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  • So what happened to my Smart?

    Back in 2009, Elmer, my old Smart, DG57 FYD, died in action and was written off by a Mercedes ML. In the office we've just passed some time with finding our old cars on the DVLA registration search, and Elmer has tax and MOT until October 2015 - https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk . So what's going on there, is Elmer back from the dead somewhere out there?


  • #2
    Bit of T-cut and it'll be as good as new

    Sounds like it's been repaired and back out there, there's a lot of it about, nothing strange

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    • #3
      Indeed - written off just basically means uneconomical to repair, normally based either the low value of the vehicle, or on manufacturers prices for replacement parts, coupled with typical bodyshop repair times. The lesser damaged cat 'C' or 'D' can be worthwile to put back on the road, if purchased at the right price and you have the contacts or the skills and time to repair it yourself.

      One of the downsides is that the car will always be worth less and some people are put off by insurance write-offs.

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      • #4
        Back again. Elmer is still taxed and tested out there somewhere, but now I'm asking about my second Smart, Woodstock - KP08 UJU. According to the car check, it doesn't exist and there's no history of it! Now, a few months after I sold it, I had a letter about the car, asking for the mileage on the car and the date I sold it. Thought it was a bit odd, but maybe someone was doing a HPI check or something. I thought nothing more of it. From me, it went as part ex for the new car in early 2015.

        So does anyone have info on woodstock since 2015?

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        • #5
          Well that's an unfortunate story.

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          • #6
            Wodstock info is available as below.
            Vehicle Information

            Registration: KP08UJU
            Make: SMART
            Vehicle status Tax not due
            Tax status Tax due: 01 May 2018
            MOT status Expires: 31 March 2018
            First registered April 2008
            Year of manufacture 2008
            Engine size 999 cc
            CO2 emissions 112 g/km
            Fuel type Petrol
            Colour Silver
            Vehicle type approval M1
            Wheel plan 2 axle rigid body
            Revenue weight 1020kg
            Tax exempt No
            Tax band C
            Tax - 12 months 30.00
            Tax - 6 months Not applicable
            Tax - 12 months DD 31.50
            Tax - Monthly approx 2.63
            Tax - Single 12 month DD 30.00
            Tax - Single 6 month DD Not applicable
            Tax prices shown are for a petrol or diesel private car, tax band C, first registered on or after 1st March 2001 and before 1st April 2017.
            If the vehicle isn't a private car, the tax prices might be different. Only able to determine prices for private cars from the vehicle information.
            You can see tax prices for all vehicles on GOV.UK (PDF).
            Tax prices effective from 1st April 2017.

            MOT History

            Registration: KP08UJU
            Make: SMART (MCC)
            Model: FORTWO COUPE
            Date first used: 4 April 2008
            Fuel type: Petrol
            Colour: Silver
            Test date 1 April 2017
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 31 March 2018
            Mileage 68,751 miles
            MOT test number 1105 9067 5787
            Advisories Nearside Front Child Seat fitted not allowing full inspection of adult belt ()

            Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)

            Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

            Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

            under trays fitted
            Test date 1 April 2017
            Test result Fail
            Mileage 68,751 miles
            MOT test number 6798 0118 8183
            Reason(s) for failure Nearside Front Headlamp excessively deteriorated so that the light output is severely reduced (1.7.5a)
            Advisories Nearside Front Child Seat fitted not allowing full inspection of adult belt ()

            Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)

            Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

            Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

            under trays fitted
            Test date 26 April 2016
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 13 May 2017
            Mileage 56,824 miles
            MOT test number 4660 4568 8722
            Advisories engine cover and under trays fitted obscuring testable items
            Test date 14 May 2015
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 13 May 2016
            Mileage 44,699 miles
            MOT test number 5455 9443 5178
            Advisories None
            Test date 15 April 2014
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 14 April 2015
            Mileage 38,337 miles
            MOT test number 7354 9500 4120
            Advisories None
            Test date 12 April 2013
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 11 April 2014
            Mileage 32,763 miles
            MOT test number 9270 7250 3159
            Advisories None
            Test date 27 March 2012
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 4 April 2013
            Mileage 26,510 miles
            MOT test number 6767 5778 2005
            Advisories None
            Test date 27 March 2012
            Test result Fail
            Mileage 26,502 miles
            MOT test number 1769 9788 2090
            Reason(s) for failure Nearside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)

            Offside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
            Advisories None
            Test date 19 March 2011
            Test result Pass
            Expiry date 4 April 2012
            Mileage 19,515 miles
            MOT test number 4264 8887 1024
            Advisories advise not able too fully inspect underbody due too panels

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