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Cat s/n car

  • 15-02-2020 11:54am
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    Registered Users Posts: 38 AnthonyGrady


    Should I import a repaired cat s/n car from the UK because there so much cheaper?


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,315 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    Forget the cat, do you know what happened to the car and can anyone check those issues out for you? If the answer to either is no, dont bother just becuase it's "cheaper."


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,139 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    You could have trouble insuring it here if it shows up on their system. It will also show up as a write off on any car history check that a future buyer checks. It would want to be very cheap to put up with that potential hassle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 AnthonyGrady


    bazz26 wrote: »
    You could have trouble insuring it here if it shows up on their system. It will also show up as a write off on any car history check that a future buyer checks. It would want to be very cheap to put up with that potential hassle.

    Would it be possible to insure it here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,139 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    You would need to ring around and find out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ Tiger72


    From once there is an Engineers report done on it that it is road worthy it should be fine .My last car was CAT D , it had got side swiped with very minimal damage but the seat airbag went in it , drove it home from the UK and while i was repairing it i got a very reputable Engineer to do the report with pictures before and after it was repaired . When i sold it late last year the guy that bought it when he went to insure it , it was flagged as CAT D by his Insurance Company and were looking for the report . They also said it wasn't a problem as it had been in the country since 2014 and NCT'd always . I think for an Engineer to do the same here he would need to see pictures of it damaged .
    I was talking to the same engineer lately and he said if you bought CAT C forget about trying to sell it again as the cost of the damage can be more then the value of the car and thats why it was wrote off .
    However the new format is CAT S - which is structural and CAT N which is Non Structural - panel damage but even a bent bumper bar is now considered Structural ! . He was to check for me how the new formats were going to affect the Irish market but i never got back to him on it . If i do i will let you know.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ walshtipp


    I bought a repaired CAT S recently from Northern Ireland. Had an independent mechanic look at it and it is repaired properly. Can't register it at the moment though because of COVID..... But I'm wondering, will I need to have an engineers report done on this car before anyone will insure it, or do only some insurers look for it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 techtalk101


    Seeking info on the same. Considering a Cat S UK import but would like to hear more experiences on insuring them here in Ireland. Engineers report required, higher quotes etc. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ millington


    Some insurers will request a report, some won't. Some even point blank refuse to insure a Cat S. Regardless, don't forget that any saving you make will probably be lost when you try and sell the car or trade it in in the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ walshtipp


    Seeking info on the same. Considering a Cat S UK import but would like to hear more experiences on insuring them here in Ireland. Engineers report required, higher quotes etc. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

    I insured a NI Cat S here without any issue. Insurance didn't go up in price. No engineers report.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,424 ✭✭✭ Sgt. Bilko 09


    walshtipp wrote: »
    I insured a NI Cat S here without any issue. Insurance didn't go up in price. No engineers report.

    What insurance company are you with?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ walshtipp


    What insurance company are you with?

    Liberty Insurance


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