Buying a car ⦁ 英國買車
If you need to buy a car for self use or for work, here are some useful tips.
Most popular brands in the UK
- European brands: Audi, VW, Mercedes, Seat, Volvo, Citroen, Renault, Skoda
- US brands: Ford
- Japanese brands: Honda, Toyata
- Korean brans: Kia
Buying a car for Uber?
Perhaps get a cheap but big car from Skoda? It is noisy and bumpy – but cheap!
Buying second hand cars in the UK
The owner of a car will have a form called V5C which shows how the car is registered – the make and model, weight, colour etc – and the number plate. It also has the address of the ‘Registered Keeper’ which means the owner who is responsible for tax and would get any traffic fines etc.
When a car is sold, the seller fills in the new owners name and address on a part of the form, which they tear off and give to the new owner. The seller then posts the V5C to the DVLA, which updates its records and sends a new V5C to the new owner. To be honest it is a pretty old system.
It is possible you might need a proof of address if you buy from a company. They don’t NEED a proof of address, but they MIGHT want to check for their own policy.
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