someone just got a bargain deal

tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se

raymie

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

A3_Turbo

Swaying towards IHI....
Seeing it go for that price i got mugged on the price i paid for mine!

Jason
 

tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se
Jason_letts said:
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
 

A3_Turbo

Swaying towards IHI....
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
 
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
 

Rob W8

Registered User
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!
 

Tallpaul

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

Looks like a pup to me.
 

Markb

Registered User
tracer said:
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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