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Decommissioned/decla ssified cars!

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kittylester Fri 12-Sep-14 06:56:21

Can anyone tell me what either of the above are?

The Idiot has told DD that, because her car was stolen and used in a robbery, it will be decommissioned/declassified. The car was recovered and repaired so what does he mean or is he trying to pull a fast one?

Any help gratefully received - Google isn't much help on this!

FlicketyB Fri 12-Sep-14 07:06:56

I do not know what those words mean but I can say that when my car was legally traded in, but then used in a robbery, at the end of the investigations the police offered me the car back because I was still the registered owner.

No talk of decommissioning or declassifying. It was 'Here it is, come and collect it' and I was free, had I so wanted, to take it home, get it repaired (I traded it in as an MOT failure), insure and tax it and drive off.

I think your SiL is spinning a yarn

whenim64 Fri 12-Sep-14 07:22:27

She should speak to her insurance company and tell them what he has told her. They will direct what can happen to the car, as if what he says is true, it will not be insurable without being classified. When mine was stolen, the insurance company covered everything, including getting it into their repair depot, returning the contents to me, and disposing of it rather than repairing it. If the car is repaired, doesn't that mean it's now roadworthy? Something fishy!

kittylester Fri 12-Sep-14 07:29:14

The car was stolen and returned about a year ago - everything covered by the insurance! Definitely fishy! angry

kittylester Fri 12-Sep-14 07:39:44

Don't know whether it makes a difference but the car is 'leased' and there is a 'bubble' payment at the end. It is in his company's name despite the fact that he put loads of photos of him giving her a be-ribboned car all over FB!

When they first split up they agreed that she could have any value over the final payment to buy a smaller one!

Anne58 Fri 12-Sep-14 08:05:57

He's talking balls ! If there was any problem the insurance company would know and refuse to cover it.

First thing to do is call the insurance company, but you can also put the reg into the DVLA website and it will soon show if it has been de-registered at any point.

Elegran Fri 12-Sep-14 09:03:13

Kittylester I would not believe this man if he told me that today was Friday. He is a specialist in talking through his exhaust pipe.

kittylester Fri 12-Sep-14 09:05:45

As always, Elegran you are very wise and I agree with everything you say!! grin

suebailey1 Fri 12-Sep-14 09:15:29

DH is very up on all things car and he's never heard of it. Sounds like rollocks to him.

Oldgreymare Fri 12-Sep-14 09:19:22

So, who actually owns the car? Sounds as if the company does...... seems a weird situation, is he trying to 'recoup' the car for himself? Hope your DD wins! x

kittylester Fri 12-Sep-14 16:48:18

I suppose, strictly, the finance company OGM but theoretically his company. We've checked with the DVLA and it does still exist - which is a relief as it keeps blocking our drive and I'd hate it to be figment of my (very tired) imagination. grin

He cancelled the insurance the other day then told her that if she didn't bring it straight back he'd inform the police. Then he came to collect it forgetting that it wasn't insured for him either. confused