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Disposal of my old car - Complex

Hello all,

I' ve been following the forum for some years now but this is actually my first post.

The car I used to have until now is one way or another not really functionable anymore. I' ve brought this car from Greece although it is not officially imported. Now I need to dispose it but I am not sure of the proccedure and/or my options. The car has naturally Greek license plates. I guess I will have to take the plates with me in Greece and cancel them there. That's the easy part. The hard part is what should I do with the car itself.

I was told by an unofficial source that in order to dispose a vehicle in Switzerland, I must first import it and then get rid of it. Which means a lot of costs involved just for trashing a bunch of metals. Plus, as I' ve already said the license plates will be taken back to Greece for proper cancellation. Is there a way to just trash the car in a more cost efficient way? Perhaps in a neighbooring E.U. country things will be easier. The car can actually still move but it is not suitable for a trip back to Greece as it would be very dangerous at it's condition.

Any thoughts or similar experiences?

P.S: It is also worth mentioning that the car is under the name of my mother who lives in Greece and not under mine, unfortunately
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Old 31.01.2013, 03:14
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Re: Disposal of my old car - Complex

hi, welcome to the forum.

On the Greek side you will need the number plates and the car ownership document - (dont know what that is called in Greece), you said in your mother's name. They both need to be returned to the relevant department within Greece, either your Greek accountant or a family member Accountant can advise/ assist you. Otherwise you (or your mother) will be responsible every year for the Road Tax of Greece. Now is already January so no refund for 2013.

sorry no idea how to dispose of car.

Hopefully someone else can advise, or someone to buy it off you, or you to pay to have it taken away.
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Re: Disposal of my old car - Complex

advertise it dirt cheap on anibis.ch one of those exporters will deal with it. btw I once threw dutch plates in the plates collection bin in Bulle. the car was registered under my sisters name (and I imported it) ...never heard of an issue with the plates. I also sold it then back in NL with Swiss plates. never heard a thing of it again....so I dont know if you really need to get back to greece to "deregister" it.....
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Re: Disposal of my old car - Complex

Unofficially it is a load of rubbish, isn't it? It is not your car, it is your mother's. If she came here and brought the car to a Swiss scrap dealer, with the Greek registration document you could scrap it here. Why don't you ask the local scrap merchant?

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Otherwise you (or your mother) will be responsible every year for the Road Tax of Greece. Now is already January so no refund for 2013.
Yep, that is true. I do have to pay the road tax before I can officially deregister the license plates.

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btw I once threw dutch plates in the plates collection bin in Bulle. the car was registered under my sisters name (and I imported it) ...never heard of an issue with the plates. I also sold it then back in NL with Swiss plates. never heard a thing of it again....so I dont know if you really need to get back to greece to "deregister" it.....
Well as Moggy also said, I need to deregister it to stop paying the road tax in Greece. I can perhaps just say that car car and the plates are stuck abroad but as a matter of fact carrying the plates with me when I m going back to Greece or even sending them by post is not a big fuss. The big fuss is how to get rid of the car itself.

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Unofficially it is a load of rubbish, isn't it? It is not your car, it is your mother's. If she came here and brought the car to a Swiss scrap dealer, with the Greek registration document you could scrap it here. Why don't you ask the local scrap merchant?
It is indeed a load of rubbish. I will definately ask this merchant!

Thank you all for the info and the opinions. When/if I have any news on the subject, I will post it for future reference.
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Re: Disposal of my old car - Complex

This is an old thread but recently I got a flyer in our letterbox from a recycling centre not far from our home and I noticed the price to recycle a car was very inexpensive. chf 50 if the registration was cancelled, chf 100 if it was not.


Here is the link to their website.


http://www.recycling-muldenservice.c...Muldenserv.cfm


They are located in Etzgen, PLZ 5275. Kanton Aargau.
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