I've searched the internet & forums but can't seem to pinpoint the information I'm looking for. I've also had a look on the SA site for information, & perhaps I'm being a little blonde, but wondered if someone could simplify the whole buying a used car & the costs that come with it for me!
So...we walk into a used car centre, not letting on that we've literally just landed (!) & buy a car......smallish engine, nothing fancy, just something to get us on the road & from A-B to start with. We pay the man, who won't include any rego etc in the price!
So....what comes next?
We have 14 days to register it as ours from what I can gather? What are the costs involved in this?
Is it at this point we can get the rego? Which again, from what I can gather is similar to the car tax in the UK? I realise there are different costs depending on engine size, etc, but are there brackets to fall into. In the UK they have the A-G grouping depending on the CO emissions.
The rego includes third party insurance, which I understand is for injury & no vehicle insurance. Again, anyway to know how much this would roughly cost? If we take out fully comp insurance (which we likely would be doing for our own piece of mind) is this reduced at all?
& stamp duty? Is this a % of the car value?
& finally - we would be hoping to buy a car ASAP after we arrived, but we'd still be in short term accommodation. Can we give this address, & then change it at a later date once we've got a long term rental?
Thank you so much