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Offline ANGIE

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IMPORTING UK CAR TO TENERIFE
« on: June 04, 2009 »
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  • Can anyone give advice re importing rhd uk car to Tenerife this September?  Have a BMW320SE which has only done 30,000 miles from new and I would get very little for it here so thought to bring it out to Tenerife.  Have been advised that we can drive it in Tenerife for 12 months without importing it but then obviously would have to import it.  Any advice on this topic would be much appreciated.

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    « Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009 »
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  • We looked into this last year as we just couldn't sell back in the UK, our car was 18 months old, Shogun sport, value in UK from new was 26k, had 16,000 miles and the cost just to register was approx 6 to 7,000 euros and that wasn't including any other 'legal' paperwork that had to be completed or the cost of bringing vehicle over. In the end it just wasn't worth it. We also found quite a lot of companies in the UK (mainly Nottingham area) that will do part ex for a LHD and cars that have been already registered in Spain, if you search in Google for Left hand drive cars in UK, you should find plenty of suppliers, this might be another option to look into. Hope this has helped you.

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    Re: IMPORTING UK CAR TO TENERIFE
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  • Thanks for your answer on this oone.  I feel same as you but my husband thinks it would be ok !  There is now a ferry from Portugal which is much cheaper than from Cadiz but even so, knowing the complexities of Spanish paperwork and the many variants on what you need to do and where, I wonder whether it's worth it.  I will explore the 'net' and hope to find suitable car in England tobring out on Spanish plates I think.

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    Re: IMPORTING UK CAR TO TENERIFE
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  • Can anyone give advice re importing rhd uk car to Tenerife this September?  Have a BMW320SE which has only done 30,000 miles from new and I would get very little for it here so thought to bring it out to Tenerife.  Have been advised that we can drive it in Tenerife for 12 months without importing it but then obviously would have to import it.  Any advice on this topic would be much appreciated.

    If you send me a private message I can put you in touch with a friend who lives here and knows all the ins and outs (including costs) of importing vehicles to Tenerife.

    cheers