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CAT D ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MadMossy, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. MadMossy

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    Is it possible to check if a car has been registered CAT D without paying a fee ?

    Reason I ask is someone I sort of know is selling their car that I know was CAT D but they didnt mention it in their advert, and they priced the car very high considering.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    No.
     
  3. DiG

    Wise Guy

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    If you know its CAT D, why do you need to get a check?
     
  4. Luke

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    What is your motive? To contact the site listing it? Or nosiness?
     
  5. Adam

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    It's the buyers responsibility to conduct a proper search of the car's history. They are opening themselves for a ball fall if they don't. Why are you so concerned? The person doesn't have to specify it's a CAT D in the advert but it may put people off if they do check the car and the owner has mentioned it to them.
     
  6. MadMossy

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    Just curious really, yes its the buyers responsibility in the end.

    Just wanted to see if it does show up as CAT D
     
  7. markweatherill

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    More important is whether it has been repaired properly.
    Post a picture so we can see if the wheel alignment is OK and the chassis is straight.
     
  8. Relentless81

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    I lol'd :D
     
  9. MadMossy

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    It should of been repaired properly, thats his job!
     
  10. Relentless81

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    Once a cars been damaged it will never react to an accident the same way as it did from the factory again.

    The seller of this possible CATD has done nothing wrong, if you buy a car without inspecting it properly then thats your problem
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    This is, of course, complete rubbish. If a car has been repaired properly by people who know what they are doing using new parts produced by the vehicle manufacturer, there is no reason why it wont be every bit as good as it was before. Infact its usually better, as much of the car ends up being newer.
     
  12. Relentless81

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    Totally disagree with that but my post should say "chasis" obviously panels dont count
     
  13. K.C. Leblanc

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    Also the Category system isn't perfect, there are many Cat D & C that can be returned to the road. Or in some cases they don't even really need mending.

    EDIT: [​IMG]

    That's a Cat C write off.

    EDITEDIT: I suspect even before the dent, if I'd have taken it to a car wash it would have been declared a Cat D write off, or possibly a bio hazard.
     
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2010
  14. [TW]Fox

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    Cars with major chassis damage are not normally only classified a Cat D.
     
  15. Relentless81

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    True, i'm mostly speaking from personal opinion too, I really wouldnt touch any CAT reg car
     
  16. Dogbreath

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    FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

    It's HAVE!


    And breath...
     
  17. mjt

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    breathe*

    ;)

     
  18. K.C. Leblanc

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    It's just going through at the moment.