I'm an European student living and studying as an undergraduate in the UK, my question is how can I buy myself a car, what is the procedure, what type of taxes I have to pay.
Where I should register the car?
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To buy a UK car in the United Kingdom you need:
You can buy your car from either a private seller (e.g. someone selling his/her own car), or from a dealer. Most of the steps are the same, but in case you are buying from a dealer they will most likely be able to help with the registration of the car.
In any case, once you buy a car you have to make sure it is:
Once these are done you can use and drive it. There might be additional costs involved, especially if you live in an area where you need to get a parking permit to actually park your car. Also the car needs to be checked every year for roadworthyness (called MOT), so if there isn't much time left on the car's MOT, you will have to probably get it as well.
You don't strictly need a driving license in order to buy a car. A friend or family member could drive it for you as long as they have your permission, a driving license, and adequate insurance.
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