Potential move to Spain

Potential move to Spain

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sb-1

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3,262 posts

224 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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We are thinking of moving to Spain,& one of the many things I am thinking about is if's worth even thinking about importing a RHD Toyota into Spain?

Is it viable?

Duke of Kidderminster

702 posts

88 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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sb-1 said:
We are thinking of moving to Spain,& one of the many things I am thinking about is if's worth even thinking about importing a RHD Toyota into Spain?

Is it viable?
Can be done, but it will be a huge pain to live with if you'll use toll booths, car park ticket machines, etc. Cars are not cheap in Spain but I still think it's better to buy one that take an RHD with you.

el romeral

579 posts

98 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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sb-1 said:
We are thinking of moving to Spain,& one of the many things I am thinking about is if's worth even thinking about importing a RHD Toyota into Spain?

Is it viable?
Years ago, I imported a RHD 944 into Norway and adapted very quickly to life on that side of the road. Ticket machines etc were no big deal for me.

Regarding Spain, if you have owned your car for at least 6 months (I think) and get the import process moving within 30 days of arrival (imported as goods and chattels) then you do not need to pay the duty. If not, duty is calculated based on the new price, age and CO2 emissions.
Best thing about importing is you avoid the over priced, under serviced, unloved, sun damaged and bashed to bits cars which are available here! At least rust is not a big problem lol.
Two things to consider, if your model of car was not sold here in Spain then it can make things tricky and unless your car headlights have a lever to change the beam pattern, then you will need to source LHD headlights for the ITV test.
I imported a LHD Boxster form the UK to Spain and even with the approx €1000 duty and costs involved (I bought it whilst living here) it is still worth way more than my total outlay and it is immaculate!

sb-1

Original Poster:

3,262 posts

224 months

Sunday 18th February 2018
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Thanks for replies guys....food for thought.