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    Hi,

    I have spotted a veccie on fleabay and it has damage to the rear quarter panel very close to where you put diesel in the car.
    Would this fail an MOT and/or be classed as write-off by an insurance company or even if that matters at all).
    Personally, if the car goes for the right price, i'm not bothered by the damage.
    And would it effect anything mechanically etc

    I have a pic but was sure if I could upload it here or if the car for sale was a member on here etc etc

    If you guys think it's ok to upload it I will - it would of course help answer my question better with a visual.

    Any help will be grateful.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Absolutely impossible to answer unless we know how much the car is worth without the damage - i.e. how old is it, what model, engine, trim, mileage. Writing a car off means the damage repair cost is too high in relation to the pre-accident value - and you haven't told us anything for us to guess what that value is.

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    Sorry,

    I just wanted to know really if damage to the rear quarter (very near to where you fill up with petrol/diesel) would be an MOT failure as the car for sale has no MOT.
    As I said, I'm not bothered by the damage or getting it fixed - just wondering if it would affect MOT basically.

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    Depends how serious the damage is - If your getting it fixed - why not fix it and then MOT it when repair completed - it won't affect it then. My Astra estate was written off for a damaged front bumper that cost me £75 to repair.

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    Can't say on weather it would be a write of as mentioned above theirs so many factors.

    Also depends on amount of damage. Was anything else damaged in the process.

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    The black SRI 2.2 DTI? I wouldn't think that damage would fail an MOT, as long as there are no sharp edges to the metalwork. Don't know about the lack of fuel flap though, but the fuel cap is there so shouldn't think there would be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeV6 View Post
    The black SRI 2.2 DTI? I wouldn't think that damage would fail an MOT, as long as there are no sharp edges to the metalwork. Don't know about the lack of fuel flap though, but the fuel cap is there so shouldn't think there would be a problem.
    That's the one... No MOT on it though so may just give it a miss!

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    Might need a VIC check before you can MOT it, thats only if its been recorded with insurance.

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    I could never understand that with my old Astra estate - a van reversed into it creasing the front bumper which to be repaired properly wanted replacing. The van owner decided to opt for sorting it through his insurance. I reported to mine and they took over, took it to a local repair centre and they said it would cost £700 to replace the bumper and paint it, etc on a car that was worth £1600 and they decided to say that a repair was not viable and classed it as a 'write off'. The car was in A1 condition prior to the bump and and I asked to buy the car back from the insurance company. They paid me £1200 for the car and I bought it back for £189. I bought a secondhand bumper for £25 - cost me £50 to have it painted, as it was colour coded, and I refitted it myself. It was never off the road and I checked that the insurance cover was still continuing and asked advice on what I needed to do regarding it having been a write off - to be honest they weren't interested. I never had to have a VIC check or even take it to a garage for the repair to be examined - I used the car for another two years after this and sold it for £1200 - explaining to the buyer what had happened and showing photos of the damage and the repirs done and he was perfectly happy to buy it. As fas as I was aware it was never recorded as having been a write off.

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