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    • hardtimes
    • By hardtimes 13th Jan 18, 9:46 PM
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    Buying a car in England
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    • 13th Jan 18, 9:46 PM
    Buying a car in England 13th Jan 18 at 9:46 PM
    Hi
    Just looking for ideas on cheapest way to bring a car from England back to NI?
    Thanks
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    • Milko
    • By Milko 14th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
    If you don't need it back by a specific date, then getting some of the car transporter guys to lift it for you is always a good option. Basically when they've an empty or (space available) lorry returning you get them to lift the car for you. Used to be around £200 - £300 but haven't checked in some time.
    CCRS in Bangor
    Woodsides in ?
    McGimpseys in Bangor

    Personally, I prefer to fly over & drive back via Cairnryan. Could also work out less expensive depending on flight & ferry prices. You also get a good drive in the car to test it out.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
    Try to buy a car with manufactutrers warranty remaining. Long way to bring it back to fix stuff.

    If you are buying private I assume you know all the pitfalls, con artists out there?

    If your driving it back need to be insured and taxed

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    Last edited by ballyblack; 14-01-2018 at 12:53 PM.
    • RikM
    • By RikM 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
    The last time I did it, they delivered the car to Cairnryan port, and I took it from there. That was buying ex-lease, with an AA inspection, mind you. I don't think I would have risked it otherwise.

    So I had to factor one passenger ride and one car crossing into the delivery.

    That was also prior to the current taxing regime, I'm not clear how it would work now (can you tax online immediately?).
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