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Thinking of buying a cat c car, is there any way of finding out what the damage was before the repair was made? ( can insurance companies hold this info) previous owner bought the car as a cat c so he doesnt no, i cant find out who repaired the car just told it had passenger rear door replaced and part of the sill, the car only has 35000 on the clock is a 53 reg subaru impreza with all previous mots to back it up and has full dealer service history, but would like to find out what the damage was as piece of mind.

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