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    Pre-Purchase Import Car HPI check advice required?

    Hi,

    I have seen a vehicle which is priced below book price, has low mileage and one previous owner but would be an import.

    The vehicle is 2nd hand and currently registered in the Isle of Man but the person selling the car is currently in the process of transferring this across to DVLA and licensing this in the UK and then Mot'ing and Taxing the car.

    He's also offered me the option of purchasing the car as it currently is and then I could transfer to the above and thus the previous owner count will not increase. I should mention the car was given as a gift by a family relative so it is not currently registered in their name.

    Which of the above two would be the better and safer option with regards to the registration?
    I would also like to do a HPI check but I'm unsure where to do this as hpicheck.com mentions that it does not cover vehicles registered outside the UK, any help on this would be appreciated, as Id like to move on this fast if its worthwhile before anyone else beats me to it! 

    Thanks,
    G

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    Why is it classed as an import?

    As for a HPI check, If it was bought in the Isle of Man, No need, I think 1 car has been broken into/nicked in the last 2 years.

    The DVLA and Manx database are both now connected so if you wish to do a HPI check, It should be possible.

    As for low miles, Its a false economy, We have the mountain road were people can rag their cars over the mountain at 100+mph if they wanted to, Tons of hills (High rev's, Low gears!) and constant start stop traffic, Cars don't really get a proper leg stretching.

    Of course thats not every car though and their are nice examples.

    Original Poster

    Hi,

    Does no-one know how I could go about doing a HPI check then?

    Thanks,
    G

    Yes, Hence why I said :

    he DVLA and Manx database are both now connected so if you wish to do a … he DVLA and Manx database are both now connected so if you wish to do a HPI check, It should be possible



    If you ring to do a HPI check they will be able to tell you.

    gagandeeptiwana

    Hi,Which of the above two would be the better and safer option with … Hi,Which of the above two would be the better and safer option with regards to the registration?G



    Buy it as a UK registered and MOT'd vehicle.

    I would be suspicious of the person not actually being the registered owner of the vehicle as well.

    Also bear in mind an " import " will attract a higher insurance premium in most cases.

    Its not classed as an import at all!, The IOM isn't a foreign country, its part of the British isles..............I live here!.

    Your best bet would be (Or the seller) to drive the car across to Liverpool/Heysham, Get it Mot'd and taxed and you can actually drive the car in the UK on Manx plates (so no MOT and still on Manx tax) for upto 6 months to...

    Its really simple, We've bought a car from the UK, Its just a reverse process.

    Yes, you are right.
    Also check to see if the car was originally a uk reg one, that was taken over to IOM.
    Also you cannot tax an IOM car over here. It must have english plates.

    Iom-RF

    Its not classed as an import at all!, The IOM isn't a foreign country, … Its not classed as an import at all!, The IOM isn't a foreign country, its part of the British isles..............I live here!..




    It depends on how you read the OP.

    I read it as being an import to the I.O.M, many second hand cars are imported from Japan, which would add an insurance premium.

    Inactive

    It depends on how you read the OP.I read it as being an import to the … It depends on how you read the OP.I read it as being an import to the I.O.M, many second hand cars are imported from Japan, which would add an insurance premium.



    Ah yes, Then that would be correct, If you import a car from say Japan to the IOM, Then yes, Thats classed as a grey import like the UK, Higher insurance etc.

    But buying a car on the IOM and taking it across to the UK isn't classed as an import!! :giggle:

    Original Poster

    Hi,

    As mentioned I would like to get a hpi check done before viewing the vehicle as it's down south and a fair bit to travel. Where can i get this check done, as hpicheck.com can only check on vehicles uk registered which this car currently is not?

    Cheers.
    G

    How old is it ?

    You don't have to get an MOT in the IOM - so could you trust a 2nd car car if over 3 years old ?

    ChrisUK

    How old is it ?You don't have to get an MOT in the IOM - so could you … How old is it ?You don't have to get an MOT in the IOM - so could you trust a 2nd car car if over 3 years old ?



    Cars still have to be road worthy and should be/our encouraged to get serviced at least every year,

    Your best bet Gaga would be to ring the DVLA and ask.

    For things like this, The IOM is often seen as part of the UK, So HPI check will probably work.
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