LHD back to UK

Old Feb 18th 2008, 6:41 pm
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Default LHD back to UK

Hello there,

I am contemplating coming back to the UK (after 12years) and am very attached to my car....

However, it's a LHD and 4x4. Will the LHD issue cause me any problems? Am i even allowed to register it, etc???

Any comments very appreciated!
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Old Feb 19th 2008, 12:53 am
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Hello again! Has anyone brought a Left hand drive back to the UK and what pitfalls are there?
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Old Feb 19th 2008, 3:46 am
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Hello again! Has anyone brought a Left hand drive back to the UK and what pitfalls are there?
In 2000 I brought a US car back to the UK. If you can get through the SVA test (do a quick search for it), you'll be fine. Resale is lower and insurance can be more expensive.

Driving is also one where you have to be careful. Overtaking is a little more difficult as is coming out of junctions. This is mainly as your sitting on the wrong side.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Dave_Was
In 2000 I brought a US car back to the UK. If you can get through the SVA test (do a quick search for it), you'll be fine. Resale is lower and insurance can be more expensive.

Driving is also one where you have to be careful. Overtaking is a little more difficult as is coming out of junctions. This is mainly as your sitting on the wrong side.

Good luck.
If the odometer is metric I think you'll also have to have it changed to Imperial. At least a friend of mine did...
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here is a link from a couple of years back on same subject

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...35#post3139735
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