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Old Jun 13th 2009, 3:01 pm
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Basically can anyone recommend any sites where they have bought vehicles and can recommend?
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Old Jun 13th 2009, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
Basically can anyone recommend any sites where they have bought vehicles and can recommend?
there are absolutely loads of LHD dealers in UK
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...+dealers&meta=
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Originally Posted by spain View Post
there are absolutely loads of LHD dealers in UK
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...+dealers&meta=
Yes, but, it is the recommendation that is useful.
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
Yes, but, it is the recommendation that is useful.
I would not hesitate to recommend www.Kilrushcars.com based in Guildford. Small family business, personal touch, I received a superb service from them and a fair price when I traded in my RHD car for a LHD
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I would not hesitate to recommend ...
Just out of interest, how do you go about re-registering a foreign (e.g. french) LHD car in Spain? Is it any different from registering an RHD one.
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Just out of interest, how do you go about re-registering a foreign (e.g. french) LHD car in Spain? Is it any different from registering an RHD one.
Pete_I,

Sorry do not know the answer to that question. My LHD Car purchased from Kilrush cars was ex Belgium lease car, imported into UK and placed onto UK plates. I then owned it for 6 months before driving to Spain and registering in the normal manner (using an excelllent lady called Amanda). Cost in total about 750euro. Saved myself 80euro by having a Certificate of Conformity with the car which meant no need for an ITV technical inspection report (just had to put it through the ITV).
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Originally Posted by pete_l View Post
Just out of interest, how do you go about re-registering a foreign (e.g. french) LHD car in Spain? Is it any different from registering an RHD one.

No difference the paperwork will be the same...we done it with a LHD from The Netherlands.
I do not understand what cymruambyth means by "Saved myself 80euro by having a Certificate of Conformity with the car which meant no need for an ITV technical inspection report (just had to put it through the ITV)."
An ITV is a roadworthy test so if the car is over a certain age it will need to go through the ITV. The test is less than 80€
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Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo View Post
No difference the paperwork will be the same...we done it with a LHD from The Netherlands.
I do not understand what cymruambyth means by "Saved myself 80euro by having a Certificate of Conformity with the car which meant no need for an ITV technical inspection report (just had to put it through the ITV)."
An ITV is a roadworthy test so if the car is over a certain age it will need to go through the ITV. The test is less than 80€
If you don't have a certificate of conformity, the vehicle has to be inspected by an engineer to ensure it is as it left the factory. This is before it can be put through an ITV.
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Originally Posted by valenciatim View Post
If you don't have a certificate of conformity, the vehicle has to be inspected by an engineer to ensure it is as it left the factory. This is before it can be put through an ITV.
And this costs about 80euro(ish)
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
Basically can anyone recommend any sites where they have bought vehicles and can recommend?
Have you thought of buying privately?

I ask as I sold my LHD car to a dealer. It was on their site for twice as much as they paid me.

You can order a LHD from some UK main dealerships.

IF you can find out if they are stuck with any, you might get a bargain, and not pay the inflated prices the LHD boys ask.

Have you considerd buying in Germany?

The € is now moving in your favour, can you wait a while?
Do try to get the COC as it could save time in Spain.

Good luck.
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Hi Chiclanagir,

Yes read the local "Baywatch" and look for the add "LHD 4 Spain", both Gilly & Sjoren are trustworthy.

If you are looking to do it yourself, send me a pm again and I will send you our costs and procedures; Mike & I have done over 200 cars

There is no difference between re-plating LHD or RHD except perhaps the lights. However a LHD van is a different matter and should be considered impossible.

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Hi Chiclanagir,

Yes read the local "Baywatch" and look for the add "LHD 4 Spain", both Gilly & Sjoren are trustworthy.

If you are looking to do it yourself, send me a pm again and I will send you our costs and procedures; Mike & I have done over 200 cars

There is no difference between re-plating LHD or RHD except perhaps the lights. However a LHD van is a different matter and should be considered impossible.

Davexf
Sorry I was not impressed with LHD4Spain. Did speak to him and he was very offhand and not interested as we were not in his price bracket. Hoping that we could get a LHD on Spanish plates in the UK.
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Originally Posted by jimmbo View Post
Have you thought of buying privately?

I ask as I sold my LHD car to a dealer. It was on their site for twice as much as they paid me.

You can order a LHD from some UK main dealerships.

IF you can find out if they are stuck with any, you might get a bargain, and not pay the inflated prices the LHD boys ask.

Have you considerd buying in Germany?

The € is now moving in your favour, can you wait a while?
Do try to get the COC as it could save time in Spain.

Good luck.
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What is a COC?
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What is a COC?

Originally Posted by valenciatim View Post
If you don't have a certificate of conformity, the vehicle has to be inspected by an engineer to ensure it is as it left the factory. This is before it can be put through an ITV.

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What is a COC?
certificate of conformity
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