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Be careful what you spend

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Thenotsocrazycatlady, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Thenotsocrazycatlady

    Thenotsocrazycatlady Copenworld Newbie

    Aug 30, 2017
    East sussex
    Fiat 126 Copen1.3 grey
    Having just had my near perfect copen written off, after having spent over £4000 during ownership sorting out all the rust and bodywork imperfections and renewing all the underneath components, waxoiling and undersealing, I was only offered £5550 as settlement, which is about market value apparently. It is difficult, as in order to preserve and keep nice, what could possibly be a future sought after classic you have to risk throwing money down the drain if somebody rear ends you, which is what happened to me. I've managed to get a replacement, but it too will need the dreaded rust sorting out and waxoiling and undersealing. I suppose we all end up spending more than they are worth just to keep them going but it's a shame that what you've spent on it isn't taken in to consideration for insurance purposes. I suspect that the Copen is too young for classic car insurance and agreed value.
    The Frog and Tony like this.
  2. The Frog

    The Frog Copenworld Newbie

    Jul 9, 2021
    Cobh Ireland
    2008 Daihatsu Copen
    Ouch! I feel your pain, but at least we’re spending our money on something we love! I’d be livid if anything happened to my copen…

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