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Cat C "Vehicle extensively damaged and insurer has decided not to repair. The vehicle should have an independent inspection before being allowed back onto the road."

I would personally rather spend a couple of k extra and not risk a few years of problems/cost. If it all checks out and youve had it properly checked over then i guess its an option. have you checked the insurance situation. Sometimes this can narrow down your choice of insurers and increase cost.

It could be a false economy in the long run.

Anyone else bought a Cat C before?
 

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An 8 owner Cat C that needs work doing (as detailed in the advert) - walk away mate. It will be false economy in the long run, spend a few more £k and get one that you won't need to worry about (as much!)
 

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Agreed /\

It's bad enough when people unwittingly buy an R32 that should have been Cat D because it was fixed privately (HPI clear), but to knowingly buy a CAT C, hmmm, definitely a can of tin rot worms waiting to happen.

Take it from me, a bodyshell that's been compromised to CAT C levels won't be as good as an undamaged car. Certain trims don't fit well, panel gaps aren't quite right, doors need a harder slam to close, creaks and groans on uneven surfaces etc etc...
 

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An 8 owner Cat C that needs work doing (as detailed in the advert) - walk away mate. It will be false economy in the long run, spend a few more £k and get one that you won't need to worry about (as much!)
Enough said
 
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