Spanish "we buy any car" equivalents

Spanish "we buy any car" equivalents

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Benbay001

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5,493 posts

117 months

Saturday 8th June 2019
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Hi,

My girlfriend will be moving from Spain to the UK in 2 weeks time.
She has a Fiesta in Spain that she intends to sell once she has found a job over here.
I was wondering what is the most hassle free way to sell a car in Spain, as she wont be able to show private buyers around the car?

Will dealers be interested in the car?
Are there Spanish equivalents to "we buy any car" where they give you a price over the phone and then collect the car?

Tia

Ben

fredhead

80 posts

22 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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drive it to England put it on ebay and sell it for more than those scammers from wbac type sites will give you

Chris Stott

8,077 posts

157 months

Sunday 13th October 2019
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Sell it in England and she'll lose a fortune on it - Spanish 2nd car prices are bonkers!

el romeral

574 posts

97 months

Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Chris Stott said:
Sell it in England and she'll lose a fortune on it - Spanish 2nd car prices are bonkers!
Correct, UK is way cheaper for used cars.

Some months ago whilst at Carrefour in Malaga, I saw a small car buying stand in the carpark. It is called vendermicoche, which is part of a national chain (a bit like the webuyanycar.com). They will buy your car on the spot or can do it online.

https://www.vendermicoche.es/centros

I was curious to see what they would offer for my 2000 Boxster S lhd which I bought in UK over 4 years ago for £5200 (about €6500 with duties & reg). After filling in the online form, I was pleasantly surprised to be offered €10500. Of course when they see the car, they will likely try to beat the price down for the most obscure reasons. On open market would expect to get a bit more too.
No intention of selling the car though, was purely an exercise.

mickrick

3,574 posts

133 months

Monday 4th November 2019
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If you sell a Spanish reg car, make sure you go to a Gestor with the paperwork and the buyer, and sign it over. Otherwise you will be wide open to problems.
If the car is left in your name, you'll be racking up all kinds of "Multas" (Fines) and getting it out of your name after the buyer has disappeared is also a nightmare.

Duke of Kidderminster

700 posts

87 months

Friday 8th November 2019
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mickrick said:
If you sell a Spanish reg car, make sure you go to a Gestor with the paperwork and the buyer, and sign it over. Otherwise you will be wide open to problems.
If the car is left in your name, you'll be racking up all kinds of "Multas" (Fines) and getting it out of your name after the buyer has disappeared is also a nightmare.
The Gestoría wink

This is a top tip

Benbay001

Original Poster:

5,493 posts

117 months

Wednesday 8th January
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Sorry, I forgot about this thread. Thanks for the replies though.

James-jupp

23 posts

2 months

Thursday 19th November
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a gestor is the person behind the desk, a gestoria is the name of the office they work from.


James-jupp

23 posts

2 months

Thursday 19th November
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mickrick said:
If you sell a Spanish reg car, make sure you go to a Gestor with the paperwork and the buyer, and sign it over. Otherwise you will be wide open to problems.
If the car is left in your name, you'll be racking up all kinds of "Multas" (Fines) and getting it out of your name after the buyer has disappeared is also a nightmare.
Duke of Kidderminster said:
The Gestoría wink

This is a top tip
a gestor is the person behind the desk, a gestoria is the name of the office they work from. @Mickrick is correct.

If the seller is there as well, i would actually recomend (if you speak spanish) to get an appointment at the DGT (DVLA in spain) - its by the feria ground in Malaga, and do the transfer yourselves - save gestoria fees.


James-jupp

23 posts

2 months

Thursday 19th November
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Benbay001 said:
Are there Spanish equivalents to "we buy any car" where they give you a price over the phone and then collect the car?
there is www.compramostucoche.es as well, they are behind Macro by the airport, they give a preliminary valuation via email / with pictures then knock you down when you actually take the car for them to see.

none of them just "collect" the car.


What fiesta is it? maybe a local dealer would buy it? but again, you´d have to be over here to do it.

Shnozz

22,320 posts

231 months

Friday 27th November
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Guys, just following on from this topic, but can anyone give an idiot's guide to buying (and selling) a used car privately in Spain? I have looked on the web and asked the questions on forums but am left confused still.

From what is said earlier in the thread, it is preferable if you attend the gestor to do the transfer there and then. What if this is not feasible? Say you are buying the car from a different region and/or outside of office hours? Is there a way to do the deal, take the vehicle away and then effect the transfer (the buyer) later? My solicitors here suggest they can do that part but I am still pretty cautious.

https://www.worldfirst.com/uk/blog/your-money/livi...

This piece suggests that I need to provide a copy of my NIE as buyer.

The seller should provide the permiso de circulacion, the transferencia and it says the inspeccion tecnica de vehiculos. As to that final document, when I bought via a dealer no additional document was supplied, only a certificate of conformity for the car and the permiso de circulacion. Should I have been given something else? Likewise I never provided proof of permancnecy in the house deeds as it goes on to state.

I did not ask for proof that the road licence fee was paid for the year - again, is it commonplace to do so?

What happens with insurance immediately upon exchange? If the vehicle is not yet registered in your name can you phone an insurer and get immediate cover to drive it home?

Seems a minefield to be honest but I am determined to overcome it and learn the process as the sort of vehicles I am looking at buying are predominantly for sale from private sellers.

Chris Stott

8,077 posts

157 months

Friday 27th November
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I can't help as I ended up buying from a main dealer for this very reason... buying a car in Spain does seem very complicated if you're not Spanish.

I'd suggest you speak to a local gestoria.

I use DirectLine for insurance. Could probably get it a bit cheaper, but they have people who speak good English.