Can we buy a car if ... ?
Your feedback would be appreciated.
As a migrant arriving in Adelaide in Jan 2013 , can we buy a car immediately with:
1. No Australian passport ( we will be on our British passports )
2. No Australian drivers licenece ( we have both British and and have got an International drivers licence )
3. No permanent residential address ( we will rent somewhere when we get over & proberbly stay in a motel for first 3 days )
We will be able to pay cash upfront for the full amount.
We need to go in and test drive, buy and leave in the same day.
Any advice, tips would be appreciated.
I don't see why not but this is the land of a 1000 petty rules. Try e mailing one of the big dealers - Jarvis at Gepps Cross or Stillwell Ford (look on Google for numbers) and ask them.
Yes, you can buy the car. You have 14 days to register it. That's where the problem starts. But it can be done. You will need to provide proof of address for this. An introduction letter from the bank worked for me. From this, or other accepted ID documents, a driver number can be created. Then your away! The link below will give you all the details.
Many thanks HotRod - will go through the link you sent me. If I have any queries I hope you dont mind me getting in contact again.
Having just spent the past 5 days searching for a brand new car and Jarvis and Stillwells were the con artists champions, i ended up using the Hyundai dealer at nurioopta, absolute ripper of a deal.
Originally Posted by spanners
No worries Shan. Just ask.
Easier to do license before car and rego we found
hi what i can suggest is that as soon as you arrive you transfer your brit liscence to an australian one.. then get a bank account--or even before you leave uk you caqn get one--westpac , commbank does it i think.. it will not matter if you are not a resident yet--since you said you are buying cash.. but why use up your cash when you can get it on finance...some dealers can give you finance but it will be just base on you visa..peter kittle toyota is a good place to go...but it depends on you where your fancy is. hope this helps
I know what you mean by this but it did make me smile!
Originally Posted by yenajisjaney
The easiest thing to do is take 100 points of ID to Motor Registration ( Service SA) yes you will need some form of ID with an address. Bank account statement or similar will suffice. Apply for a client number so that you may register a vehicle here in your name in sa. No need to worry about your licence straight away. You can get a ID card from them as well if you so desire to help you with future ID.
This is all you need to go test drive, buy a car and register it here