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Car buying question..

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Never owned a car before but now might be the time to buy one. Say I wan't to buy a car from Bob. Bob isn't a car dealer, he's just your average Joe who wants to sell his car..

What do I need to do to be able to legally drive the car from Bob's driveway to mine? What sort of insurance?

What do I need to do once I've got the car to make it legally mine?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
What do I need to do once I've got the car to make it legally mine?

Reverse it into the garage, but make sure the door is shut first!

If you want to drive it any distance on a public highway then you need to be insured. Get someone else to drive it for you.
#2
let bob drive you home
#3
Say Bob doesnt wanna drive me home and doesnt live any where near me.
#4
make sure u send paper work off 2 DVLA:thumbsup:
#5
baconsandwich;2296958
Say Bob doesnt wanna drive me home and doesnt live any where near me.

You need insurance then.
#6
Don't buy off Bob, he's well dodgy, in fact they call him "Dodgy Bob" :thumbsup:
#7
you need to make sure the car has road tax,mot and that you are or the person you would like to drive it for you is insured
#8
In order to drive this car at all on public roads you need insurance. Some insurance companies (I think Norwich Union did this recently) will give you free 7 day cover if you get a quote, so you could try that. But really you need insurance. You need insurance even to test drive the car. You also need to make sure the car is taxed and has a current MOT. And you need to get the transfer part of the registration document. My advice if you have never done this before is to take along someone who has. You might also find that a friend or a relative with fully comp insurance is insured (3rd party) to drive any car, so they could drive it home for you.

Also before you buy, HPI the car. Really, you need to ensure there is no finance on it and that bob is the owner (and that it hasn't been written off). Then you send the doc to DVLA as Julie 2 suggests. Good luck!
#9
masterbrown;2296994
Don't buy off Bob, he's well dodgy, in fact they call him "Dodgy Bob" :thumbsup:

But Dodgy Bob is an Average Joe according to the OP. :p
#10
also - you could get the car delivered by someone with a car trailer.
there are companies that do this too, depending on the distance it could be say £100
i got a quote once to get a car delivered from ireland to the uk - door to door service was going to be £279
#11
you can get insurance by the day:

http://www.norwichunion.com/short-term-insurance/pricing.htm

Or just sort out your proper insurance before you go to collect....
#12
twinks
Most car insurance policies now allow the driver to drive a car third party not belonging to them, so could you take someone with you to drive it home for you who has insurance?


That doesn't work and DON'T TRY IT. While it is true most people can drive others cars 3rd party, if you get stopped and that particular car hasn't got its own policy the police will seize it and have it towed.
#13
I assume the seller has a policy on the car Shengis. If they don't they are risking a lot allowing test drives.
#14
Paidia
I assume the seller has a policy on the car Shengis. If they don't they are risking a lot allowing test drives.


But once sold, the policy becomes null and void as they are no longer the owner/keeper. But yeah, I suppose if they have got a policy on it the ANPR wouldn't flag the car so you would be less likely to be pulled ;-)

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