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Old 28.09.2011, 12:53
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Hi,

Im sorry if this has been asked before i did a search and read many replies all similar but not quite having the info was looking for..
thanks to all your advice and links on a previous post about which 7 seater, I have chosen the car for us after a mini debate with hubby and am going to look at it this weekend.. If it is all good and we want to buy, (we have cash to pay) how long does it take to go through all the paperwork and have the car ready on average.
What is the process with the plates, I have a broker who can deal with the insurance or maybe even get a quote if the dealer can arrange the insurance.
Thanks again, this forum has been a life saver for my headache of getting a car...
Only want to know how long as hoping to be able to drive it back to Uk in 2 weeks....
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Re: How long does it take to buy/process car from dealer used

If you have your own number plates or the car has it's own and your happy with the state of it as soon as you give the cash and get the money.

The dealer will give you this little grey booklet sign it and as long as your insured drive it away.

I just sold a car, it was through a garage but it was as fast as that, 10 mins at the most as long as he was sure that the other guy was insured he just drove off.

When I bought my first car here I used the garage plates for a week because I didnt know how to get to the OCN (vechile plate registration place) If you havent got any plates buy some first, you can attach them to any car.
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Thats great thanks for the info... with the plates where do you need to go to get a set and how much are they, what do you need to take with you.. am in canton of Vaud
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Its called the OCN, I don't know where in Vaud they are or their number, email address and the plates can vary in price, a bit like the UK the less numbers or consecutive numbers like 777 can cost more, a quick call will give you all the info you need.

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Thats great thanks for the info... with the plates where do you need to go to get a set and how much are they, what do you need to take with you.. am in canton of Vaud
Thanks again
( service des autos )

http://www.vd.ch/fr/autorites/depart...ation/contact/

( click on the green button of the one nearest where ever you may be for more info. )
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This is the web site for VD "Service des Automobiles":
http://www.vd.ch/fr/themes/mobilite/automobile/
The plate cost was around 40 CHF I believe, the rest is the tax associated to the car you register with those plates. If it's a diesel you get a 50% discount on the tax. But for a 1.6 Lt "Essence" car, it will be around 500 CHF per year.

And below is the web site for the auction of the plates:
http://www.encheres-vd.ch/
They tell you how to get your new plates as well.

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Ooooo I'm already late
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Thanks everyone for the links will look it up... the bloke from the garage is bringing to my hubby work tomorrow for him to look at so hopefully its all good with the car

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The car was just what we were looking for, hubby managed to knock him down a little and he is going to put the winter tyres on, stick the summer ones in the boot. Service, register the plates for us and deliver to the house in week time... so pleased as now can drive back to uk during school holidays,
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If you have your own number plates or the car has it's own and your happy with the state of it as soon as you give the cash and get the money.

The dealer will give you this little grey booklet sign it and as long as your insured drive it away.

I just sold a car, it was through a garage but it was as fast as that, 10 mins at the most as long as he was sure that the other guy was insured he just drove off.

When I bought my first car here I used the garage plates for a week because I didnt know how to get to the OCN (vechile plate registration place) If you havent got any plates buy some first, you can attach them to any car.
This is not a very accurate post. You canot just walk in and buy plates unless you have a specific car to attached them to as in order to get plates you need insurance.

In order to get insurance you need a car as quite logically a Fiat 500 costs slightly less than a sodding great Ferrari to insure, despite being manufactured by the same company.

Garsage plates are available to bona fida garages, you need to show prove of a workshop and a business and garage plates (ending in "U") allow a garage to drive any car and be insured. If soemthing stupid happens when on "U" plates they get taken away, the garage guy will have a problem to run his business. Indeed without plates for a whole week would tend to suggest itr may not be quite true.

Fancy plates with more or less numbewrs in particular sequences are available, usualy sold under auction, check the SAN website.

To get plates is REALLY easy. You find a car and agree to purchase, you take a copy of the registration document and send to your prefered insurance company. They will issue a reciept of insurance directly to the SAN in Blecherette, Lausanne, also in Aigle, Nyon and Yverdon in canton VD. You go to the SAN office of your preference, give them the old registration dox, they re-issue a new one with your details and insurance policy marked on it, give you the plates which you then attach and drive off.

It can be if the car has not got a valid expertise MFA/MOT they may ask you to have one at the same time as getting your plates or shortly afterwards, if you don't really know much, buy a car with a valid cert, it's far easier and cheaper in the long run than wasting hours running about and worrying whether new tyres are Chf 2.50 cheaper here or their, time also has a value....
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