1) What is the description on the logbook , turismo or mixto adaptable?
2) was it ever licenced as a taxi ? Rules for these are different.
3)Is it a spanish vehicle from new or imported from another eu country ? Depending on the country the vehicle would have been classifeied as what it was registered as originally & in the Netherlands many are registered as vans & have no rear seats.
I can't see that the law can have been changed as A) I ITv'd my Carnival in february for 2 years again. B) If it was now classed as commercial you would have to have the log-book changed . C) If they are trying to re-classify them as commercial without changing the log-book then I would have thought there would be insurance problems as you would only be covered for social, domestic & pleasure use .
Don't confuse the issue by dragging in Berlingos , doblos, partners , turneo connects, etc; as they are completely different..
In the uk these are classed as "car derived vans" & are classed 'PLG? (private ,light goods) & are the same as cars. Here in Spain until recently anything based on a van was a van, a van & nothing but a van & was registered as mixtoadaptable & required commercial vehicle insurance. I know I was caught out by this when buying new , years ago.
A Ford dealer told me recently that it is now possible to register , from new, the ford tourneo connect as turismo as long as it has a maximum of 5 seats & you are not self-employed ( autonomo ) or a ltd company. If you are either of these it has to be mixto adaptable & if you purchase the 7 seater it also has to be registered for commercial use.I would assume that it is the same for other manufacturers 'car-derived' vehicles.
In spain Carnivals have always been sold as a car. There is no 'van' equivalent.
You can do the ITV any time up to & including the date on the book. The day following is legally a 300€ fine , but no one ever gets one ! Perhaps when the day comes that they tie up their insurance, itv & owners data-bases it'll be a different story.This message was last edited by guslopez on 06/05/2012.