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29 Apr 2013 13:26 by elaineandchad Star rating in Manchester/Costa Bla.... 53 posts Send private message

Thinking about buying a car for when we move over to Spain (hopefully soon) can anyone give any advice, we have looked at cars in England and got a rough idea of prices and of course we will be doing the same when we are over in Spain again, we will be buying the car round about September time, has anyone gone through the same thing and has any advice to give about the difference in prices and so on, anything would be appreciated.

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29 Apr 2013 13:41 by bobaol Star rating. 2257 posts Send private message

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Car prices in Spain are roughly similar to UK until the car gets to about 4 years old. Anything older will be cons7derably more in Spain. Also look around carefully as dealers vary greatly in Spain. For example, a 3 yo Focus from one dealerin Torrevieja at €8400 and €7100 from a different one just up the road. The comparison price will also change depending on the exchange rate, even a couple of cents either way will be quite a big difference.
Bringing a UK reg car will cost somewhere around €1000 to put on Spanish plates including new headlights, registration fees and inspection etc so bear that in mind (plus the steering wheel will be on the wrong side). Even a previously registered Spanish car will cost to have it re-registered.
Personally, if a newish car is wanted with all paperwork done then I would buy in Spain but ensure all taxes etc are up to date. You could be liable for a year or so road tax otherwise.
You don't say where you are moving to but autoscout24.es is a good site. In Torrevieja they are sold at Goldcar sales which has a good reputation for standard, price, condition and range plus they do all the paperwork for you.





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29 Apr 2013 13:51 by elaineandchad Star rating in Manchester/Costa Bla.... 53 posts Send private message

Thank you very much, any information is good information, many thanks x





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29 Apr 2013 14:16 by tamaraessex Star rating in Colmenar, Malaga. 508 posts Send private message

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Hiya - depending on whether you've already got experience driving on the continent, you might want to think about buying a little cheap runabout for the first few months, so you don't mind it getting bumped and scraped, then getting something better after about six months. I had a 12-year old Seat Ibiza bought from a mechanic in my village, then after three months I took advantage of the government scrappage scheme (Plan PIVE) and traded it in for scrap and got €2,000 off a 6-month old Seat Mii - the government gave me twice what I'd paid for it! Plus I'd got used to driving onSpanish roads and parking in my very narrow street, so was more relaxed about driving a more valuable car (it was still dead cheap though).

Wrote a blog post about buying a second-hand car in Spain - "A Question of Trust", blog post number 14 in the link below. My recommendation is to buy one off someone recommended by your neighbours. Also another blog post, number 39, about buying the new car. Hope that helps!

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29 Apr 2013 14:34 by elaineandchad Star rating in Manchester/Costa Bla.... 53 posts Send private message

Thank you, Im ok with the driving we have been coming over for six years now so I get a fair bit of driving in each time we come over but I am very grateful for the info and you taking the time to reply.

Elaine x



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03 May 2013 11:09 by jagi Star rating in San Javier. 17 posts Send private message

Hello Elaine, My name is Jose Antonio and I work for the Ford dealer in fron of Dos Mares Commercial Centre in San Javier - Murcia.(carretera N 332 km 35)

I woul like to let you know that we have brand new Ford cars as well as second hand Fords and other brands and prices for all butgets. In our second hand cars we give a 12 month guarantee and the car is fully service.

We have also have paint shop, body repair and general service for your car.

We would be very happy to assist you .

Best regards.

Jose Antonio.

Ford, Automoviles Galera

968 19 18 16 - 24





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03 May 2013 11:31 by elaineandchad Star rating in Manchester/Costa Bla.... 53 posts Send private message

Thank you Jose, I will bear that in mind, many thanks



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04 May 2013 07:20 by ob123 Star rating in Southern Ireland. 182 posts Send private message

My advice to you all don't buy a second hand car in Spain, buy  a new one, the first car I bought was a cut and shut, and the second one clocked, I now have a new VW Passat superb car 60 miles to the gallon......





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05 May 2013 12:35 by elaineandchad Star rating in Manchester/Costa Bla.... 53 posts Send private message

Thank you, we will certainly bear that in mind.





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05 May 2013 21:35 by tamaraessex Star rating in Colmenar, Malaga. 508 posts Send private message

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Buying second-hand in Spain doesn't ALWAYS involve being ripped off ob123 !!!! I bought my first ancient Seat Ibiza off a local mechanic, recommended by my insurance man, and by my neighbours (all Spanish). They wanted to make sure I got a decent car, and didn't want the embarrassment of it all going wrong for me! OK, I traded it in for a new one under the government scrappage scheme but who wouldn't grab the opportunity of getting twice the price back in a government subsidy. I love my little brand new car, but it's perfectly possible to get a good second-hand runabout too, especially if you ask your neighbours and contacts locally. I certainly wouldn't buy one from a dealer on th Costas, nor from a Brit who is about to move back to the UK.

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