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Offline looney


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Different type of write off, its cosmetic not structural

And that's specifically what I'm after.  Something with a dented front end but not structural.  But I'm guessing by the sound of it is still too much trouble.



Offline mondi

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Different type of write off, its cosmetic not structural


Not anymore, they are classed as a full write off in NSW and a repairable write off everywhere else.

They used to be a category D write off but all that has gone out now, it's either a repairable or Stat write off now days.

However, in QLD a hail damaged car does not need to go through the inspection process to be re-rego'ed, but it will go on the write off register.



Offline Tiger


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And that's specifically what I'm after.  Something with a dented front end but not structural.  But I'm guessing by the sound of it is still too much trouble.

Price reflects the pain, flood damage is a different story leave well alone most are state dec anyway in all states.
Roll on summer



Offline schmik325


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I think its going to be a difficult one. The smashed ones I've seen all have over 100k kms, mainly as they are used for deliveries etc.




Offline schmik325


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Not anymore, they are classed as a full write off in NSW and a repairable write off everywhere else.

They used to be a category D write off but all that has gone out now, it's either a repairable or Stat write off now days.

However, in QLD a hail damaged car does not need to go through the inspection process to be re-rego'ed, but it will go on the write off register.

Sorry it does. Its in Victoria they get an exception. In QLD they still want their $435 to put your car on it hoist and find the engine number.



Offline mondi

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Sorry it does. Its in Victoria they get an exception. In QLD they still want their $435 to put your car on it hoist and find the engine number.

Hmmmmmmm, not sure this is 100% correct. But couldn't be stuffed looking up the docs.........I'll do it tomorrow.



Offline schmik325


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Mate of mine registered an SS ute last week, hail write off. Had to have inspection done prior, waited 3 weeks to get it done.



Offline Tiger


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Mate of mine registered an SS ute last week, hail write off. Had to have inspection done prior, waited 3 weeks to get it done.

If the buy price reflects the pain it's fine
Roll on summer



Offline looney


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I think its going to be a difficult one. The smashed ones I've seen all have over 100k kms, mainly as they are used for deliveries etc.

Pickles have one coming for auction that's has a small tap in the front with 50k's on it. But for the hassle and saving I think it may not be worth it. I may watch the market for a month or so and see what I can find.



Offline Neru


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Maybe I should find a written off r32 golf and transplant that into a caddy?  That could actually be cool enough to use as a DD.

Do this Looney!!, shouldn't be to hard to find a wrecked r32 with all the P platers buying them these days



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