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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by jdr
Pay attention to Zels post, he is the main man on this subject. ;-))
Thats weird, the wrong quote showed up, it was meant in answer to andy. ;-(
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by andyrich666
My friends in Spain, they only ever drive from there home to the local shops, so I guess they never see teh Guardia, but for me I will be doing a lot of driving over the Alicante and Murcia regions, and possibly If I get a Van a monthly trip to Madrid in connection with my work.

Im glad ive read this forum for the info Ive picked up tonight, even if ive sounded a little bigheaded its not the way I mean to be

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No problem, the whole thing can be confusing, especially if you are getting advice from people who are basically breaking the law ... they may get away with it, but one day it catches up with them and ....

Don't forget, if theyve been here for any amount of time they are quite likely uninsured as their MOTs have expired
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Can I just say for the record that I absolutely love the OP's username, and I think I may have been looking for you all my life!
I wasn`t gonna mention that, LOL
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:59 am
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I wasn`t gonna mention that, LOL
how could I not??
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:00 am
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Mitzy, your quote didn`t show ?
I got my own quote off your post ????
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I hope they don`t post in the lounge.....
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I hope they don`t post in the lounge.....
they'd be in biiiiiiiiig trouble

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I hope they don`t post in the lounge.....
I sincerely hope they do!

In fact I for one am going to encourage them to......


whats the betting they are a previous poster?
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 10:49 am
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This is just a general impression and is no way associated with anyone on this thread or site at all..

But it always seems to be mostly in Spain where people try their arm and drive around in illegal registered vehicles.

Makes my blood boil as I've been hit by someone who was uninsured in Spain and I had to foot my repair bill

I guess people believe what they want to believe and that tends to be from 'arm chair experts' and that famous expat bush telegraph/urban miff syndrome.

The odd thing is most of the owners of these vehicles would never roam around back in the UK with a car in the same situation! I can not work out the logic behind it.. Saving a few euros? what happens if you're caught or in an accident?!?

Seems strange behaviour when most of us have moved to Spain for a less stressful life.
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Sorry to thread highjack but i have a 1 year old car which i was hoping to move to spain with, from what i've read here unless i can transport it back to the UK each year for it's MOT then it won't be legal? Is there no way of registering it as a spanish car?
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Sorry to thread highjack but i have a 1 year old car which i was hoping to move to spain with, from what i've read here unless i can transport it back to the UK each year for it's MOT then it won't be legal? Is there no way of registering it as a spanish car?
Im unsure too however once a year for a mot be a nice driving holiday

I do not want to give my car up i love it
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Originally Posted by CliffG
Sorry to thread highjack but i have a 1 year old car which i was hoping to move to spain with, from what i've read here unless i can transport it back to the UK each year for it's MOT then it won't be legal? Is there no way of registering it as a spanish car?
You can re-register your car in Spain. Your British MOT will not be recognised though and you will have to have a Spanish MOT (ITV) this can only be done after you have the lights changed for LHD. The re-registering is a long drawn out process and isn't for the light hearted or easily stressed. Having a Spanish speaker with you would help, you can even pay someone to do it all for you.
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Originally Posted by Miss Naughty

I do not want to give my car up i love it
Same, the only reason i bought a brand new car was because i was going to keep it for 6 years or so . Guess that plan is out the window. Actually, i get 3 years without having to renew MOT so will be ok for a bit.
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Originally Posted by Lionda
You can re-register your car in Spain. Your British MOT will not be recognised though and you will have to have a Spanish MOT (ITV) this can only be done after you have the lights changed for LHD. The re-registering is a long drawn out process and isn't for the light hearted or easily stressed. Having a Spanish speaker with you would help, you can even pay someone to do it all for you.
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Do you know if it is expensive to re-register your car?
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Hi Lionda


Do you know if it is expensive to re-register your car?
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Yes it is quite expensive, we paid 90 euros for the ITV plus 98 euros for the inspection (they measure the car amongst other things and make out a special report) this is done at the same time as the ITV. The ITV lasts for 2 years, the cost of changing the lights varies according to the model of the car, ours cost about 185 euros for each light then there was the garage charge on top. Car tax is cheaper , we paid 25 euros for 6 months to take us to the end of the year. You are given a number and have to get the plates made up, ours cost 18 euros and they were done in 15 mins.
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