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guys,

It is with great regret i have to inform you that my Altezza RS200 has been written off.

I dont know how much my insurance company are planning to pay off for it but i was wondering if anyone knew what the market value for the following would be:

Altezza RS200, 17 inch alloys, Rear Spoiler, a/c, silver colour, tinted windows e.t.c. Mileage of 40,000 miles. The car hadnt passed SVA and MOT yet. But almost all the work had been done.

Can anyone find out the market value for the car taking into account it hadnt been registered e.t.c?

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the car lost control on a slip road while accelerating in second gear and ended up partially on the barrier. It had to be recovered e.t.c. and when police arrived they pointed out some diesel spillage on the road as the probable cause.

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**** that's bad news, hope things go well sorting it out.

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Will the insurance pay out if the car hasn't passed an SVA and MOT yet?

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There are similar cars on autotrader for around the £8500 mark, but that depends on age, but insurance will probably only pay trade value so you might get £7000 ish.

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:huh: I don't know enough about the workings of our club; but, in the Citroen Car Club, they have a system of 'Official valuation' from the club, which helps in cases like these. Aimed mainly at older cars that heve no commercial value, but have been renovated etc.

Do/can we have an equivalent scheme here? :question::question:

Otherwise, do what I did once; gather evidence of other values from ads on E+Mart, Autotrader....Lexus Owners Club...and send to Ins co?

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Sorry to hear about this mate :crybaby: hope you get it sorted ;)

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I don't know enough about the workings of our club; but, in the Citroen Car Club, they have a system of 'Official valuation' from the club, which helps in cases like these. Aimed mainly at older cars that heve no commercial value, but have been renovated etc.

Do/can we have an equivalent scheme her

Perhaps that's just for classic car insurance :question::unsure:

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Yes, the Jag Owners Club does the same, but it's for "classic" cars, for insurance purposes only. (Mine was "valued" at 6k last year, but sold for 2.5k, so I question the worth of the valuation anyway.)

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:huh: I don't know enough about the workings of our club; but, in the Citroen Car Club, they have a system of 'Official valuation' from the club, which helps in cases like these. Aimed mainly at older cars that heve no commercial value, but have been renovated etc.

Do/can we have an equivalent scheme here? :question::question:

Otherwise, do what I did once; gather evidence of other values from ads on E+Mart, Autotrader....Lexus Owners Club...and send to Ins co?

i really think thats a good idea. i was actually looking around yesterday on the net to see what kind of a price the car goes for.

There is one problem though which the engineer pointed out to me. He said normally they would give the market value of the car but in this case cause its an import and cause it hadnt yet met the uk spec requirements they dont really know how to value it or how to work out its market value.

They did say they would accept a reciept unfortunately i lost that and now i am thinking of doing some research as to how much a car with no sva and mot or registration would be worth in the uk.

do any of you know some companies who import cars and sell them without sva e.t.c.? Cause it would be interesting to see how much they value their cars for?

Scott u'd definately know cause u import cars. how much do you think theyre worth without an sva?

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assuming its grade 4 or higher, FOB uur looking at £5,000

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Sorry to hear that dood.

maybe find out how much sva centres are charging to get cars to UK spec and 'do it the other way round' perhaps?

Is there anything salvageable btw ;)?

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Bad news dude - I hope you 'feel' the road in future and don't use your right foot like a lump of lead.

Recommend - Gran Turismo 3/concept/4 + steering wheel + 800bhp Supra to get it sideways proper under control.

Only span my Lex once, it was on the track however. also recommend some track time too.

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Started to loose the back end of mine once on a tight bend on a slip road in the wet at about 70mph. Was entertaining. :o

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mate i was in second gear going in a straight line at roughly 40 mph. The car lost all grip and went in circles a couple of times b4 it ended up partially on the barrier.

Maybe when i say it is a write off you thought its in a right mess. But if u see it you would be hard struck to figure out how did it end up being a right off.

Ive been driving cars for donkey years and ive given them some bad treatment in the past but ive never experienced what i experienced with this altezza.

Im not impressed at all. I have to say that sadly that was the last time ill ever drive or sit in an altezza!

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Very very sorry to hear that. I will get my altezza back tomorrow from bodyshop (bus hit me 4 weeks back) and i will be slightly lighter footed on the accl. from now on :(

Good luck with it all!

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But wouldn't any car have done the same sort of thing if it drove through a diesel spillage?

Good luck getting things sorted.

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But wouldn't any car have done the same sort of thing if it drove through a diesel spillage?

Good luck getting things sorted.

Sure would, unless it cover hover over the spillage!!

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Maybe when i say it is a write off you thought its in a right mess. But if u see it you would be hard struck to figure out how did it end up being a right off.

If its not that bad get the payout and buy it back from insureres and get it repaired yourself

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