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Old 27 February 2010, 11:45   #1
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Bying a pick up in UK

Am to buy a pick up in UK within next two weeks as have 6 boats to tow from Poole to Immingham, already been three times in UK this year spening quite a few hundreds quids in car rentals.

Been looking at Autotrader and there are lot of pickups available there.

Am looking at spending approx 4.000 pounds.

Need advicec what is common offer on UK car delaing i.e. how much shall I offer if set price is 3.500 ?

Opinions what to go for Mitshubishi Warrior, Nissan Narvana or Toyota double cab ?

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Old 27 February 2010, 11:50   #2
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All depends on the condition and if your happy with it?
Obviously you'd like a bit knocking off anyway.

Have you considered getting someone to deliver the boats for you?
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Old 27 February 2010, 12:01   #3
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Yes, I have but looking at all aspects how often I am in UK every year, have facility in Slough to keep the car (so only 15-20 minutes from Heathrow) last year I spent around 3 grands on rent a car.

This year more travelings so nicer to have your own car to drive, also my boys want to going places in UK so again there not bad investment.

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Parkers or glsses guide should give you a good idea of prices as will autotrader and piston heads.
Just don't meet anyone in a laybe with an emvelope full of cash!
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This is a monster of a sale Bogi.

http://www.british-car-auctions.co.u...he-car-auction.

The Commercial sale can be around 300 vehicles. There will be plenty of pick-ups of the type your seeking on offer. BCA are the biggest auction co. in the UK and extremely professional. Go with 'Direct' entries not 'trade'. Direct will come from main-dealer part exchange vehicles, large companies and rental co.s. Beware of the buyer indemnity, for the 'private' buyer, it's quite hefty.

Blackbushe is very near Slough.
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Just don't meet anyone in a laybe with an emvelope full of cash!
End in Tears, did it, Chewy?
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Got that advice from DVLA...... too

I am allowed to own vehicle in UK as long as I provide them with address where the car will be kept .....

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My personal preferance would be for the Toyota, they appear a little more expensive than the others but there is probably good reason for that.

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Bogi, FWIW, the grey wagon that crossed Iceland twice with Donegaldan was an L200, basically a Warrior with the bells off. He'd like a Toyota if someone else was paying for it . Since he got back, the total parts needed for the L200 has been a battery, and I blame the inflatible mattress for that - the wussy

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End in Tears, did it, Chewy?
Yeh turned out to be a dogging hotspot, swings and round abouts.
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4k sterling will buy you a half decent old shape L200. I've had an '01 'Hanimal for nearly 7 years. I had a bit of trouble with the anti-theft device on the pump when I first had it, nothing since. It could now do with a set of heater plugs now @ 89k. With an L200 you'll have to put up with a supertanker turning circle and very low 5th gear, which makes motorways a chore. fortunately, we don't have any motorways in Cornwall.
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Got that advice from DVLA...... too

I am allowed to own vehicle in UK as long as I provide them with address where the car will be kept .....

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Just to make you aware - this is the address where they will send any Notices of Intended Prosecution (speeding fines, congenstion charge penalties, notices about parking tickets you've not paid) etc. These will only allow you 14-28 days to respond before they get heavy handed - so if you are not checking the post at that address very regularly then you may run into problems.
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Just to make you aware - this is the address where they will send any Notices of Intended Prosecution (speeding fines, congenstion charge penalties, notices about parking tickets you've not paid) etc. These will only allow you 14-28 days to respond before they get heavy handed - so if you are not checking the post at that address very regularly then you may run into problems.
Thanks for this warning, it is an address with good friends that will open my mail and inform if my driving behaviour is not up to standard.

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Aren't you better bringing a pick up over from Iceland or one on foreign plates so you don't get any tickets etc.
Its too much hard work to prosecute cars on foreign plates.
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Aren't you better bringing a pick up over from Iceland or one on foreign plates so you don't get any tickets etc.
Its too much hard work to prosecute cars on foreign plates.
Transport cost expensive and would have to bring it back to Iceland once a year for MOT otherwise penalty charge of 150 pounds for not bringing it in for inspection on right time

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be careful with the towing weights, depending on what you want to tow. Of the new pick ups, the Toyota has the lowest towing weight according to an article in ths months 4x4 mag.

Also, look into insurance before you do anything. As I am not now classed as UK resident by insurance companies, and have a swiss license (not an english one until I return properly), my insurance is costing 3 times what it did before Most UK insurance companies require you to be UK resident, with a UK license (you can get round the UK license bit for up to a year, but the residency is more difficult). Unless you lie of course, but then if anything happens and they find out....
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Unless you lie of course, but then if anything happens and they find out....
...he could tell 'em he's an Icesave Executive and in the mad confusion I'll spirit him out of the country to a Friendly State nearby....

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