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Old 22.07.2012, 13:21
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Re: How to get a car on the road without waiting for weeks\months for plates

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[/I]Therefore,can I whip over to DE, buy a car, and drive it around in CH whilst we wait for CHbureaucracy to sort out our plates. Thiskills two birds with the one stone in that we get a car on the road quicker andcheaper than if will deal with the Swiss.
Unfortunately this wont work for you either, you are not a German resident and so you couldn't insure it on German plates for a year.

My advise would be to get regular plates until your diplomatic ones arrive. However you wont be able to do anything until you have your res permits.
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Old 22.07.2012, 13:26
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Absolutely not possible in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
I've stood there arguing my case in the Council offices, turning purple in the face with fury. All to no avail
More foreigners in Westminster I guess, Kensington & Chelsea want to keep them out!
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Old 22.07.2012, 13:32
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Re: How to get a car on the road without waiting for weeks\months for plates

I'm not even a foreigner, I simply have a miserable, fat, old Swiss husband who refuses to live anywhere but his beloved country
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Old 22.07.2012, 13:54
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That's the obvious solution.

Diplomatic plates are only useful for smuggling contraband across borders, anyway.

what.. like 503grams of beef??
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Old 22.07.2012, 13:56
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I'm not even a foreigner, I simply have a miserable, fat, old Swiss husband who refuses to live anywhere but his beloved country
I know that your British, however the people at the desk at RBK&C probably don't as you have a foreign registered car & probably a funny sounding surname!
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Old 22.07.2012, 13:57
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what.. like 503grams of beef??
The give a 10% tolerance, so even in a normal car you will be OK!
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I know that your British, however the people at the desk at RBK&C probably don't as you have a foreign registered car & probably a funny sounding surname!
Brilliant deduction my dear Watson!
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Old 22.07.2012, 14:01
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what.. like 503grams of beef??
Get ye behind me satan! Don't come here tempting us with your cheap, tender, delicious beef smuggling!
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Old 22.07.2012, 14:02
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Re: How to get a car on the road without waiting for weeks\months for plates

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There must be a way to get a car on the road in Switzerland and get around the peculiar habit of cars not coming withnumber plates.

Solves the problem of people driving around without insurance. if you don't pay your insurance you lose the plates.
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I would substitute "never" for "occasionally". All fines are reported to the Head of Mission and have to be paid.

yours maybe, the good ol' USA has the highest amount of unpaid fines in london
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Old 22.07.2012, 14:04
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Solves the problem of people driving around without insurance. if you don't pay your insurance you lose the plates.
Yep, goes a way to solve cloning too as you can only get them from one place. Makes a lot of sence really
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Old 22.07.2012, 14:06
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Solves the problem of people driving around without insurance. if you don't pay your insurance you lose the plates.
It's not actually a problem the press make out, as under EU rules the country where the car is registered has to pay if there is no insurance. In the UK there has always been compensation for people injured by uninsured / untraceable drivers.
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Old 22.07.2012, 14:36
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I can't see why they would de-register the thing. They sell car, plates stay on car, I insure car, I drive car. Simple enough in a lot of countries.
Because what happens often enough in these countries (such as Germany) is that they sell car, plates stay on car, buyer never registers as owner or insures car, buyer crashes car, seller has to pay. So the sensible thing is to sell the car after it has been de-registered, without plates, or to someone you know really really well, and whom you trust.
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Old 22.07.2012, 15:28
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Absolutely not possible in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
I've stood there arguing my case in the Council offices, turning purple in the face with fury. All to no avail
Dat'll learn yer to own property in such a snobby area .... bloody Sloanies with their Chelsea tractors - they obviously don't appreciate having a car parked on their manor, blatantly displaying plates with VD on them.
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Dat'll learn yer to own property in such a snobby area .... bloody Sloanies with their Chelsea tractors - they obviously don't appreciate having a car parked on their manor, blatantly displaying plates with VD on them.
Were I today to take the same amount of capital I used to buy my place in the RBKC, it wouldn't even buy me a minute 1 bedroom place in Milton Keynes.
So there you rude boy!
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Old 22.07.2012, 15:42
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Were I today to take the same amount of capital I used to buy my place in the RBKC, it wouldn't even buy me a minute 1 bedroom place in Milton Keynes.
So there you rude boy!
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Dat'll learn yer to own property in such a snobby area .... bloody Sloanies with their Chelsea tractors - they obviously don't appreciate having a car parked on their manor, blatantly displaying plates with VD on them.
I was obviously referring to the current residents, and not the visiting ones
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Old 22.07.2012, 18:17
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Were I today to take the same amount of capital I used to buy my place in the RBKC, it wouldn't even buy me a minute 1 bedroom place in Milton Keynes.
So there you rude boy!
I suspect you could have bought most of milton keynes at the time for the same price at the time
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I suspect you could have bought most of milton keynes at the time for the same price at the time
But unfortunately you weren't around to advise me at the time because you were probably still in nappies
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