Glad to hear you got your money back SS, got to say though what a **** ending to this thread
that lying thief has got a car back to sell on again for £500 less so more attractive to no doubt another buyer soon
My only big gripe of this whole thread which is honestly quite a surprise for what i class as one of the more knowledgable forums is the sheer lack of knowledge or moreso negativity towards insurance claimed cars (the best way of putting post damaged cars)
For those that know me, they will know ive done many many insurance claimed vehicles, indeed two of my old show cars were Cat D's of which noone noticed untill sell time when id find it being slagged off on owners forums as id made a point of being honest in the add, indeed i went on to run my own car body and paint shop and aside from all the customisation jobs, complete show cars and "gate post damage" cars i did many full on accident repairs, made good and to quality i pride myself on, paint tech, panel beater and damage assesor training made no odds to most
There is NOTHING wrong with cat C/D/U vehicles, infact the problem lies with peoples honesty/decency of which there seems a complete lack of as years go by, one job i quoted for 6 years ago was a 2 year old New Mini Cooper which had been put on its roof by the ladys son, the 'quote request' txt litterally read "Can you come round and quote me for repairing the damage to my Mini, it doesnt need to be anything special, just repaired so i can sell it on" i quoted £1k (second hand roof, pillars, headlining and twin glass roof £550 and then prep of pillars and paint of pillars, roof and 2 small panels) amazingly no other damage to car apart from rear bumper mark and smashed mirror.
I didnt get the job as someone undercut me by £300.. not just that but -my point in this rather long winded post
, it was part ex'd into a dealer just 1 month later as "14k miles, 1 owner, HPi clear (which it was)" Unforutunately for the trader that recieved it as a group stock purchase (a rare honest one) he had a number of problems with it as the monkey that had done the repair work had fooked up the spec, anyone thats been near new cars will know spec is easily checkable, it should of had chilli pack so white roof and mirrors as a guide but also twin electric glass roof, however the idiots had just fitted a standard roof, but then painted it and mirror covers body colour, left the wheels white and the car was just a hash
the poor guy lost a good £1k and had sell it as Possible damage repaired despite being HPi clear, if a trader can get caught out so can a private buyer
No offence to SS here but why does no one check cars these days? you know i mean like in the old days, on your knees checking underneath, checking all the doors and bonnet shut propperly, paintwork not resembling your crazypaving patio etc?, i remember a chat with an RAC assesor a year or so ago now when he was saying how its become now that he checks less and and less cars as in his words at the time "people are wanting to spend less and less on a car, this is one place they can cut back" yet actual car sales have gone up? it just seems mad to me?
anyway rant over..
ps before anyone jumps down my throat, im in NO WAY suggesting the trader in question was in any way not responsible or caught out with this car, hes quite clearly an unscrupulous trader that just gives everyone a bad name