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Buying a used car in different Canton from Person :confused:

Hello,

I am considering buying a used car from a person (not dealer) and the car is registered in AUG. while I live in VAUD. I searched through the forum and it seems that the dealers take care of these situations but since I am buying from a person, how should I proceed?

I appreciate your help.
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Hello,

I am considering buying a used car from a person (not dealer) and the car is registered in AUG. while I live in VAUD. I searched through the forum and it seems that the dealers take care of these situations but since I am buying from a person, how should I proceed?

I appreciate your help.
It makes absolutely no difference where the car was registered, a search will tell you what to do.
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It makes absolutely no difference where the car was registered, a search will tell you what to do.
I did the search prior to this post but I am a bit confused. I realized that I will get the car from the previous owner without any plates and the old registration paper which is in his name and I will get the one in my name after some time, probably through post. But what I dont get is that then I have to do the registration in my name in VAUD? Then how can I take the car to VAUD without any plates?
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Then how can I take the car to VAUD without any plates?
You can't.

Options:-
Get registration plates in Vaud then go to collect the car.
Get seller to deliver
Get day plates from the sellers canton
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Re: Buying a used car in different Canton from Person :confused:

You get the cancelled registration from the seller, take that to Vaud and get a new one and plates.

You put those on the car and drive it home.

Or, seller drives the car to you, and takes his plates, and gives you the card, which you then take to get new plates.

Or, you can trailer it.

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Re: Buying a used car in different Canton from Person :confused:

Ive just completed this 2 weeks ago. I live in LU. Seller lives in ZH.

- Arrange your insurance provideer before purchase.
- Meet seller at AUG strassenverkehrsamt.
- Seller cancels his registration.
- You pay him & he gives you the keys & the cancelled registration card.
- Seller goes away.
- You go to the AUG Strassenverkehrsamt counter with the cancelled registration card & your ID & get day plates (temporary plates) for 24, 48 or 72 hours whatever you need.
- Drive your car to your VAUD Strassenverkehrsamt & make your registration & mount your plate.
- Return the day plates to AUG strassenverkehrsamt.
- Enjoy your new motor.

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- Drive your car to your VAUD Strassenverkehrsamt & make your registration & mount your plate.
- Return the day plates to AUG strassenverkehrsamt.
So the Vaud Strassenverkehrsamt is called the SAN - Service des automobiles et de la navigation. It is located across from the Lausanne airport in the north part of the city.

Link: http://www.vd.ch/themes/mobilite/aut...tion/encheres/

Check with the AG strassenverkehrsamt. You may be able to either mail back the day plates in a "package" or you may be able to just hand them in to the post office and they will send them back (not sure about a cost). Either way I am pretty sure that you do not have to take them back yourself.

By the way, the day plates will cost something (for the plate and insurance for the day) so make sure you have the cash to pay for this. You will find the details on the AG site.

To organize the insurance, you will need a copy of the "grey card" of the car. This will give your insurance company everything it needs. When you show up at the SAN, they will have the details already in their computer.
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Re: Buying a used car in different Canton from Person :confused:

Thank you very much every one. I see now that there are two options. I will meet the seller tomorrow and arrange with him for one of the possible solutions. I'll update as how it goes.
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Re: Buying a used car in different Canton from Person :confused:

We just bought an used car from a different Canton. The main line items IMO are
a) Insurance (you will need the stammnummer)
b) Number plate and Grey card from canton (your insurance company will automatically contact your cantonal motor vehicle office)
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