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Buying a car

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:54pm
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Linda19

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Location: Camposol

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Hi all only 10 more days and we will be living in Camposol, we’re hiring a car for couple weeks on arrival but will need to buy a car ASAP any advise would be appreciated 

PhilTox

PhilTox

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Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10pm

Posts: 94

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10pm

Hi there, well done, we made the jump 4 months ago and no regrets 😁. Expect your know 2nd hand cars  over here hold a good price and are generally high kilometerage? Having said that we bit the bullet and bought a really nice car from carsinspain and he took our rhd sportage in px.  Worth checking out his website. He also sorted our paperwork and insurance, maybe not the cheapest but got us going and we can shop around at our leisure next year 💶

Linda19

Linda19

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Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:11pm

Posts: 18

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:11pm

Thank you

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Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:12am

Posts: 638

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:12am

Try the car dealers on A sector .

chevybaz

Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:00pm

Posts: 16

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:00pm

Hi there,

We've moved over into our Sec D home in May with the thought of buying a vehicle out here.

As we don't find the driving position in our UK vehicle a problem, there are 3 main questions we've asked ourselves:

1. Are we staying here permanently or going back to UK regularly?

2. In Murcia, can we buy a vehicle of comparable use and reliability to the one we already have?

3. If Brexit happens, what difference will it make?

Our own conclusion was to travel across with our own very reliable UK vehicle. In order to do that we've covered our insurance for up to 270 days on the continent and also taken out a relevant Europe wide breakdown/recovery.

If everything goes - 'you know where' with Brexit - and the worst set of circumstances applied, and the letter of the European Law is invoked in Spain, my understanding is that we'll only be allowed to stay for up to 90 days in any 180. With that doubt at the moment and uncertainty in mind we've decided not to buy an added burden of a Spanish Registered car.

Just a thought for consideration

Cheers  

Roland

Roland

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Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:41pm

Posts: 790

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:41pm

So what are you doing about an MOT ??

Presuming your car needs one.

Just a thought not a criticism.

chevybaz

Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:25pm

Posts: 16

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:25pm

Hi,

Not taken as any criticism at all.

If it becomes 3 months maximum stay then we will arrange to travel back with it to UK on one of those return trips for a service and MOT.

As I've tried to say, our decisions are made simply because of the uncertainty around the Brexit issues - if it happens

catastrophically

If things don't change then the need to buy a local Spanish vehicle becomes a more sensible option.

Cheers

Linda19

Linda19

Original Poster

Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:26pm

Posts: 18

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:26pm

Thank you very much

Jaz

Jaz

Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:50pm

Posts: 39

Location: Isla Plana

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:50pm

Hi there, interesting post. If you don’t mind me asking which company did you use for both car insurance for 270 days and European breakdown. We currently have cover for 180 days per annum with Saga and it includes European breakdown. As you say, depending on Brexit two “ stays” of 90 days each in Europe would be covered by our current insurance, and having to exit all European countries for 90 days in between then we probably don’t need to increase cover. Jaz

chevybaz

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:45pm

Posts: 16

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:45pm

Hi there,

My car is 'Green Card' Insured (and with recovery policy) with Sterling Insurance ( just 'google') - Annual Cover throughout EU

And my motorhome is insured with CaravanGuard - 270 days cover In EU.

Cheers  

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