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So whats charged i thought a Cat B couldn't be put back on the road.

http://www.insurancewriteoff.co.uk/

Category B Insurance Write Off - the vehicle must not be used again but non- structural and roadworthy parts and components may be recovered for use in other vehicles. Care must be taken to ensure that they are not critical components with important safety functions.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GOLF-GTI-EDITION-30-CAT-B-DAMAGED-REPAIRED-NO-SWAP-SWOP-/220717348881?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3363c77811
 

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Think some one needs to send him a link to that insurance website & let him know it sgouldnt be on the road!

Has anyone got the resources to HPI it & see what it actually comes back as?
 

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Interesting doing a check on reg states the car type as..

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI T (200) 2006 1984cc Three Door Hatchback Manual Petrol

My old ED30 returns.. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI T EDITION 30 (230) 2008 1984cc Three Door Hatchback Auto Petrol

I assume the cat B car was a standard GTI that the owner bined and rebuilt as ED30.. have to wonder just how bad the damage was to rebuild it so completely. Really wonder what the engine is GTI (BWA/BWE) or ED30 (BYD)..

The insurer should not have sold the car back to the owner as they are now required by law to only sell end of life vehicles to registered vehicle destruction facilities capable of producing a certificate of destruction.

However if the car never entered the salvage chain then the insurer would have no compulsion to ensure the vehicle was scrapped, thus effectively allowing it back onto the road via a simple VIC check.
 

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In fairness to the vendor should they as a private person end up in possession of cat B write off there is nothing legally to stop them rebuilding it and putting back on the road.

Plenty of legislation now exists to stop the salvage industry doing this however and insurers are now supposed to only sell end of life vehicles into the salvage industry.

However unless you get it professionally inspected including full interior strip never ever buy a cat B that has been returned to road, all the DVLA VIC check does is confirm the chassis number on the V5C matches the actual car presented. VIC check do not in anyway shape or form include a structural check over repairs performed.

The owner should inform the DVLA that an ED30 engine has been fitted or even simply that car has been changed mind you...
 

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In fairness to the vendor should they as a private person end up in possession of cat B write off there is nothing legally to stop them rebuilding it and putting back on the road.

Plenty of legislation now exists to stop the salvage industry doing this however and insurers are now supposed to only sell end of life vehicles into the salvage industry.

However unless you get it professionally inspected including full interior strip never ever buy a cat B that has been returned to road, all the DVLA VIC check does is confirm the chassis number on the V5C matches the actual car presented. VIC check do not in anyway shape or form include a structural check over repairs performed.

The owner should inform the DVLA that an ED30 engine has been fitted or even simply that car has been changed mind you...
I doubt very much any insurance company would provide insurance for a Cat B car as well. Whoever bought it would not be able to get it insured I reckon.
 

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The muppet told me to check what the ruling is around Cat B damaged cars on the road yet I think it's him that needs to!
2nd that.

he wanted was to find some poor sod to buy it. when I saw it first it was nearly £5k

A few months back there was a Red Ed30 Cat B for sale for £10k (it had been flooded, yet someone bought it)
 

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Just checked this the message reads

KT06 SNZ is damage category=B. Loss date 02-08-2009, Break for spare parts if economically viable.

Darren
The eagle eyed might also note that on an original plate of KT06 SNZ it would've been registered between March & August of 2006. But the ED30 wasn't on sale until November of that year and the earliest I've seen have been 56 plates.

Of course, the innocent explanation would be that it was a very very early press car registered by VW UK.

Jon.
 

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Interesting... b0rk said that a search shows it up as a GTI (200)

It does appear to have the front located DV (confirmed by the pipe running down the left hand side of the engine cover), so that suggests that it is a ed30!

Thanks of course unless the owner did the DV location conversion... which is doubtful!
 
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