Buying a car in the UK

Options for expats

If you live in a more rural area of the UK having a car will be invaluable. For expats who are city-based, the freedom of having your own car will give you the chance to visit the many great sights around the UK at your convenience.

After paying for your travel, accommodation and getting all your belongings shipped over, thinking about purchasing a car to get around can be a little daunting. With the big move, finances can be a little tight, and forking out for a brand new car isn’t always possible.

Don’t fret, there are plenty of different ways to buy a new car and some don’t even involve large sums of money – yes it’s true! In fact, some dealerships like Peugeot, Toyota and Citroen have recently created ‘Just Add Fuel’ schemes, where you’ll receive a brand new car and pay small monthly sums. This covers insurance and your tax, so all you need is to add fuel.

They can also fix the monthly sum around your income or budget, which is ideal if you’ve just landed in the UK and are still settling in. At the end of your contract with the dealership, just like a mobile phone, you can upgrade to a new one or simply pay off the rest of the money and you’ll be the owner of the vehicle.

Whether you’re looking for a family car, or something sleek and stylish for yourself then check with your local garages to see what they’re offering. If you’re a little more savvy you’ll be able to save by buying privately; ebay or Gumtree are great for finding bargains on used cars in the UK.

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