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Best country to buy second hand car?

I am moving to the UK Aug 11th, and I am looking to buy a second hand vehicle to take over. I am wondering in which country in Europe (within a reasonable distance of the UK) can I find the best deal on a second hand vehicle? I am looking for a smaller car (2 door), something that will last a long time and be cheap to repair. Would you just buy the vehicle in the UK, or can I find a great deal in Italy or another country?
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

If you don't buy in the UK, chances are the steering wheel will be on the wrong side...


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Old 22.07.2019, 21:25
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

I would buy a Lada Niva in Siberia.
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Old 22.07.2019, 21:34
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I am moving to the UK Aug 11th, and I am looking to buy a second hand vehicle to take over. I am wondering in which country in Europe (within a reasonable distance of the UK) can I find the best deal on a second hand vehicle? I am looking for a smaller car (2 door), something that will last a long time and be cheap to repair. Would you just buy the vehicle in the UK, or can I find a great deal in Italy or another country?
Germany, of course.
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

Tons of cheap small cars in the UK, wouldn't want the hassle of importing when looking at such.
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

My guess is a Dacia in Romania.
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

Japan, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa all come to mind!

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Old 22.07.2019, 23:33
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

I've never paid more than £2k for a car in the UK, and that was for a BMW 318i with 50+k on the clock. Also paid £272 for a Renault Clio in 2011 with 12mths Tax and MOT. My last UK car was a Mazda 626 with a genuine 54k on the clock, garaged, weekend runabout because the owner commuted by train to work. Bought it in 2014 for £695 with 12mths tax and MOT. Ran it for 18mths with no repairs whatsoever, and only sold it because we were moving to Switzerland.

Just have a good look in Autotrader to get a feel for the market. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars
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Old 22.07.2019, 23:35
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

Buy it in the UK. Far easier. Autotrader.co.uk is a good website to start with. Go to a dealer if in doubt.
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

What about a Tata Nano - cheap.
Or a McLaren F1 - to solve the problem of RHD/LHD, you basically can buy them anywhere.
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What about a Tata Nano - cheap.
Or a McLaren F1 - to solve the problem of RHD/LHD, you basically can buy them anywhere.
just don't buy rowan atkinson's old one
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just don't buy rowan atkinson's old one
It sold for around £8,000,000 even through it had had a £910,000 accident repair.
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

There was one RHD car for sale recently on EF:

https://www.englishforum.ch/items-sa...ml#post3073332
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

Dont have to go far for a good deal!
0 - 100 in 7.2 secs

https://www.comparis.ch/carfinder/ma.../show/25003317
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Re: Best country to buy second hand car?

Buy in the UK.


I bought a 6 year old car for £400 once and drove it for 4 years
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