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how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

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how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:14 am

Hey everyone
i'm trying to find out a little information about my car - i'm moving to cortes de baza (granada) in september, im driving over so that i can bring a few personal items. does anyone know how long my english car, with english plates and me on english insurance is allowed to be in spain for?
any information would be great as everyone i ask doesnt know the answer so i thought i might have better luck on here.
thanks
natalie

 

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Re: how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:54 pm

- pinknataliefern2005

Hey everyone
i'm trying to find out a little information about my car - i'm moving to cortes de baza (granada) in september, im driving over so that i can bring a few personal items. does anyone know how long my english car, with english plates and me on english insurance is allowed to be in spain for?
any information would be great as everyone i ask doesnt know the answer so i thought i might have better luck on here.
thanks
natalie



If your insurance is covered to be able to drive within the EU then you are legaly able to drive in Spain for upto six months at a time.

Due to the recent 'clampdown' on 'illegal' forgien registered cars in Spain you should also keep a copy of the ferry/tunnel booking ticket in your car to prove what date you left the uk just incase you're stopped and asked.

Hope this has helped.


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Re: how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:25 pm

I brought my English car over but in hindsight I wish we had started afresh and gone Spanish. It is fairly costly and complicated to import your car which you have to technically do after 6 months - the problem is all the different advice you get from everyone - it's stressful and confusing.

If posssible just sell your car and fly over, rent a car and buy asap.

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Re: how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:42 pm

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I brought my English car over but in hindsight I wish we had started afresh and gone Spanish. It is fairly costly and complicated to import your car which you have to technically do after 6 months - the problem is all the different advice you get from everyone - it's stressful and confusing.

If posssible just sell your car and fly over, rent a car and buy asap.

Mark



The problem with that is a lot of people who move abroad are on strict budgets and wish to bring their car that is relatively worthless on the open market but it's been reliable and not worth getting rid of as you never know what you're going to end up with for the same price range.

I must say I'm somewhat confused about people 'complaining' about the Spanish car registration process as I've just babysat my cousin through the process (reg a UK plated lhd car) and it seemed far less complicated than the UK process.

Sure the RHD registration is a little more complicated with the modifications but as they are generally very basic modifications which anyone who is semi confident with a screw/torque driver can do the modifications themselves.

Infact the only real negative is the practical side of driving a RHD car in a LHD country long term.


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Re: how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:03 am

Thanks very much for the info - you hit the nail on the head, we haven' t got alot of money to play around with and would rather keep my english car for the 6months and know that i've got transport rather than getting to spain and not being able to afford to buy another car.
Natalie x

 

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Re: how long car i keep my engish car in spain??

Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:23 am

- pinknataliefern2005

Thanks very much for the info - you hit the nail on the head, we haven' t got alot of money to play around with and would rather keep my english car for the 6months and know that i've got transport rather than getting to spain and not being able to afford to buy another car.
Natalie x



No problem at all Natalie and I hope you enjoy your new life in Spain!

When/if you come to registering it in Spain and need some advice on the modifications let me know and i'll do my best to help and save you as much as possible.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:04 am

I understnd there are companies that buy Uk reg cars in Spain. I am sure you do not get the actual value. But I also undertand that a good used car in Spain is a lot cheaper than buying one in the UK. Is that true? What is the best way to buy a used vehicle in Spain?

 

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