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Does category s/d/c cars....(no idea what any of they stand for so if you can explain that would help a lot ) effect the performance of the car and does it make the Insurance more expense btw I’m a first time buyer.
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Cat d car is a car that has previously been written off and although they are cheaper to buy I would stay away especially for first time buyers
https://www.sandicliffe.co.uk/blog/w...ot%20be%20high.
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Cat s are similar but different kind of damage as far as I can tell and I would stay away again!
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Cat s and n replaced the d and C system
Cat s is structural damage causing a write off so much that the car has had to be reregistered with the dvla
Cat n is non structural damage such as lights but has still caused a write off but is not that bad so no need to reregister with the dvla
Don't touch these cars!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aut...t-s-cars%3famp
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(Original post by Roasted Potato)
Don't touch these cars!
Nonsense.

Providing it has been repaired to a good standard and inspected by a reputable firm, there is nothing wrong with buying a car that's been written off previously.
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Personally would never purchase any, there is a reason you see CAT S and D etc listed on autotrader or ebay for ages, heck a Focus and A3 i seen probably 6 months ago is still for sale now as nobody wants them, higher insurance and sure you can argue maybe its been repaired to a high standard but personally i wouldn't take the risk but some people just assume its repaired so must be completely fine now and buy them.

Choice is yours but i'd stay away.
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Nonsense.

Providing it has been repaired to a good standard and inspected by a reputable firm, there is nothing wrong with buying a car that's been written off previously.
There is because insurance for first time/young drivers is expensive anyway, if you buy a car that's previously been written off then the insurance will cost even more. Plus there's the cost of getting it evaluated by a firm.
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There is because insurance for first time/young drivers is expensive anyway, if you buy a car that's previously been written off then the insurance will cost even more. Plus there's the cost of getting it evaluated by a firm.
This doesn't always hold true. Please don't share misinformation.
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