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    someone just got a bargain deal

    spotted this one just as the auction was coming to an end, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1998-AUDI-A3-1...QQcmdZViewItem

    looks like a cracking motor for that price.

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    crackin car for that money btw
    scooby for now

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    shame i wasn't a bit sharper at the time, should've put in a bid

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    yeah i know and if u got it for that price u could have made a small profit
    scooby for now

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    Those santa monica's look fantastic on the A3

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    Seeing it go for that price i got mugged on the price i paid for mine!

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    I just checked some of the sellers feedback and found this on there:

    he actually bought the car for £200 cheaper than he sold it for - who sells an A3 for under £3000????

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290031187306

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_letts
    Seeing it go for that price i got mugged on the price i paid for mine!

    Jason
    nah don't worry mate, there must be a story behind this car, if you read close in the listing he's got "IS A CAT-D" subtely written in about 3/4 down the page. blink and u'l miss it though

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    That is really cheeky. I hadn't seen the cat-d bit. Hope the person who wins it knows its a catd
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    The seats look like they have had better days, the leather looks like it is about to fall off.

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    That makes me feel a bit better then! i paid nearly 6k for mine 4 months ago at a dealer.

    What does cat D mean?

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    Category A: Total burnout. No value left in the vehicle
    Category B: Break only. Value lies in salvage
    Category C: Damage to car is more than total value of car
    Category D: Repair would cost almost as much as the vehicle is worth. Better to write off than repair. No comebacks for the insurers.

    So basically, a Cat D car was been written off by an insurer. It has then probably been bought of the salvage company and 'repaired' on the cheap. In order for a repaired car to be put back on the road it has to be inspected by a DVLA engineer, who will write a report stating if the car is safe for use, or not. I the engineers report states its safe, you can then put it back on the road, and you then have the option of paying to have it removed from the Insurers database of write offs.

    Personally, I wouldn't touch it with a very long barge pole

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    Category F: Fire damage
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    I like the way at the bottom of the page he mentions a problem with the gearbox at 5k rpm on the day before the auction ends!

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    Cat D, Horrific interior and 'something needs greasing in the gears' (sorry, is it a mountain bike?).

    Looks like a pup to me.

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    If you look at Mike B's Ebay link the interior shows the armrest a different colour!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290031187306

    It looks like the yellow walls of an old pub after years of fag smoking.

    Horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracer
    nah don't worry mate, there must be a story behind this car, if you read close in the listing he's got "IS A CAT-D" subtely written in about 3/4 down the page. blink and u'l miss it though
    That's dodgy how he's hidden that in the body of text.
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    "IS A CAT-D, LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT SO THIS CAR IS UP FOR GRABS"

    I ain't no English teacher but that does not go with the rest of the sentence,its a right con

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    Back on again with an inflated price Tag!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-a3-1-8t_W...QQcmdZViewItem

    Feel sorry for whoever buys it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3steve
    Back on again with an inflated price Tag!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-a3-1-8t_W...QQcmdZViewItem

    Feel sorry for whoever buys it.

    Who's going to email the seller and ask if it is HPI clear?!

 

 

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