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Tatty


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26/08/2010 14:41

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In the near future i want to move my car back to the UK. I am allmost sure that it would be cheaper to take it back than buy another one back in the UK.

The car was bought through a dealer who brought it into the TRNC from Japan.

Could anyone advise me on the procedure for taking it back i.e what documentation would be required also which officers i would have to visit to get the various pieces of paperwork.

Thanks



Geoff


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26/08/2010 14:56

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Are you sure that is the right decision? Cars are much cheaper in UK. I'd sell it here, buy similar in UK, and have a couple K in the bank! And no shipping charges etc,

Geoff



Tatty


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26/08/2010 16:42

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Geoff

For what i paid for it its got to be the right way to go, i would't get no where near what i paid for it people here expect them to be given to them.



jardap


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26/08/2010 16:48

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Leave your tax disc in the glove box ,see how many times you get stopped

you will have fun trying to explain that it is illegal to put it in the windscreen here.



shaun463


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26/08/2010 18:28

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sell it here however old the car is you will have to pay import tax and i think you will find, that is more than the car is worth already and some Japan cars have diffirent lights etc and if so they will need to be changed again more money, plus possible problems you might have in cross into diffirent countries to get there on TRNC plates



JohhnyLee


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26/08/2010 20:22

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Also most imported Jap cars etc. (seconhand are grey imports) so you may sruggle to get comp insurance.



Sell it here if you can. You will loose far more in the Uk.



ttoli


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26/08/2010 21:27

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Sorry Johhny Lee , but absolute tosh, prior to moving here, my last 3 cars were gray imports from Japan, never a problem getting Fully comp Insurance cover, Direct Line just one that springs to mind.



ttoli


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26/08/2010 21:28

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Many drive back to the UK on TRNC registered cars, No problems what so ever



JohhnyLee


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27/08/2010 05:05

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Message7 absolute tosh? I know several people with Jap. imports, especially performance cars., who struggled to get Comp. cover.



Absolute tosh. 3 years ago, a 98 Pajero in TRNC cost 11, 500. at the same time in the UK the same car was approx 3500.



How can it viable to take a car back to the UK. if you drive it back, your talking around a grand in costs, or How much if you ship it?



In fact the last two people I spoke to who drove here, said the trip cost in excess of 1300.



Secondhand cars in the Uk are as cheap as chips.



Tatty


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27/08/2010 05:44

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I have done some investigating on shipping a TRNC registered vehicle back to UK.

The only problem is where to go to get the paper work to ship it back.

My vehicle being a Japanese import as i see it conforms to european standard apart from two item,

it requires rear fog lights and the speedo has to be in MPH as well as KPH so that will require adapting.

Wih import tax at 10% Vat at 20% cost of re registering it road tax and insurance it got to be worth taking back depending on what you paid for it here.



Sideways



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27/08/2010 08:11

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I believe that if you have owned the car for more than 6 months, you do not have to pay the duty into the U.K.

This applies to whatever country you came from into the U.K.



negativenick


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27/08/2010 08:54

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MESS 7 / 9



I was an isurance broker in the UK for 30 years......



The Jap vehicles in the TRNC are "home market" cars - ie not designed to leave Japan....





They are not the same as the Jap cars that are officially imported into the UK - A Pajero looks similar to a Shogun, but there are numerous differences, hence why it is difficult to source parts and ultimately get comprehensive insurance....



Also, if it is your intention to bring the car back into the UK, i'm pretty sure tht you will need reams of paper relating to single vehicle type approval, which you won't have..



Best advice - sell it here - cars in the UK are for nothing once they get a few years old......



fosterscan


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27/08/2010 09:09

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Tatty tell us all the details of your car then we can value it both in Cyprus and the UK so you know the real price. you say you paid a lot for it but you must forget that you don't want to throw more away shipping if its really not worth it .My advice sell it in Cyprus....



Tatty


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Message Posted:
27/08/2010 15:14

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I have read all the comments and have decided that it would be best to sell the vehicle here.

thanks everybody.



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