cgc5483 Registered User
#1

Looking for a couple of names of scrap yards in Dublin which would give you money for a crashed car and if so an idea of how much to expect. It's a 98 Ford Ka so might not be worth anything. Engine is running well but is a write-off from insurance point of view as passenger side is all damaged and estimated at €2500 to repair (front wing and door and back). All head lights are fine and has a couple of virtually new parts (idle control valve; air flow meter) which literally went on a few days before crash.

Dartz Registered User
#2

You could try and dismantle it yourself and sell it out on ebay. The engine would be worth something, to somebody. Headlights, undamaged suspension parts.

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#3

There's no value in it, scrap yards wouldn't pay. You're better off putting it in buy and sell for a few quid or whatever.

Here's an example of one with low mileage for less than 1k http://www.carzone.ie/search/Ford/KA/1.2-Coll/200905191645649/advert - a written off car is worth nothing when a whole car is this cheap.

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draycottgirlz Registered User
#4

if insurance gave you money for it, they own it

#5

draycottgirlz said:
if insurance gave you money for it, they own it

They'll most likely have deducted the highest scrap offer their assessor received from the payout. The insured party will own the car again and will be told to contact whomever made the scrap offer directly to get the money.

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cgc5483 Registered User
#6

draycottgirlz said:
if insurance gave you money for it, they own it


Not always true. We get to keep it in this case (they are substracting a very small amount from settlement).

biggus Registered User
#7

put a secondhand door and wing on it you'll get them for 50 or 60 euro and bolt on.

post up a pic

cgc5483 Registered User
#8

biggus said:
put a secondhand door and wing on it you'll get them for 50 or 60 euro and bolt on.

post up a pic


Quality is not great as from phone.

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Top Dog Registered User
#9

cgc5483 said:
Quality is not great as from phone.

Is that all the damage?

If so, I'd say you'd be as well off going to a scrapyard - not to get rid of what you have, but to get a new wing, bumper corner and passenger door. That looks like a very easy fix.

#10

Generally about 2/3 of an estimate will be labour, so if you do it yourself you'd come out with a well running car assuming no underlying damage.

OldmanMondeo Registered User
#11

cgc5483 said:
Quality is not great as from phone.


As top Dog says, you should be able to get the parts in a scrap yard and have fitted easily enough. As it is an old car, get a "budget" paint job done on it. You could either sell it on cheaply and maybe make a few quid* or hold on to it.

* depending on what the insurance gave you.

cgc5483 Registered User
#12

OldmanMondeo said:
As top Dog says, you should be able to get the parts in a scrap yard and have fitted easily enough. As it is an old car, get a "budget" paint job done on it. You could either sell it on cheaply and maybe make a few quid* or hold on to it.

* depending on what the insurance gave you.


Yeah that could be a runner. The repair quote came from own of Quinn's own approved assesors. I'm no mechanic so any ideas of ball park figure for repair with parts from scrap yard.

BlackWizard Registered User
#13

NCT might be an issue if the wheel itself was hit badly.

cgc5483 Registered User
#14

BlackWizard said:
NCT might be an issue if the wheel itself was hit badly.


It has 18 months left so not worried there.

Top Dog Registered User
#15

Repair costs probably consisted of brand new Ford wing, door and entire front bumper. Along with main dealer painting and labour prices.

Only one thing about fixing it yourself, if you do you'll have to get an engineers report to confirm that its sound. Otherwise it will remain on the system as a written-off car

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