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Buying a Car

Is it possible to buy a car if we plan to be in Scotland for 6 or more months? It would be more cost effective than hiring? Does anyone know what the criteria would be? Many thanks!
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  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @Moraigann This all depends on what kind of licence you have. Where do you live? What are your plans whilst you are here. What kind of car? What are you going to do with the car afterwards? Where has the money come from? These are the kind of questions that you will be asked at the time of enquiry to purchase a car.
    When purchasing a second hand car check the following:
    • Registration document (V5C) ...
    • MOT certificate. ...
    • Service & full car history. ...
    • Write-off cars checks. ...
    • Avoid buying a cloned car.
    You will need to TAX & Insure the car before you drive it and this can take up to 5 working days for it to go through.

    To tax your vehicle online go to www.gov.uk/tax-disc - you'll need one of the following:
    1. 16 digit reference number on your vehicle tax renewal letter (V11)
    2. 11 digit reference number on your log book (V5C)
    3. Or, if you've just bought the vehicle , the 12 digit reference number on your new keeper supplement (V5C/2)
    If a police officer asks you to, you must be able to show:
    • your driving licence. (Check out the DVLA Website for details of validation)
    • a valid insurance certificate.
    • a valid MOT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)



    Best regards
    fishypro
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