Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

Hi. I’m really hoping someone can help me on here. My parked car was written off by a hit and run driver in December 2019 and the fault vehicles insurance company have only just decided to pay me for my car. My car wasn’t insured at the time because I was about to travel and wasn’t driving it.

I am after an accurate valuation for my car in December 2019. I can’t find historic valuations anywhere but I am aware that some people on here, especially traders will have access to this. I know the current valuations on the internet are around £3k less than last year.

My car is a 2017 17 reg Astra elite nav 1.6 cdti 109 BHP. 5 door hatch. 21k miles with 1 former keeper. My car is silver with full service history.

Thank you

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gibbo_Wirral

How about Ebay? You can do a customised search to match your vehicle. Then select "completed / sold listings" and see what they fetched when sold. Scroll down and you should go back far enough.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - RT

A simplistic method would be to value an otherwise identical car that's a year younger, ie the same age as your car at time of write-off

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

i might have to do this but i fear the insurance company wont accept it as they're already pretty difficult to deal with.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Miniman777

How about Ebay? You can do a customised search to match your vehicle. Then select "completed / sold listings" and see what they fetched when sold. Scroll down and you should go back far enough.

Think your limit is 90 days history On eBay One possibility is if your local paper has a car sales section, go and look at back issues which are usually archived. Or ask around for a Dec 19 or Jan 2020 car price guide. Publishers may even sell back issues.
Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

excellent idea but nothing comes up under sold listings as cars are classified and a buyer cant click buy it now.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - rory

Am I alone in not understanding this fully. Not insured; getting a pay-out ? Even so what's to argue value wise ?

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Heidfirst

Am I alone in not understanding this fully. Not insured; getting a pay-out ?

The offending party's insurance is paying out for their client having crashed into the op's car.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - RT

Am I alone in not understanding this fully. Not insured; getting a pay-out ? Even so what's to argue value wise ?

If someone else is at fault, and you can prove it, their insurance must pay out regardless of whether you're insured or not.

If the car was parked on the public highway, or private land which the public can access, then it should have been insured even if SORN'd - if it was on private land with no public access, how did a hit-and-run occur?

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - concrete

Presumably the OP's car was not on a public road. Surely the party responsible for the crash is to blame and their insurance should pay out. If not, why have it?

If the car was on his drive then his household policy may well provide legal cover for such an incident. That is worth exploring.

Also HJ may be able to help with a valuation problem or maybe SLO.

Cheers Concrete

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

how can i contact HJ or SLO?

The third party insurance company know that i didnt have insurance, They're not bothered.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

Hi. My car wasnt insured because it wasnt being driven. Someone else crashed into it so i am claiming from their insurance company. I was about to go traveling the following week so i didnt have insurance. the car was parked at the end of my street in a lay by type area. i didnt know i needed insurance to park a car? do I? thank you

Edited by Gordon the golfer on 27/11/2020 at 16:41

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Andrew-T

I was about to go traveling the following week so i didnt have insurance. the car was parked at the end of my street in a lay by type area. i didnt know i needed insurance to park a car? do I? thank you

Doesn't a vehicle parked on a public road need insurance? I'm not sure whether a SORNed car can be left on-road ?

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - bathtub tom

Hi. My car wasnt insured because it wasnt being driven. Someone else crashed into it so i am claiming from their insurance company. I was about to go traveling the following week so i didnt have insurance. the car was parked at the end of my street in a lay by type area. i didnt know i needed insurance to park a car? do I? thank you

Ignorance of the law is no plea. I suspect you're hoping the insurance company haven't reported you for having an uninsured car on the road? The DVLA WILL know!

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Gordon the golfer

I still need to get what my car was worth. Its no different to someone crashing into an uninsured house and the home owner claiming from the fault party.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - bathtub tom

Its no different to someone crashing into an uninsured house and the home owner claiming from the fault party.

Houses aren't required to be insured by law.

Vauxhall Astra elite - Valuation of my written off car in December 2019 - Avant

For some reason he's started a new thread on the same topic. Please use that.

 

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