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    A friend of mine bought a Cat D 2002 E46 325Ci, it was very minor damage (wing, bumper and headlight) and has since had it repaired to a very high standard where you can't tell what's happened.

    How much less would it be worth compared to non Cat D car? Have any of you guys had experience of selling a written off car before?
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    Rule of thumb, 500-1000 less.

    In all honestly a cat-D shouldn't really make any difference because its the lowest catagory. I bought a Cat D'd Series 1 RST Turbo, the reason it was D'd was because it'd been stolen and stripped of its engine & bodykit, thats it!!

    Unfortunately Cat D cars have the same stigma attached to them as fully written off cars because people dont really understand the various catagories :(
     
     

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    I'd say 75% of the normal market value largely due to the stigma attached. People tend not to bother looking into why its a CatD so the price has to be sufficiently attractive to make them investigate further.
     
     

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    I brought my Compact a CATD write off for 1600 including towing fees, all cosmetic damage, new driver side wing and door needed and side skirt, didnt really understand why it was a CATD as it was viably repairable, ended up spending another grand on repairs, labour and paint etc. insured for 1075 for the year. Even after all that it was still less than what similar speccd TI's were going for when i go tthe car. Saved so much money. Because of this when i come to sell it ill be getting generally what i spent back on the car excluding insurance. As ive saved so much money though im just gonna run the car into the ground, which hopefully is a long time away !

    When/If i come to sell it, generally ill start at 3200 to go down to 2800, which i think is reasonable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzuk View Post
    I'd say 75% of the normal market value largely due to the stigma attached. People tend not to bother looking into why its a CatD so the price has to be sufficiently attractive to make them investigate further.
    i once owned a cat c, or d cant remember but it was a total nightmare to sell 50% of the cars value in the end, 2 sessions on ebay and 2 goes on autotrader, eventually it went on ebay as i said for half the cars value, it had a full service history and low mileage, absolutely gutting as i didn't know cos the car was under 3 years old when i brought it and it was clean, i discovered that people didnt want to touch the car with a sh***y stick, despite it being cosmetic, people thought i was just trying to put one over on them, took 8 weeks to sell, never never again, just to much stigma especially a performance car, others on here will no doubt disagree but that was my experiance, hope this helps
     
     

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    p.s. it had been nicked and stripped, not even in a crash, one guy travelled from norwich to cheshire to look at it and had it checked on his phone, thats how i found out, he walked away from the car, i nearly punched his lights out in the end, like i said total nightmare
     
     

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    You are not legally obliged to inform anyone when selling a car that it's been subject to an insurance write-off.

    Morally though, thats a different story.
     
     

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    being in the motor trade for 40 years the problem is selling a cat classed car.as said above.with that in mind value it accordingly as to your puschase price.(best not to buy a cat classed car saves all the hassel)
    having said all that i am just about to buy a (2000 M5 WITH BOTH OFF SIDE WHEEL 'S/ SUSPENSION DAMAGE.SLID INTO A CURB LAST WEEK ON THE ICE.THIS IS A VERY EASY REPAIR AND WILL BE THE CHEAPEST M5 FOR SALE WHEN REPAIRED.I WAS TOLD THIS MORNING NOT CAT CLASSED.OWNER JUST WANTS TO SELL IT AS IS.)
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    95% of the public wont touch written off cars, regardless of what they have been written off for. Its a shame because you can get some right bargains. I've had a few CAt D cars and they've always been a nightmare to sell on and lots of dealers wont take them in PX either.
     
     

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    Many thanks for all the replies!

    Looks like he's going to have fun and games with selling it!
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