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    part ex foreign registered car

    hi there, i've been looking on google and can't seem to find much information on the subject, i'm a student here and my car's breaking down massively, to the point where bringing it back to its country of origin would be dangerous and it would cost me more to repair than to buy a used car here, so I was wondering if anyone's had any experience with using a car as part exchange or even scrapping (even though I wouldn't want to scrap a 5 year old car) despite having foreign plates in order to get a UK registered car.

    any tips would be helpful, thanks!

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    What car do you have ?

    Original Poster

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    What car do you have ?


    2008 ford ka (mk1)

    andreapedrazzini

    2008 ford ka (mk1)



    A Ford Ka no brainer scrap it!

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    adamsxi

    A Ford Ka no brainer scrap it!


    really? I'd get 1000 to 2500 for the car if it were in working condition, minus the repairs. so my guess is that I might be getting about 400-500 quid for it? scrapping would surely get me less than that.

    Assuming it's an LHD car, I can't see anyone would want take it in PX. A dealer would need to be able to make a profit. Would you be able to get it to France and sell it there (at least it's the correct driving position for France)?
    Otherwise, if it's uneconomic to repair you don't have much choice

    The strange thing is if you were to sell the parts on ebay you would do well, but you would get your hands very dirty.

    allowed

    The strange thing is if you were to sell the parts on ebay you would do … The strange thing is if you were to sell the parts on ebay you would do well, but you would get your hands very dirty.



    Or if you're not mechanically minded, you could just put the car on ebay and hope for the best?

    Btw, if your car has been in the UK for more six months it is illegal to drive on foreign plates!
    7. Temporary imports

    You must tax and register your vehicle in the UK straight away if you … You must tax and register your vehicle in the UK straight away if you become a resident in the UK or your stay is longer than 6 months.

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    Ar460rn

    Btw, if your car has been in the UK for more six months it is illegal to … Btw, if your car has been in the UK for more six months it is illegal to drive on foreign plates!7. Temporary imports



    my permanent residence is not in the UK and it goes back and forth for term time/holidays
    Edited by: "andreapedrazzini" 18th Jun 2014

    Ar460rn

    Btw, if your car has been in the UK for more six months it is illegal to … Btw, if your car has been in the UK for more six months it is illegal to drive on foreign plates!7. Temporary imports



    Shame DVLA don't enforce that ruling too often. Got a street full on non Uk reg'd cars and 3 have been here for 8 years and they don't seem to have an issue. They all work and live here plus have never left the country

    You could always post the car on ebay or gumtree with all the known faults listed. Advertise that it's for spares/repairs and sold as seen with the known faults and anything beyond that is buyer beware. Best to deal in cash in those circumstances obviously to avoid you experiencing issues. To cover yourself, I'd type up a contract of sale and get the buyer and an independent witness to sign it too making sure it says the agree to buying sold as seen and listing all the known faults in addition to them buying it on the understanding that they have inspected it and are happy should there be any other gremlins you have not yet found.

    Otherwise webuyanycar type sites are popular but you will get practically nothing for the car.

    to part ex a foreign car in UK, you have to reregister with dvla, we looked into this last year

    andreapedrazzini

    my permanent residence is not in the UK and it goes back and forth for … my permanent residence is not in the UK and it goes back and forth for term time/holidays



    Only now it isn't capable of getting there and back, so it needs to be registered in the UK and having an MOT here as well as paying for UK road fund licence and no doubt valid insurance.

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    Only now it isn't capable of getting there and back, so it needs to be … Only now it isn't capable of getting there and back, so it needs to be registered in the UK and having an MOT here as well as paying for UK road fund licence and no doubt valid insurance.

    and that's why I want to sell it to buy a UK registered one...

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    smyler61

    to part ex a foreign car in UK, you have to reregister with dvla, we … to part ex a foreign car in UK, you have to reregister with dvla, we looked into this last year


    thanks does that involve an MOT etc?

    andreapedrazzini

    thanks does that involve an MOT etc?



    https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/registering-an-imported-vehicle

    http:[email protected][email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_199220.pdf

    Those outline the process. However, all things considered it will possibly be best to get rid of the car as it will cost you to swap it over, the car will be harder to sell as a left hand drive later on and you will get less for the car because it's not a UK spec. Additionally, as an import the car in most cases will be more expensive to insure.
    Edited by: "Astec123" 19th Jun 2014

    Follow the link provided at Post # 8, it is very complicated and much depends on the " home " country of the vehicle ie; EU or non EU.

    To be honest, it would be easier if you could get the car back to it's home country and get rid of it there.

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    Astec123

    https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/registering-an-imported-vehiclehttp:[email protected][email protected][email protected]/documents/digitalasset/dg_199220.pdfThose outline the process.


    wow by the looks of it i'm better off abandoning it in a scrap yard. thanks for that, didn't realise all of it applied for just a sale
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