john reilly Registered User
#16

drunkmonkey said:
If the bags blew in that car when it got a rap it would of wrote it off I presume. You'd want an engineers report on it.

you presume wrong

gyppo Registered User
#17

All you need to know about Cat D is here:

http://www.mycarcheck.com/help/accidentdamage/

Cat D classes the car as cost of repairing the damage as more than 60% of the value of the car.
Imo, a Cat D claim on a 1/2/3 year old car means walk away. the car has had significant damage.
A Cat D claim on a 10 year old car might only mean something like a new wing.

mickdw Registered User
#18

john reilly said:

no you cant be sure


Yes I can
At a minimum, it would have had to be heavy impact at the wing which resulted in airbag deployment as a replacement wing alone is not going to make an 08 golf a cat d.
If airbag were deployed, the car needs thorough investigation.

#19

The car may have suffered very litle damage but will you be able to sell it again when the time comes?

I recently was interested in a Focus RS which i ran by carchecker as it was cheaper then the petrol to look myself, cat d write off and i "walked away"

You can't be sure how well the car has been repaired and it COULD be a death trap. Spend your money on a sound car, even if itmeans getting one a year or two older.

john reilly Registered User
#20

mickdw said:
Yes I can
At a minimum, it would have had to be heavy impact at the wing which resulted in airbag deployment as a replacement wing alone is not going to make an 08 golf a cat d.
If airbag were deployed, the car needs thorough investigation.

wrong on every account

john reilly Registered User
#21

corktina said:
The car may have suffered very litle damage but will you be able to sell it again when the time comes?

I recently was interested in a Focus RS which i ran by carchecker as it was cheaper then the petrol to look myself, cat d write off and i "walked away"

You can't be sure how well the car has been repaired and it COULD be a death trap. Spend your money on a sound car, even if itmeans getting one a year or two older.

are one that has been damaged and not recorded

mickdw Registered User
#22

mickdw said:
Yes I can
At a minimum, it would have had to be heavy impact at the wing which resulted in airbag deployment as a replacement wing alone is not going to make an 08 golf a cat d.
If airbag were deployed, the car needs thorough investigation.

wrong on every account

Explain then how a simple wing replacement will cause a cat d on an 08 golf? You seem very sure that I'm wrong. What cost would you associate with a wing replacement on this car via insurance?
What value would you put on an 08 golf? Also we don't know when the damage occurred. If it occurred early in its life, the damage would be even more significant to warrant a cat d.

john reilly Registered User
#23

mickdw said:
Explain then how a simple wing replacement will cause a cat d on an 08 golf? You seem very sure that I'm wrong. What cost would you associate with a wing replacement on this car via insurance?
What value would you put on an 08 golf? Also we don't know when the damage occurred. If it occurred early in its life, the damage would be even more significant to warrant a cat d.

the lowest amount of damage is category d. so if the car has a recorded claim no matter how small it would be cat d. have seen cars with no visible damage listed as cat d and c

mickdw Registered User
#24

john reilly said:

the lowest amount of damage is category d. so if the car has a recorded claim no matter how small it would be cat d. have seen cars with no visible damage listed as cat d and c


You came on to this thread and contradicted everyone bluntly telling them they are wrong as if you have great wisdom on this topic. It is now clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. Please go away and educate yourself on the subject before condemning all opinions. Cat d is the lowest level of write off. The cost of damage versus car value that constitutes a cat d was highlighted earlier in this thread. There are many instances of damage to cars that do not result in a cat d or any other category of write off.

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Guy:Incognito Registered User
#25

john reilly said:
the lowest amount of damage is category d. so if the car has a recorded claim no matter how small it would be cat d.


This is one of the few times I'd approved of the use of a Captain Picard facepalm pic.

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john reilly Registered User
#26

mickdw said:
You came on to this thread and contradicted everyone bluntly telling them they are wrong as if you have great wisdom on this topic. It is now clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. Please go away and educate yourself on the subject before condemning all opinions. Cat d is the lowest level of write off. The cost of damage versus car value that constitutes a cat d was highlighted earlier in this thread. There are many instances of damage to cars that do not result in a cat d or any other category of write off.

i have bought more cat d cars than you sat in. if you dont want to know the facts i couldnt care less.

john reilly Registered User
#27

Guy:Incognito said:
This is one of the few times I'd approved of the use of a Captain Picard facepalm pic.

go for it

drunkmonkey Registered User
#28

Here's a CAT D golf just so eveyone has an idea of what it would be classed like in the UK, frontal damage and airbags blown. I'd suspect the car OP is looking at could have been something similar damage wise.

http://www.usedcarsni.com/84866943

or just for balance it could have been cosmetic just like this one http://www.usedcarsni.com/83578280

john reilly Registered User
#29

drunkmonkey said:
Here's a CAT D golf just so eveyone has an idea of what it would be classed like in the UK, frontal damage and airbags blown. I'd suspect the car OP is looking at could have been something similar damage wise.

http://www.usedcarsni.com/84866943

or just for balance it could have been cosmetic just like this one http://www.usedcarsni.com/83578280


it could have been anything from a scratch to a mangle

drunkmonkey Registered User
#30

john reilly said:
it could have been anything from a scratch to a mangle


A,B,C,D

Ends in a mangle doesn't start with a scratch though.

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