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by 1bassleft
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Has the website been down? Real struggle to get the webite uploaded while in the UK. Anyway, I'm returning to the Costa later today and the Carfax offer still stands if you want it, Olive.
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Happy to help (once you're recovered). Not implying you'll be overdoing New Year :wink: , I feel like a teenager with first wheels after 2 months cruel and unusual punishment searching the 'net for a reasonable car. As regards tax, others know far more (I'm a newb) but I believe the year starts in J...
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

You're right, Miro, your Landcruiser would definitely be missing that info IME. In fairness to Carfax (and I don't give the aforementioned dealer much benefit having inspected their previous, "immaculate, todo al dia" car with signs of forced entry and no ITV) the Pug in question is recent...
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Renault Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 4271

Re: Renault Capture

If I may throw in my tuppence on the diesel/small turbo petrol etc debate (although I have no need for ground clearance)... I had the Megane 1.2 Tce through October on hire and, for a small engine in a moderately large car, it took the uphill ramp and onto the A7 at 120 all in its stride and nipping...
by 1bassleft
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Final "is Carfax any use?" opinion from me. I used up 10 checks for €25 and purchased another 10. On my 15th check, I've finally put a deposit on a car and I'm (hopefully) driving it away today (Monday 18/12). A quick summary: 1) Ownership changes are very up to date - same month as checke...
by 1bassleft
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Have been back in the Costa for a coupla weeks, built up enough MilAnuncios possibles, so I splashed €25 on a Carfax check-ten pack. Seemed like a no-brainer, working out at 2.5 squid to check each car. I've run through two so far. I'd say I'm underwhelmed - certainly not as encompassing-looking as ...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: AP7
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Re: AP7

Too late for the OP, but I took the AP7 in October to get to Duquesa. I joined the A7 at J222 (Arroyo) as A7's 3 lanes and 120kph anyway. When the A7 splits off and trundles through at 100kph (if you're lucky at some times of the day) just before Fuengirola, I stayed on the peaje. Pleasant 120kph un...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

tried it in the UK and you're right Miro. VIN (and some other things) don't match. The Barcelona matriculation was just yet another coincidence. If I do use it soon (and I probably will) by paying up, I'll post here whether I found it useful and worth the money.
by 1bassleft
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

No, I didn't check the chassis numbers, sorry - the ejemplo was uploaded on my PC in Spain and I was looking at the pics of the actual car's docs on my PC in UK, where I am now. I'll check side by side here later. If you're getting that example whatever plate you put in, it must be a coincidence but...
by 1bassleft
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

It turns out to be a free appetizer, but not the full 3 courses: I've seen paperwork for the Seat, and it matches the Carfax Ejemplo Informe for the same vehicle. So, for one car, I got useful free info but if you try again with other reg plates it sticks with the first plate you entered. Closing th...
by 1bassleft
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

I've read in Sur a number of times over the years how much the Ayunts would like me to sign on to the padron for exactly the reason you describe. I never did because I was only here 8-10 weeks per year. Now that's changing, I'll do things pretty much in the order of whatever appointments come up fir...
by 1bassleft
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Thanks for contributions to this and previous threads that I've gained a lot from. I'm heading back to UK for 10 days but will keep looking in here. Special thanks to the headsups on the CoC rigour - probably entailing throwing out decent tyres to have the same brand name on the sidewalls :crazy: A ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

Ah, I failed again. I excitedly posted up "this is great (which it probably is, TBF) and FREE :!: " Once I realized it was a coincidence, I wanted to save people wasted time and I thought the edit first, rather than chronologically, would help. But it didn't. Sorry about that. HST (and I'm...
by 1bassleft
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Anyway of checking vehicle history?
Replies: 26
Views: 16840

Re: Anyway of checking vehicle history?

EDIT: :oops: I think it's a case of "move along people, nothing to see here..." It looks like "Ejemplo Informe" is what I first thought, after all. A random. :oops: By extraordinary and embarrassing coincidence, the car plate I typed in belonged to a 2006 Seat Ibiza 1.4Tdi. I was...
by 1bassleft
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Thanks Paddy, really useful to get somebody's personal experience; especially when recent. Don't worry about putting me off per se, if certain aspects are bad then it's good to be told :thumbup: I'd decided against the ferry to Santander/Bilbao in favour of the Chunnel. Most of my family live on its...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Axar Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Axar Cars

Like others have found, my budget for over here has gone up in response to the absolute heaps that came in at my original. For now, though, I have to put a €3k ceiling on what is meant to move me around for a year or two. I don't mind dents/scrapes/blsitering (my present hire car, as with previous, ...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Thanks for the welcome and quick response, ck; I'm close to certifiable myself so I'll hopefully fit in nicely. Going back through some more, previous, threads it looks like I would have to have owned the car perhaps a year (never mind 6 months) for it to be considered a chattel. That's way too much...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Axar Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Axar Cars

Has OP or anyone else subsequently tried Axar Cars? They haven't got my kind of vehicle but I was considering asking them to let me know when they do. Less hassle than my UK LHD bring-over idea if they are decent. Also, many, many promising cars listed by (proper) dealers in milanuncios et al neglec...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?

Hi, I'm new to the forum and not au fait with all things Spanish so please take my post as intended to be helpful but possibly dead flat wrong. I have been reading up a lot on diesels in the last month because of the advantages here and some Tdi etc fora have a lot to say. Assuming your Dacia has th...
by 1bassleft
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 10097

Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Hello all, just registered as a newb but have spent a fair while reading useful threads here before jumping in. I thoroughly read through the long-runner (2013-2016 IIRC) on bringing over a UK car but thought it would be better to start afresh with my particular circs. I'm seriously considering purc...