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Join Date: Feb 2007
From the RAC:
...what causes a cat D write-off? Quite often, nothing more than light damage.
It generally means the vehicle has been lightly damaged but the financial cost of repairing the car outweighs its market value.
In short, it is not economical to repair – remember, car insurance companies look at the total cost of repair here, including hire cars, expensive-to-source parts for particular models and so on.
Cat D status can sometimes be for very minor damage, if the rest of the repair process is deemed to be more than the car is worth.
Not sure what a very limited edition Spider's worth, but even with a full respray with the expensive paint it won't be more than its value.
Unless it has to be returned to Italy to get the perfect finish...
Past: GTV T.Spark Lusso (owned 8 years)
Present: 948 Spider LE (bought Nov. '10)
Future: 8C (in my dreams )
Previously (selective): Porsche 944 Turbo
; Porsche 944S
; Jaguar XJ6
; Audi Coupe
; Mark 2 Golf GTI