I am writing this as i have seen a vast increase in my e-mails about cars being pulled,half repaired,not what was mentioned. So i will give you this simple guide.
Beware. Some of the dealers pull the dents out,repair windscreens,valet them to make them look better than they did. They then want to charge you more than what they got it for at auction. I strongly advise people to go and have a good look around the car before you buy it. Cars can be jigged and you wouldnt know it had been. If the car has had a frontal and the windscreen was broken it was hit hard. You replace the glass,pull it here and there, dispose of some bits then it dont look too bad.
BUY 2 REPAIR.com or AML is a good example. Take a look and see how good they look after an accident... Bear in mind that the car has hit something first (Think about it).
Then goto UNIVERSAL SALVAGE.co.uk and see what cars are like before they get sold....This company deals with most of the leading insurance companies.£15 a year to join and what you see is what you get,they deliver,online bidding as well. A great honest company.
If the car looks too good to be true it probaly is. Common sense.
I am only using these sites as examples and have 20 yrs experience in the accident repair industry.
maybe there should be a name and shame site...