Don't think I posted this at the time but last December I went to look at A C2 for my Daughter - car was very tidy, 04 Plate, 40K miles, Black with a funky orange interior - £2.4K. Some minor scratching to interior door handles, no obvious signs of paint - although I did spot a bit on damaged lacquer on the front bumper where it met the wing (but bumper was original). Bit of haggling as it only had one key, no real history, I inspected log book, previous MOTs and a deal was agreed and a small deposit left. Car was at his home - but the guy was obviously a small trader as he had a row of simialrly aged small cars on autotrader and properly filed documentation inside the house. Did a "mycarcheck" (never used them before) when I got home and found it was a Cat-D (I had commented on one brand new wheel trim which the chap said he'd replaced a buckled wheel - but no other clues, although the single key and no history should have raised questions in my mind earlier). Spotted this in the local paper last night. This is Bristol | Dealer sold cars damaged in accidents without telling customers Interestingly he had already been warned by trading standards at the time about not declaring Cat-Ds to buyers - might explain why he didn't object to returning my deposit when I pulled out as he didn't want to risk me me making a fuss. I suspect write off was front suspension damage and perhaps the wing - nothing much else - Citreon don't spray the inside of the engine bay/inner wings so any non-originallity there would have been easier to spot as it was all in a light "primer" + overspray and looked consistent from side to side etc). It was still one of the best cars we looked at and a shame to walk away from - could have been a good deal - but the risk of alignment/tracking issues etc was too great. Interestingly I note there is no suggestion in the article that vehicles were poorly repaired or dangerous (but as they were all around the £2K mark the damage would have been light) - just seems to be the not informing the customer issue. Have bought 3 cars since (2 from small traders, 1 private) for me, SWMBO and daughter and all were mycarcheck'd before viewing - daughters had a red mark becuase of recent a personal plate transfer - helpful as it gave as a hint of how long the car had been on the market.