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LIKELIHOOD OF BUYING A #WRITE-OFF

By 9th May 2016 No Comments
Article care of Bodyshop magazine
​Analysis of My Car Check data for the first half of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written-off.

Nearly a quarter (23.67%) of all searches returned a write-off warning, with the riskiest models being the Peugeot 208 Active and the Ford Fiesta Edge 60.

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: ‘Any previously written-off vehicle must be viewed with caution, especially when inspecting the quality of repairs. The implications of being involved in a further accident in a car which has not been properly repaired don’t bear thinking about. Even leaving the safety aspect aside, previous write-offs should generally cost a lot less than a like-for-like non-accident damaged vehicle. In a survey a couple of years ago, 79% of My Car Check customers said they wouldn’t buy one. The flipside is that some buyers are happy to look at category C or D write-offs and use the data to push for a price reduction.’

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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Tim is a highly qualified Independent Engineer with over 20 years experience as an Engineering Assessor of damaged vehicles.

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