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Buying a car

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:07 pm

I am not living in Cyprus on a permanent basis, but I guess i'll buy a used car on my next trip, so there's a few questions i hope you can help me with:
1) How can i check that the MOT is ok?
2) How can i check that there aren't any liabilities?
3) To finish the deal, i only have to have the seller signing the TOM 9 form?
4) Where to have the TOM 9 registered?
5) Where to get an insurance?
6) Will i have to have the insurance effective before i can drive it away from the seller?
7) How much should I expect to pay for a technical check-up?
8 ) Any recommended places to do such a check-up (Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia)

(hint/answer on any question is welcomed)
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Svetlana » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:18 am

As I am more expert at buying cars than selling them - I now have 5 :-( I will tell you what I know:

You can ask to see the MOT Certificate; there should be details of the Grage that issued it, you can chceck with them if you wish.
I BELIEVE that if there is 'Finance' on the car the name of the finance company appears on the Registration Document.
As well as both people signing the transfer document it must be witnessed by a notory - which cost about €5.
There are many insurance companies on the island, some of which operate on line - and yes, you must be insured to drive a vehicle in Cyprus, even form the seller's premises.
The transfer document has to be sent to the Department of Transport; you may need to send a copy of your passport/ID card - I am not sure.
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Sotos » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:44 am

If you buy the car from a reputable dealer then he will arrange everything for you. Insurance you can get from GanDirect http://www.gandirect.com/ I believe they are the cheapest.
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Re: Buying a car

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:52 am

Thanks, both of you!

Svetlana, do you have one you're thinking of getting rid of? :)
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Re: Buying a car

Postby lyche » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:53 am

I heard that foreign students can`t buy cars,is it possible? :o
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Mar1a » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:22 pm

lyche wrote:I heard that foreign students can`t buy cars,is it possible? :o



No! I know many foreign students who have a car. Who told you this?
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Re: Buying a car

Postby lyche » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:28 pm

I have a friend who is studying in Cyprus and they told him that he could not buy a car, and frankly the traffic there is just terrible, I think the bus ride
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Re: Buying a car

Postby Mar1a » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:08 pm

Maybe they told this to your friend because he doesn't know how to drive ;)
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