Buying a Car?

Tools to check a car online in the comfort of your own home

Added 2 March 2015 by

Tools to check a car in the comfort of your own home

When buying a car, it is important that you give yourself the chance to see it first, best if accompanied by someone who knows more of cars than you do. It is also essential to take the car to a trusted mechanic or an authorized service centre. Before it all starts, though, you can verify many features of the car while looking at it online.

A trusted online dealer will put the VIN of the car in the very offer, together with the date when it was first registered and its current number plates. If any of those are not to be found online, you can still email or call the person to get the missing information. As soon as you have it, there is a lot more to find out online about the vehicle you are interested in buying. There is one thing you need to remember about, though: if the offer is a fraud, the dealer may provide you with a VIN that does not belong to the car sold, so it is vital that you verify the VIN received with the one you find in the car when you go to check it yourself.

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Buying a Car?

Where to import a second car from: a review of selected countries

Added 23 February 2015 by

Where to import a second car from: a review of selected countries

Polish drivers used to import cars from Germany until a couple of years ago. With its good roads, proximity to Poland and attractive car prices, Germany was popular location to buy from. The situation has changed, though, and with the reduced availability of different offers our Western neighbour has already become as good a choice as many other countries, if not worse.

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Buying a Car?

Importing a car sold in or outside the EU: how much?

Added 16 February 2015 by

Imported vehicles are popular among Polish drivers: the state of roads, climate and prices of service compared to salaries are usually better elsewhere than in our country. Theoretically speaking, imported cars should be in better condition than ours, then, but it is not only the quality that makes them so attractive here; their price is just as common a reason. Seldom do cars sell cheap without any reason, though, so rash decisions may turn out to be disastrous in the end. It is always advised to carefully calculate the cost of import before making the final decision.
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Buying a Car?

Online automotive scam: don’t let them fool you!

Added 10 February 2015 by

Online automotive scam: don’t let them fool you!

Compared to countries of western Europe,  Poland does not offer impressive salaries; this makes us eager to seek best value for money deals. On the other hand, we pay great attention to quality. As such, we are an easy target for all kinds of online frauds. They use Polish websites to post offers of great imported vehicles at truly competitive prices. The problem is, these cars only exist online and thus will never reach you, no matter how much you pay.

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Buying a Car?

How to buy a car from Germany

Added 3 February 2015 by

How to buy a car from Germany

German cars are just as popular in Poland as many other products manufactured by our Western neighbours. Famous for its well-maintained roads and drivers’ care for their vehicles (not to mention their regular use of certified service stations), Germany is a great place to import your new car from. Still, the country of manufacturing should not be the sole factor in determining whether the deal you have found is not a scam. Whenever you are buying, you need to be wary of potential faults, both in the car and the way it is being sold.

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