I thought I read on another thread that there is a procedure to follow but it is by no means impossible to import.No doubt about it they are considerably cheaper
But the big problem which has recently raised its head is you need a certificate of conformity to import any vehicle under 10 years of age
An Irish COF is not acceptable and if the van is Irish you will not get a British COF on it !!!!!
I lived and worked in Wexford Southern Ireland For 12 years and returned to the Uk 3 years ago I brought my van back with me and had no bother registering itI wouldn't be up to speed on the regulations by no means. I was reading a few threads the other night and some said it was easy to import while others disagreed. I just posted an example of what is for sale in Ireland as with sterling strong against the euro ye guys can get great value.
You have to prove VAT was paid when purchased new, which is crazy.... How could you buy a new van and not pay VAT !!And there may also be a VAT implication to consider.
How much do you think you would pay for a UK version?Here is an example of a van for sale. How does it compare price wise?
£9,350.00 for a five year old van with 100k on the clock? Doesn't seem like exceptional value to me? :*Here is an example of a van for sale. How does it compare price wise?
I agree with Swiss.How much do you think you would pay for a UK version?
Doesn't seem much in it
Considering the hassle
Good postI've looked at a few but always been put off by a couple of things. Firstly, if a van was written off in Ireland wouldn't this history be wiped clean when it was brought over to the UK? If a van was written off in the UK and taken over to Ireland, wouldn't that also wipe clean it's history if it was brought back? Secondly, there are proportionally way too many Irish vans for sale in the UK, still on Irish plates. The sellers always insist that it's a doddle to change them over to a UK registration. You have to ask why they don't do it then, if it really was that simple, considering it would increase the sale value.
I'm saw an 07 Caravelle with apparently 45,000 miles on the clock yesterday. A quick email to the seller to ask for MOT history to backup the mileage got a response with loads of scanned paperwork and MOT history, up until 2 years ago. The seller now reckons the last 2 MOT's were in N.Ire and even though in the UK, so can't be viewed online. Oh, yeah, he's abroad at the moment and the last 2 MOT's are with the van back in the UK. I suspect the reply I gave asking if I can see the van will generate the usual response about them delivering at their cost, I have to pay up font with Paypal, covered by the Ebay buyer protection scheme (which does NOT cover vehicles).... It's a minefield out there, I know of at least 8 or 9 obvious scam T5 adverts on Ebay and Autotrader at the moment. The style is so similar, it's probably the same one or two people behind it all.
T5's are certainly in demand and the scammers know it.