.



Well i have been told its a cat c which is quite bad damaged from what i know about the cat system. In the advert it says only the bonnet was damaged but if that was the case it should only be cat d light damage.

The car is a 2004 bmw 318d from what i have seen i think i would be saving roughly £1,000.

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zedf;8032523

The car is a 2004 bmw 318d from what i have seen i think i would be … The car is a 2004 bmw 318d from what i have seen i think i would be saving roughly £1,000.



All that for a grand?

You could probably haggle a grand off a straight one

CAT C or D cars are only really worth half their market value...based on an average vehicle.

Thats the formula I stick too when buying these cars.

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I had such a car a few years back, it was never right, doors didnt shut quite right, thing on the front end, grill, lights never fitted right, and were a pain when they had to be moved

lots of bad welding underneath, shoddy underbody painting meant it went rusty faster

never bought such a car again

you can get an undamaged car for the same money if you buy privately, but spend some money on a full aa/rac inspection

Never buy a Cat C, the damag will have been too severe.

Cat D's are ok, but as above, only if repaired correctly. They are only worth 60% of market value though.

I wouldnt touch it for a grand saving though, the bloke is having a laugh !!
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