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someone just got a bargain deal

tracer Sep 26, 2006

  1. tracer

    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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  2. raymie

    raymie 6 pot AP

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    :iagree: crackin car for that money btw
     
  3. tracer

    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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

    raymie 6 pot AP

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    yeah i know and if u got it for that price u could have made a small profit :o.k:
     
  5. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Those santa monica's look fantastic on the A3
     
  6. A3_Turbo

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

    Jason
     
  7. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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  8. tracer

    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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    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
     
  9. garratt83

    garratt83 Member

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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
     
  10. john2garden

    john2garden Gonad

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    The seats look like they have had better days, the leather looks like it is about to fall off.
     
  11. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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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?

    Jason
     
  12. john2garden

    john2garden Gonad

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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
     
  13. garratt83

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    Category F: Fire damage
     
  14. Rob W8

    Rob W8 Member

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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!
     
  15. Tallpaul

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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.
     
  16. john2garden

    john2garden Gonad

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  17. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    That's dodgy how he's hidden that in the body of text.
     
  18. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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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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