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Selling a right hand drive in Sundsvall

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IrishNotIrish
post 25.Feb.2017, 02:38 PM
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Hi,

Planning a move to Sweden from Ireland. I wish to bring my car and maybe exchange it for a left hand drive once I'm settled in. My questions:

1. Will dealers in Sweden take my car?

2. Will it be awkward for me to do this?

Having this information will make the planning easier. Thank you for any answers you have! laugh.gif

P.S. 2003 Nissan Micra - good condition.
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yet another brit
post 25.Feb.2017, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (IrishNotIrish @ 25.Feb.2017, 02:38 PM) *
Hi,Planning a move to Sweden from Ireland. I wish to bring my car and maybe exchange it for a left hand drive once I'm settled in. My questions:1. Will dealers in Sweden t ... (show full quote)



Well, yes, they might take it but you'll never get a good price.

Why not reverse the system to make it work for you? Look for a LHD car in Ireland (where it should be cheaper) and buy before you move. Then re-register it in Sweden.
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Bsmith
post 25.Feb.2017, 04:40 PM
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Or better yet, sell your RHD in Ireland, take the money to Sweden and buy a LHD. Bringing cars in to another country (especially Sweden) can be a hassle.
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IrishNotIrish
post 25.Feb.2017, 06:28 PM
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As an add on question, what is insurance like in Sweden? Is it expensive for young men? As a 25 year old male in Ireland, I'm lucky to pay roughly 1100. It could be much higher.
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yet another brit
post 25.Feb.2017, 10:18 PM
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Registering a foreign car in Sweden is easier than you might imagine, though it costs a couple of 1000s SEK (100s EUR to you, sir). You'll need someone to help you though, as this is not really something easily done without knowing Swedish.

Insurance, well here you may get lucky. In the UK, the driver is insured, in Sweden it is the car. Some companies add conditions about young drivers, though that seems to mean less than 23.

You will need to shop around, as different insurers look at risk differently. So company A (say, for example, IF, just saying) will look at a 2012 M3, and assume - probably correctly - that it will be driven by an asshole and want a fortune, where (say, for example, TryggHansa, just saying) will look at the same car and give you a significantly lower quote because their model is more based on shared risk. And of course, if you want to insure a 2003 Micra their positions will be the reverse.
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