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My clio 172



  Clio 172 Cup
right i bought it today as a cat c write off, 1 owner with 38k on the clock so it will be back on the road asap :)








Il put pic's up as the repair its done :)
 
  Clio 172 Cup
was up for £2500 i gave £2000 for it, we have no idear why it is cat c it has no bad damage at all other than what you can see and a wish bone.
 
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i think theres more damage than it looks mate. that wheel looks pushed both forward and in abit. i wouldnt of touched it for that price tbh.
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
In the insurance company'e eyes, the car is only worth £3-3500 if it was mint. Hence why is been declared a write off!
 
  Clio 172 Cup
the wheel has moved because the ball joint is broken and that how it sat when it was put down on the ground, well end of the day it will go for its vic soon and im sure they will tell me if it not ok :)
 
  Clio 172 Cup
well iv only bought it as a run about for when i start my R5 rebuild, we i bought the clio yesterday and got it to my unit at 1pm by 3pm we broke it down to nothing and have worked out it will coat £800-£1000.

its handy as 3 of my mates work for garages and another has a body shop also i have more pics to follow :)

this is my R5 now i no its not a clio but it is french lol
 
the wheel has moved because the ball joint is broken and that how it sat when it was put down on the ground, well end of the day it will go for its vic soon and im sure they will tell me if it not ok :)

vic checks don't check for repairs and test the tracking on the car lol
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
a wishbone and balljoint are hardly major damage tho, and im sure he will track it up once fitted. longs the subframe hasnt twisted thats a cheap cup
 
write offs are very rarely worth doing anymore unless you can get an absolute bargain because the price of straight cars are so cheap at the moment.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
so he brought a cup for 2k, can fix it up for 1k, its going to a body shop so the whole front end will be fresh, thats 3 k for a really clean low millage cup, well worth it in my eyes
 
  Clio 172 Cup
the wheel has moved because the ball joint is broken and that how it sat when it was put down on the ground, well end of the day it will go for its vic soon and im sure they will tell me if it not ok :)

vic checks don't check for repairs and test the tracking on the car lol


No need to be patronising, end of the day once this car is done it will be to 100% and it will have a full 4 wheel alignment check.


 
It will always be cat-c which he will have to sell on cheaply as well. a "fresh front end" lol

It will be harder to sell on too.

I'm not saying it's a piss poor deal it's just your never really getting something for nothing.
 
vic checks don't check for repairs and test the tracking on the car lol


No need to be patronising, end of the day once this car is done it will be to 100% and it will have a full 4 wheel alignment check.



How was that being patronising you fool? I was simply informing you vic checks don't check the car's in the way you think...
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
ment fresh front end so no stone chips and such, so in good condition. harder to sell? not really, most people understand what a cat c write off is and its not a worry to them, theres going to be lots of cat c clios about in the next few years due to the value decreasing, if it was a new 197 on a cat c id expect it to have loads of dammage and thus not be worth it, but older cars are for a good cheap deal.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
yeah 2 of them and made about 2.5k on the same of both y?
wasnt done for selling tho, just put them up for about a 1k less than market value with a full assortment of pictures showing the damage and the repair work involved.
 
ment fresh front end so no stone chips and such, so in good condition. harder to sell? not really, most people understand what a cat c write off is and its not a worry to them, theres going to be lots of cat c clios about in the next few years due to the value decreasing, if it was a new 197 on a cat c id expect it to have loads of dammage and thus not be worth it, but older cars are for a good cheap deal.

lol are you on crack - most people on this site DON'T know what a cat-c car is and I can assure you the majority will not touch one.
 
yeah 2 of them and made about 2.5k on the same of both y?
wasnt done for selling tho, just put them up for about a 1k less than market value with a full assortment of pictures showing the damage and the repair work involved.

In todays market he'd be lucky to get £2.5/3k for a cat-c cup when repaired.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
thats this site, in the grown up world of cars alot of people do, they wernt clios either
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
yeah 2 of them and made about 2.5k on the same of both y?
wasnt done for selling tho, just put them up for about a 1k less than market value with a full assortment of pictures showing the damage and the repair work involved.

In todays market he'd be lucky to get £2.5/3k for a cat-c cup when repaired.

your going on like its about the return on the vehicle, do you not own your car for what it is not worrying about what you get in return come time to sell up?
 
grown up world?

I don't want to sound rude but have you any idea what you are talking about?
 
In todays market he'd be lucky to get £2.5/3k for a cat-c cup when repaired.

your going on like its about the return on the vehicle, do you not own your car for what it is not worrying about what you get in return come time to sell up?

Depends if your an idiot I suppose, i'd always think what it's worth...

I guess i'm just picky as I work in the trade. Hell what would I know.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
do you? most people have a car because they want that car, not because its a money making exercise, thus making the value of the car after the work irrelevant. cat c isnt that bad atall, if it was a £1000 car it would be cat c if a headlight and bumper needed replacing, does that make it not worthy of being on the road? theres nowt wrong with driving a cat c car as long as the reapir work has been carried out to a high standard. mabey this chap who seems to like his renault wants to keep the car for himself or mrs rand doesnt care for the value of it in the same cash happy way you care for yours?
 
  Clio 172 Cup
end of the day this post will show what happens to this car, if you dont like it then dont post on here and you views seem to offend everyone as you start with insults
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
i gave my view, and you replied with "depends if your an idiot i suppose"
 
Anyway i'm off out, would love to ramble on about this crap all day. I guess what your saying is a passion for cars and not caring about the value blah blah blah which is not wrong and is dependant upon the person.

In my eyes I always look at the money factor and whether it's "worth" doing and i'd always take into consideration the re-sale value but that's just me.
 
i gave my view, and you replied with "depends if your an idiot i suppose"

Read your question then read my answer and I think you'll find that was no way a direct insult. You and myself were referring to people in general not an invididual person. Stop trying to make something out of nothing.
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  Frankenstein Twingo
Anyway i'm off out, would love to ramble on about this crap all day. I guess what your saying is a passion for cars and not caring about the value blah blah blah which is not wrong and is dependant upon the person.

In my eyes I always look at the money factor and whether it's "worth" doing and i'd always take into consideration the re-sale value but that's just me.

thats how most people i know in the trade are.
 
  Clio 172 Cup
right i now have bought a new front bumper, wing, P/S pump ( old one is leaking) and should have a few more bits orderd tonight :)
 
  Clio 172 Cup
cheers, should be all fixed and stuff by tuesday then just need painting and tracking.

most people wont touch cars like this but i love working on cars so this is half the fun for me
 
  Clio 172 Cup
my cat C bag of dog poo or maybe not :)













Needs to have the new paint wet and dryed and buffed and then the rest of the car buffed, also a few other little bits ( car park dents ) need to be taken out.

but other than that iv spent £2850 in total and i think its come out very well but still more to do.

yea i no it has no spliter on it ( on order ) and the bullet is not dry yet thats why its not on
 


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