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getal


Joined: 13/11/2009
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Message Posted:
13/11/2009 17:32

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I have peugot 307 2002 and I am bringing it to northern cyprus could anywhon tell me how much this would cost me in tax etc and would I be allowed to keep it indefinatley in trnc



shippo


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13/11/2009 17:51

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They will not allow you to import the vehicle here as it is over 3 years old. A european car under 1600cc is the cheapest import duty but it has to be under three years old at the time you bring it in. If you put 12 months tax on it in the UK before you bring it out they will allow you 12 months before you have to pay the import duty and register it here. In the present climate it would probably be cheaper to tax it for the 12 months in the UK. I imported a Ford Ranger four cab last year, 12 months tax in the UK was 180.00. It has cost me double this amount in TRNC. The tax and import duty was calculated at around 3000 on the vehicle. Ipaid 6000 for the vehicle in the UK plus the 3000 but they have valued it at 12,000. In my experience it is cheaper to bring one from the UK rather than buy one here. Hope this helps.



minertor



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13/11/2009 18:14

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If you've owned it from new, you may be able to import it. Check it out first though as the laws change more than the UK weather. You pay about 50% of whatever they value it at. Mileage is not used in TRNC valuation. Tax for my Zafira this year 945tl. Last year 1050tl.



Tony



judyr


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01/12/2009 14:29

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Hi, I want to bring my car over but it is older than 3 years registered in 2005. I am however the only registered owner so will that make a difference?



yorgozlu



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01/12/2009 14:42

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if the vehicle is over 3 years of age,it must have been in your name at least 5 years,for you to be allowad to register it in TRNC.For commercials,like twin cabs or vans max age is 8 years.



To learn these,it cost me an arm and a leg.



cyprusairsoft



Joined: 22/06/2009
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01/12/2009 14:56

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buy here sell the pug in uk and put towards car in trnc save yourself lot of hassle



elkiton



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01/12/2009 15:41

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Drove my "new" twin cab Ranger over from the UK, no problem, and assuming you like new cars, much cheaper than buying a new one here even after the costs of duty etc.

TonyE



cyprusian


Joined: 01/12/2009
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01/12/2009 21:08

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I brought a Zafira into the TRNC a couple of years ago.. never again!

IMHO you're far better off leaving the car in the UK and getting yourself another one out there.



It really was a nightmare..



cyprusishome


Joined: 31/03/2007
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01/12/2009 21:39

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Check with one of the shipping agents the current regs, Olaytrans or Jo Valentine are both on this forum and would give you BEST info than any comments.



In general a vehicle must be under 5 years old, or if owned from new by the registered keeper then may be older.



Whatever, unless really desperate do not bother because the tax may cost you in excess of 60% of the value designated by the authorities here.



As for peogeot from 2002. A no hoper. buy here it will save both the cost and the hassle.



scruff


Joined: 15/07/2008
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01/12/2009 21:57

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Can't see why anyone in the right mind would want to bring a car from UK. however much they love it? So much hassle & cost. Can someone explain why they have to bring their UK. car?? Perhaps I've missed a trick. Confused Catalkoy.



cockneydave


Joined: 04/06/2009
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02/12/2009 13:05

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Drove my renault

espace from england in 2007 they refused entry in girne docks.I had to leave it at the docks and fly home and get the right paperwork .Flew back with the logbook everything o/k.Drove it for 1 year after that .Thats when the nightmare started.Went to get registerd they wanted 5600 sterling in 2008.Parked it up and covered it.Went to customs 1 month ago they wanted 7500 sterling. Dont? Dont? fetch car over. Anyone want to buy my car 8000 grand.



elkiton



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02/12/2009 14:02

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Yes Scruff I can explain. Many subjects on this board have no "one size fits all" solution to any question. Many postings here are either done by relating 3rd hand stories, or else someone did not do their research before jumping off and finding that they made a costly mistake. Wanting to drive a new car, probably the last one in my life, a 4x4 2.5 litre diesel double cab pickup is the ideal vehicle for "my" part of the island. Buy it in Uk, strike a fab deal with the salesman, depreciate it to the max, service it well then drive it over, import it and 1 year later pay duty. The saving is huge, several thousand pounds in fact over buying the equivalent vehicle here in the TRNC. Now if you want an "old banger" this is not the route for you. Nor is it the way if you want to drive the latest merc as the import tax is expensive. But for people like me, it gets the right vehicle at the right price. This board is useful, but sometimes very misleading and can make you lose out.

Tone



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