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whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by t5jay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:10 pm

hi was going to buy a standard 55 plate caddy which I have found is listed on hpi as cat c, its been fully repaired (rear panel on o/s )and has a window fitted in the door its on 100k , ive been told that it isn't listed on the logbook like a car is but whats it worth , I was offered it at £3k
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by Wild Thing » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:17 pm

2K max and its always going to be a cat c when you sell it thus limiting your market.
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by t5jay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:26 pm

that's my thought as well , was stung on a catc leon that I got as a cat d :(
have to keep saving/looking till one comes up lol
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by DING-DONG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:39 pm

Wild Thing wrote:2K max and its always going to be a cat c when you sell it thus limiting your market.
I'd agree 2-2.5k and ring your insurance co up before you buy and tell em you thinking of buying a cat c, as some will not i insure cat c (cat d is insurance friendly) When you take the policy out the insure co will not ask you about its history its your responsibility to inform them, just like it is with points. Failure to disclose usually ends up with the policy being void in the event you fail to disclose and have a bump and once you've had a policy cancelled/voided by your insure co you will struggle getting insurance without paying big money.

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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by t5jay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:51 pm

DING-DONG wrote: I'd agree 2-2.5k and ring your insurance co up before you buy and tell em you thinking of buying a cat c, as some will not i insure cat c (cat d is insurance friendly) When you take the policy out the insure co will not ask you about its history its your responsibility to inform them, just like it is with points. Failure to disclose usually ends up with the policy being void in the event you fail to disclose and have a bump and once you've had a policy cancelled/voided by your insure co you will struggle getting insurance without paying big money.
that's some good info I didn't know , im going to give this one a miss and keep looking
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by idallow » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:53 pm

I've repaired a few in my time and cat c is bad news simply because it says "substantially damaged" on the registration document

They are 40% less than normal so if it's a 3k van then no more than 1800

I've got a mint 54 plate with 144 k in silver and a brand new turbo on it with twin side doors, 2 keys and fsh that's hpi clear and that's 2.5k pm me if your interested
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by wiggi28 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:55 pm

idallow wrote:I've repaired a few in my time and cat c is bad news simply because it says "substantially damaged" on the registration document

They are 40% less than normal so if it's a 3k van then no more than 1800

I've got a mint 54 plate with 144 k in silver and a brand new turbo on it with twin side doors, 2 keys and fsh that's hpi clear and that's 2.5k pm me if your interested

wont say it on the caddy as its a commercial vehicle , no vic check either

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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by t5jay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:07 pm

idallow wrote:I've repaired a few in my time and cat c is bad news simply because it says "substantially damaged" on the registration document

They are 40% less than normal so if it's a 3k van then no more than 1800

I've got a mint 54 plate with 144 k in silver and a brand new turbo on it with twin side doors, 2 keys and fsh that's hpi clear and that's 2.5k pm me if your interested
cant pm yet lol but where you from
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by S2TTB » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:20 pm

SDI or TDI?

I would have thought less than 2k if SDI and around 2k-2.25k if TDI.

CAT C's are bad news though and usually big bangs, not just a panel or a door etc.

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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by t5jay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:54 pm

was a tdi ,
my leon I got was cat c and that was just a wing badly scuffed at the rear , a mirror and 2 wheels as I saw the pictures
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by wiggi28 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:44 pm

S2TTB wrote:SDI or TDI?

I would have thought less than 2k if SDI and around 2k-2.25k if TDI.

CAT C's are bad news though and usually big bangs, not just a panel or a door etc.

to be fair i have seen cat c's with minimal damage , its the cost of repair not the severity of damage at times
for example if you have a car thats been swiped down the side scraping the front bumper , wing , both doors , rear quarter and rear bumper the damage would be mostly cosmetic not structural but the parts still need replacing at the same cost and this is why the car would be a cat c write off , lots of people do get confused by this , i also think its not very fair how the log books are detailed by way of the wording .

seen some cat d's that should have been cat b in my opinion as well , depends on assessor too

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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by Bigvw » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:47 pm

My mates got his own car repair business and he always says that the difference between a write off and repair could be 50p as he's often fighting with assessors
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Re: whats a cat c caddy worth

Post by DING-DONG » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:07 am

Bigvw wrote:My mates got his own car repair business and he always says that the difference between a write off and repair could be 50p as he's often fighting with assessors
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I agree its all down to the assessors my astra sportive was Assessed as cat c by my own insure assessor, and the assessor from the 3rd parties insure that caused the damage classed it as cat d and being cat D meant i could buy it back, i did, however every panel was fecked, 3 alloys shattered, front drivers sus leg ripped off, the back beam axe was bent and twisted, you could not put it back on the rd.

We had a CAT C Mini Cooper works there was nothing printed on the v5 at all, and it never needed a vic check, reason it was cat c is because it popped the air bag and the damage was so minor, still fully useable ! Always insist on seeing photos of any cat damage, because sellers will talk the damage down and try and pull a fast one on you.

There are some good cat d buys out there but you need to tread carefully so easy to get stung with a shitta.

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