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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:08 am 
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Hi,

This is probably a silly question, but I'll ask it anyway. Who knows, I might be pleasantly surprised.

What are the chances of selling, at a not too ridiculous discount, a UK-registered, RHD car in Portugal. I'm talking about a 2016 Focus, value in the UK about £12k; quote from "webuyanycar" of around £10k. Any idea on what a dealer in PT would give?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 am 
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my advice to you is to sell the car in uk or possibly trade it in for a cheap van + cash obviously, and use the van as part of the move to pt then try to sell the van once in pt to someone who is going back to the uk or just scrap it by legal methods.if you go down this route make sure you have a years mot on van and insurance cover and abide by the rules on uk vehicles in Portugal as its a minefield see other posts on this forum.
Only my advice but I wish I had done it this way when I moved to pt.
Note !not living there now.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:19 pm 
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Alternatively, advertise the car on one of the Facebook pages for British expats. I have seen people selling UK plated cars to people returning to the UK. And people asking for UK plated cars because they are returning to the UK (some of them wanting to exchange their PT car for a UK car).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:56 pm 
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bazza500 wrote:
the rules on uk vehicles in Portugal as its a minefield see other posts on this forum. What minefield???
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Hi Bazza

What minefield??

You can drive a UK registered car in Portugal so long as it's legal in its country of origin Taxed, Insured and Mot. No problem if you want to remain legal.

If you intend to Matriculate then that's easy after going out for the paperwork it then took me a DAY to Matriculate my Car. So what is the nightmare you talk about.

You mention about other post could you link the Forum to them, after 10 years an active member I can't remember what you mean but then again I may have forgotten about then.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:03 pm 
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SteveJ wrote:
Hi,

This is probably a silly question, but I'll ask it anyway. Who knows, I might be pleasantly surprised.

What are the chances of selling, at a not too ridiculous discount, a UK-registered, RHD car in Portugal. I'm talking about a 2016 Focus, value in the UK about £12k; quote from "webuyanycar" of around £10k. Any idea on what a dealer in PT would give?

Thanks,

Steve


Hi Steve

The problem you would have is as it's UK registered any dealer would then have to Matriculate a vehicle that's UK registered and RHD. With the cost involved it wouldn't be cost effective to do all that work and then make a profit. Remember the market for RHD cars with Portuguese plates is probably low. Best get what you can in the UK and use the money to buy something here.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Thanks for your replies.

I was just asking on the off-chance and didn't really expect that a PT dealer would offer anything like a decent price.

The idea of selling it in the UK and coming over in a "banger" is one worth considering.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:33 pm 
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SteveJ wrote:
Thanks for your replies.

I was just asking on the off-chance and didn't really expect that a PT dealer would offer anything like a decent price.

The idea of selling it in the UK and coming over in a "banger" is one worth considering.

Thanks,

Steve


How long have you had your car? i ask because i Matriculating a car is not as bad as some will let you believe. I have no problem driving my car and do on average 15,000 miles per year. To matriculating my car was easy i have stated on various Forums over the years. The road tax on whatever year car you have is taxed as a new car not the year as you would expect.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Peter - we've had it since June, so will have had it for over 6 months by the time any decision needs to be made. Matriculation is still an option.

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