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Hi MV peep's

Just a quick question .. Would you consider buying a category C repaired scooter from a trader??? Apparently it was stolen & stripped for parts but not crashed ( Wha? emoticon )

Does anyone know if there are insurance implications to this also??

Thanks in advance

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My rule of thumb is to consider a fully repaired Cat C write off as being half the value of the same unclassified vehicle (ie te same vehicle not damaged/repaired).

Cat D I'd consider as being about 65% value of the same vehicle unclassified.

Insurance shouldn't be a problem in my experience (cars, vans and bikes), although I have heard of insurance companies insisting on a fresh MOT for a Cat C repaired vehicle before they will insure it. It hasn't happened to me personally though.

Value aside there's nothing particularly bad about owning a repaired vehicle...until it comes time to sell it on.
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Capitano wrote:
My rule of thumb is to consider a fully repaired Cat C write off as being half the value of the same unclassified vehicle (ie te same vehicle not damaged/repaired).

Cat D I'd consider as being about 65% value of the same vehicle unclassified.

Insurance shouldn't be a problem in my experience (cars, vans and bikes), although I have heard of insurance companies insisting on a fresh MOT for a Cat C repaired vehicle before they will insure it. It hasn't happened to me personally though.

Value aside there's nothing particularly bad about owning a repaired vehicle...until it comes time to sell it on.
The scooter is about £800-£900 less than market value but definitely not half price.. Thanks for the advise, Gonna have to give this one a miss even thou I have slightly fallen I love with it. Headache emoticon
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1. Never let cost spoil the love for an inanimate object.

2. Buy high, sell low

Embrace these two principles with joy and you will forever be a happy scooter owner.
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Be warned that some insurance companies may increase your premiums for a vehicle which has been previously stolen. They'll consider it more desirable to thiefs.

It may be worth double checking before comitting to a sale.
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