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Old Aug 16th 2019, 1:21 pm
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Question Buying a car/van - Santander

Hello,

I will be moving to Spain for 9 months minimum to work in Santander. I will be getting an NIE number due to working. I'm finding it hard to find information on line on how easy it is to buy a vehicle.. Sounds like buying there is better than brining one in. Any advice appreciated!!
Ideally I would like to buy a campervan but otherwise a car will do.
What documentation would I need
How easy is it to buy a van/car?
Any tips on things I should look out for!

Thanks
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Old Aug 16th 2019, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by tobeornot
Hello,

I will be moving to Spain for 9 months minimum to work in Santander. I will be getting an NIE number due to working. I'm finding it hard to find information on line on how easy it is to buy a vehicle.. Sounds like buying there is better than brining one in. Any advice appreciated!!
Ideally I would like to buy a campervan but otherwise a car will do.
What documentation would I need
How easy is it to buy a van/car?
Any tips on things I should look out for!

Thanks
hi tobeornoti know you defiantly need to be on the padron, have you thought off looking on line car higher very cheap at the moment , many on line sites
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For only 9 months, I would rent rather than buy.

Please note: You cannot legally drive a UK registered vehicle in Spain for 9 months.

It is very easy to buy, but if you don't know what to look for it is very easy to buy a lemon.

Any reputable dealer will advise what you need and most will arrange the paperwork for you. I would advise you do not buy a private sale.

Enjoy your time in Santander :-)
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For only 9 months, I would rent rather than buy.

Please note: You cannot legally drive a UK registered vehicle in Spain for 9 months.

It is very easy to buy, but if you don't know what to look for it is very easy to buy a lemon.

Any reputable dealer will advise what you need and most will arrange the paperwork for you. I would advise you do not buy a private sale.

Enjoy your time in Santander :-)
missile!!! There you go mate good advice take it!!!there are funny rules in Spain 🇪🇸 if you don’t live here full time!!!good fortune
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missile!!! There you go mate good advice take it!!!there are funny rules in Spain 🇪🇸 if you don’t live here full time!!!good fortune
Thanks. You are a good man who doesn't suffer fools and calls a spade a shovel
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Originally Posted by missile
For only 9 months, I would rent rather than buy.

Please note: You cannot legally drive a UK registered vehicle in Spain for 9 months.

It is very easy to buy, but if you don't know what to look for it is very easy to buy a lemon.

Any reputable dealer will advise what you need and most will arrange the paperwork for you. I would advise you do not buy a private sale.

Enjoy your time in Santander :-)
Is it possible to rent a car for 9 months? Would this not be pretty expensive? Thanks for the advice
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It is possible and I would suggest not more expensive and a lot less hassle than buying, insuring and selling. Go online for a quote.
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Thanks. You are a good man who doesn't suffer fools and calls a spade a shovel
Hi missile,you know me well moriati ! I call it a shovel
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