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agors

posted on 6/11/16 at 09:52 PM Reply With Quote
How to know if it's CAT D?

Hi all,

I don't know how to know if a car is cat D or not.
Is there something on the V5?

How could I know it?

Thanks

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snapper

posted on 6/11/16 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
DVLA on .gov use the registration to search

It must be declared by the seller or you have recourse in law
Don't sign the sold as seen declaration





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BigFaceDave

posted on 6/11/16 at 10:15 PM Reply With Quote
It will say at the bottom of the first page of the V5, normally it will say something like declared new at first registration. If it's been recorded written or in the past it will state it there.
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coyoteboy

posted on 7/11/16 at 12:16 AM Reply With Quote
CAT-D isn't declared on the V5, I'm just looking at the one from my 370Z and it's not mentioned anywhere. It shows up on the HPI check.

[Edited on 7/11/16 by coyoteboy]





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BigFaceDave

posted on 7/11/16 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
CAT-D isn't declared on the V5, I'm just looking at the one from my 370Z and it's not mentioned anywhere. It shows up on the HPI check.

[Edited on 7/11/16 by coyoteboy]


That's odd I've had 2 cat D's and they where both recorded on the V5!

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lsdweb

posted on 7/11/16 at 08:46 AM Reply With Quote
Cat D was on the front page of a V5 of a car I bought last year - the seller hadn't mentioned it!
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Dick

posted on 7/11/16 at 09:10 AM Reply With Quote
A motor trader must tell you if the car is a cat d or other the law states that. A private seller does not need to disclose it . So HPI is your friend if your looking to buy
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StrikerChris

posted on 7/11/16 at 12:26 PM Reply With Quote
To be honest I don't think you'll ever know for sure. When my 200sx was smacked from behind in a multi car pile up, whoevers insurance company was unlucky enough to pick up the bill just sent an assessor out, was deemed not economically viable to repair, and sent me a cheque for 7k. The car, keys nor logbook ever left my house, so in theory I could have bodged it back and sold it on completely unrecorded. I chose to get the gas axe out and build my striker out of it instead tho!!

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nye

posted on 7/11/16 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
If you were to write an auto trader advert out and input your reg I'm sure it brings up that it's a cat d
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coyoteboy

posted on 8/11/16 at 12:19 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigFaceDave
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
CAT-D isn't declared on the V5, I'm just looking at the one from my 370Z and it's not mentioned anywhere. It shows up on the HPI check.

[Edited on 7/11/16 by coyoteboy]


That's odd I've had 2 cat D's and they where both recorded on the V5!


Maybe it's my car then?! Weird.

No, actually I've just been searching. Looks like Cat D is not recorded on the V5, only CAT C which requires a VIC.

[Edited on 8/11/16 by coyoteboy]





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gremlin1234

posted on 8/11/16 at 01:29 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy No, actually I've just been searching. Looks like Cat D is not recorded on the V5, only CAT C which requires a VIC.
VIC was discontinued October last year

these two links may help too
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/buying-repaired-written-off-vehicles-a-consumer-guide

abi link

edit make link work; and oct not nov!


[Edited on 8/11/16 by gremlin1234]

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coyoteboy

posted on 8/11/16 at 01:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy No, actually I've just been searching. Looks like Cat D is not recorded on the V5, only CAT C which requires a VIC.
VIC was discontinued November last year

these two links may help too
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/buying-repaired-written-off-vehicles-a-consumer-guide

abi link

edit make link work;

[Edited on 8/11/16 by gremlin1234]


Still doesn't explain why is not noted on mine. And neither suggest it will be on the v5. Also the abi link suggests VIC still exists?





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agors

posted on 8/11/16 at 09:56 PM Reply With Quote
It's really strange.

As buyer, what should I check if I don't trust the seller?

Can be a car CAT D in 2002 been cleared from that status some year later?
From my understanding yes, but I still don't have a clear idea on how know that.

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coyoteboy

posted on 8/11/16 at 10:51 PM Reply With Quote
HPI check.





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