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Topic # 207246 15-Dec-2016 15:29
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Looking into Subaru Outbacks and I see a fair number of them Ex Australia Labelled as Statutory Write Off's. 

 

Is it just a case of avoid at all costs? I have concerns as I would be transporting my young family and wouldn't buy one if it wasn't deemed safe. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1689495 15-Dec-2016 15:37

Interesting you say that I was also contemplating buying one. I saw a Mazda CX-3 on trademe. But just because it was written off I was not to keen on it. However it must be legal and safe if its gone through the checks?

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  Reply # 1689497 15-Dec-2016 15:38
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I wouldn't touch one with a 40-foot pole. I believe they're tightening the compliance rules around these, so they'll probably disappear from the market soon.

 

Some more info here:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/trust-safety/2016/5/10/australian-statutory-write-offs-motor-vehicles/


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