Is it worth repairing a cat D car?
It depends. If you’re in the business of fixing up cars or you know a professional who is, then you might be able to repair any damage relatively cheaply compared to an insurance provider.
If you’re thinking about buying a car that’s been listed as cat D, then it’s worth making sure you get it professionally checked out by an inspector. This will set you back upwards of £200 but, ultimately, you can’t put a price on your safety.
It’s also a good idea to run a background check on any cat D car you buy. This will flag up whether the car’s been stolen or if it has outstanding finance deals against it.
You should also consider that a cat D car won’t be worth as much – even after you’ve repaired it. Its chequered history will be forever recorded in the log book. So, if resale value is a primary concern, then it might not be worth bothering with.