Great value or massive risk?

Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by tpwuk, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. tpwuk

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    A bargain IMO.

    If I had a sparke 11.5K it would be mine.
     
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    I may be doing the car a dis-service but the quality of the repair looks questionable in those photos.

    Look at panel gaps - the side doors appear not be aligned well, and the rear door doesn't appear to be blended into the rear quarter - unless it's a trick of the light:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Go for it.
     
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    going by the wording of the ad, that car is on the register, probably cat c or d, is it really worth 11.5 k when that is taken into consideration? how much is a mint 53 plate fetching, in this financial climate?
     
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    In estate form, you are looking at a minimum 16k
     
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    Oooooh nice!
     
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    going by the headline of the ad, the car is cat d - "WAS CAT D LIGHT DAMAGED NOW FULLY REPAIR ED" !! :thumb: :) :doh: :D
     
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    Looks like you could get your fist through the gap between the bonnet and n/s headlamp. :eek:

    But as is always the case with these, you would have to inspect the thing carefully and make sure the paperwork passes muster. So - just like any other second-hand car purchase then!
     
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    I know, but ive never had a problem with it.
     
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    16K? wow...
     
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    I have bought a number of CAT D cars over the years, repaired them/had them repaired, and then used them.

    I feel that the biggest issue with purchasing a repaired CAT D vehicle is the sheer scope of damage that the classification can cover. Some vehicles have light panel damage and others are slaughtered - yet both would/could be a CAT D.

    I personally would not buy an expensive repaired CAT D car unless I knew and trusted the repairer and had seen the extent of the damage beforehand.
     

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