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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
But still, the rrrse don't match the face. Generally if people were to update the 156, it would be to the facelift front, not the rear.
So, unless there is someone out there who prefers the facelift rear to the prefacelift, but the prefacelift front to the facelift, I shall continue my assumption that this had a big frontal impact in 2005 rendering it unifiable to replace the front end as it was originally.
A complete mismatch of a car. I certainly wouldn't touch it.
As for people questioning whether I would buy a damaged/repaired car? Yes, I would. But for this kind of repair, it must have been fairly major.
"Oh, but it's only a Cat D"
Yes, in the insurers opinion, at the time, with a brief look (I'm sure they have a lot to get through) it would have been. Lets face it, once it has been declared a write off, and the previous owner has agreed, the car becomes the insurers property. The insurer knows that they will get more for a Cat D than C, and if it is borderline, then I'm sure a few slip through the net.
Yes, it passes the VIC, but that only means it is roadworthy. It doesn't, by any means say that it will show the same safety standards in a crash as the original manufacturer intended. And lets face it, the 156 didn't exactly pull that off too well.