WHAT ARE THE LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTING VEHICLES FROM GERMANY?
There are many stories on the Internet with examples and experiences of people who have bought a car in Germany. Some of them are true, but many are not.
The first thing we have to say about bringing a car directly from Germany is that:
- It is something normal and very similar to buying it in Spain except for the country, the language and the procedures.
- It is sometimes worth it to import a car from Germany (not always), for example when we buy a vehicle which has a lot of extras, with features that we will not find in Spain or they will be quite expensive.
- Cars in Germany are treated the same way that in Spain, France, Italy… applying common sense, there are people who take care of them and people who do not.
- Germans are much stricter in the mileage and crashes, since they are fined, which means any car purchased in Germany comes with a contract that specifies that the car has not been manipulated regarding the mileage and has never had an accident (if it has, it must specify the costs of reparation).
STEPS TO BUY A CAR DIRECTLY FROM GERMANY
FIND THE CAR IN GERMANY
You can go to www.mobile.de or www.autoscout24.com, there you will find a great number of different vehicles with different prices and features.
FILL THE FORM AND SEND US THE LINK
Select the links of the cars and send them to us so we can compare and pick the best choice for you
DETAILED GERMAN CARS REPORT
We will send you all the information related to price, condition, revision book, last inspection, transportation, registration…
BUY A CAR IN GERMANY
Elaborate the buying contract, deliver the German technical file, registration letter and payment via bank transfer.
COLLECTION OF THE DOCUMENTATION
We will deliver to your place of residence in 48 hours so you can ask for the green provisional license plates in your traffic office.
TRANSPORTATION TO SPAIN
It will arrive within 7-10 days and you will be able to drive it with the provisional green license plates. The transportation fee is paid upon delivery. See more information on transportation.
TECHNICAL INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION
Once you pass the technical inspection to obtain Spain’s technical file and you go to the traffic office where you will be given the permit.
And… the car will be ready to be driven in Spain.
See how easy it is to bring a car from Germany? All that is left is to enjoy your new BMW or whatever your favourite car is.
If you want us to take care of all the legal procedures to import a car from Germany you just have to pick the car you like the most and contact us. Let us counsel you on how to buy your car in Germany.
EXAMPLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GERMAN CAR
A search on mobile.de will look like this:
Mobile.de allows you to find cars from many countries, not just Germany. Do not worry if you like a car from Poland or France, for instance; we can help you to import it and buy it safely and quickly.
Following the last example, once you click the orange button that says “Mostrar resulatdos”, a series of cars will appear (in this case 9, among them 7 German cars, 1 Austrian and 1 Russian) where you will be able to see further information about each car, like mileage, previous accidents, power, extras, gas consumption, motor type, etc.
Each file comes with several pictures, from the inside and the outside.
Once you have chosen the vehicle you like the most, all you have to do is to fill in the form in our website so we can start working for you therefore in less than 10 days you may be driving your new car in Spain in a totally legal way.
One more thing you must keep in mind when importing a car is the registration tax, depending on the car model, consumption, pollution, year of fabrication, autonomous community, etc. this tax amount can vary a lot. If you want to know how much you will pay for the registration tax when importing a car, click on the next button:
If you are not sure about which car you will buy in Germany yet, we show you a list of the 10 best sellers in January 2017 (we will update this list as soon as more updated official data is published).
10 BEST SELLING CARS IN GERMANY IN JANUARY 2017
- Volkswagen Golf -> 14,237
- Volkswagen Passat -> 7,175
- Volkswagen Tiguan -> 6,693
- Volkswagen Polo -> 5,965
- Mercedes Clase C -> 5,941
- Opel Astra -> 5,176
- BMW X1 -> 5,120
- Audi A4 -> 4,531
- Volkswagen Touran -> 4,498
- Skoda Octavia -> 4,425
It seems like the Germans have already forgiven Volkswagen for lying on their CO2 emissions.