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Old 01.08.2021, 00:25
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Re: New arrival wanting to buy a car, what is the process?

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If they were living in Geneva, Id agree a car is less than useless.
Maybe in some parts like centre-ville, where parking is tight. And, traffic can be miserable at commuting times.

Otherwise, some CD plated folks cluster around, Versoix, Genthod, Bellevue, Chambesy etc. I wouldnt be without a car for shopping, including across the border, or skiing, or road trips.

I suppose a family could survive without one, why would they if they dont have to?
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Old 01.08.2021, 08:17
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Re: New arrival wanting to buy a car, what is the process?

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you can't until you have a permit. rent one?
Anyone can easily buy a car, from a private person, dealer, or a used car export specialist, permit or not. Rock up with the money, pick up the grey owners card as is, no need for you to go to any office with it, and the car is yours. 1000 to 1500chf should get a reliable runabout, and TCS recovery is good breakdown insurance.

Any resident with a permit can then insure and license the car, it doesn't have to be theirs. Once licensed anyone with a suitable driving licence can drive it subject to minimum age restrictions that might be on the policy.

As MikeDragos said, Volvo used to give massive incentives to diplomats, and with tax breaks diplomates get on cars, the car, if the spec was carefully chosen, could be sold on the market after a few years for more or less what it cost the diplomat.
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Old 01.08.2021, 08:20
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Re: New arrival wanting to buy a car, what is the process?

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I got told one needs to do 2 trips to the dealer before driving the car away. is this true ?
Trip 1 is for the test drive.
Trip 2 is optional.
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