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« Reply #30 on: 06 February, 2012, 11:15:27 AM »

 Yes Brian,

Thrown in the deep end springs to mind, overall a very good trip, sometimes apprehensive (and even a little scary), but totally worthwhile.

interestingly the only time we got pulled over was at British customs, no-one else battered an eye, even with the "dodgy" export plates, still at least our boys were doing their jobs.

Slight error in my fuel consumption figure for the trip, it wasn't 39mpg, it was only 36.97mpg but I suppose considering the conditions, it's not too bad.
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« Reply #31 on: 06 February, 2012, 11:34:20 AM »

Congrats Paul in getting this done, aint it always the way that something we all would regard as being relatively straightforward turns into an expedition to the South Pole and back with just a single pit pony and a tin of spam!

And nearly all of it to do with paperwork, re tape and endless ways of delaying you...........free trade zone my A****E!


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« Reply #32 on: 06 February, 2012, 11:38:17 AM »

But why did they pull you over....?

Think about it, you'd gone and done everything correctly, honest up-standing citizen etc.......

I'd like to think their finely tuned senses would mostly be pulling over the very suspicious or something not quite right about them types!!!!


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« Reply #33 on: 06 February, 2012, 01:06:08 PM »


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To be honest I thought with those dodgy export plates everyman & his dog would have pulled me over, but I reckon that the sub zero temperatures actually did me a favour- no-one wanted to get out of their nice warm huts & kiosks.
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« Reply #34 on: 08 February, 2012, 07:25:53 PM »

Well done Paul. It's been a bit of a trek to get it, so to speak, and  no doubt a nervous couple of weeks until it is registered. Hope you enjoy it once it's done and away from the snow!
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« Reply #35 on: 09 February, 2012, 08:15:59 AM »

Spoke to NCS Systems Limited who are complying the car to UK legislation, it has passed all tests with VCA, just completing the registration process, should be ready mid next week but cannot pick it up until the following week as I am off ski-ing!
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« Reply #36 on: 09 February, 2012, 09:47:31 AM »

thought you might have had enough ski-ing bringing it home Wink Wink
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« Reply #37 on: 09 February, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »

thought you might have had enough ski-ing bringing it home Wink Wink

Roger, that was bob sleighing! - different sport, similar conditions except more grip on Rosignols than Pirellis.
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« Reply #38 on: 09 February, 2012, 11:44:30 PM »

thought you might have had enough ski-ing bringing it home Wink Wink

Roger, that was bob sleighing! - different sport, similar conditions except more grip on Rosignols than Pirellis.

don't know about you but the snow returned early evening, glad I took "Fay" out for a run in the dry earlier on as she hasn't been started for 2-3 weeks, now all safely tucked up in her airchamber, wish I had a Thesis in there as well Roll Eyes

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« Reply #39 on: 16 February, 2012, 01:34:00 PM »

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« Reply #40 on: 16 February, 2012, 06:11:14 PM »

You were lucky Paul B, it could have been just the one  Wink
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« Reply #41 on: 21 February, 2012, 02:08:27 PM »


Collected car from SCS limited in Castle Donington yesterday, they did a fantastic job in turning the car around with VCA. Discreet LCD mph speedo fitted which reflects of LHS corner of windscreen, Headlamps corrected for RHD (included adjustment of self levelling system), couple of wheel scuffs rectified, personal plate fitted and 12 months tax (for 215.00).

Car drives great, but stops or certainly slows down traffic which can be annoying on Motorways when trying to filter into quicker lanes and the cars overtaking are slowing to your speed to take a look, but definately all worth while.

The whole importation process was daunting at times and I often wondered if all the hassle was worthwhile, but now it's here the answer is a resounding Yes!

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« Reply #42 on: 21 February, 2012, 06:32:54 PM »

That's great that you got 12 months tax for 215, which tax band is it in and what are the emmissions?
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« Reply #43 on: 21 February, 2012, 07:47:44 PM »

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Car drives great, but stops or certainly slows down traffic which can be annoying on Motorways when trying to filter into quicker lanes and the cars overtaking are slowing to your speed to take a look, but definately all worth while.

Congratulations on getting the car through the registration process so smoothly.  You will get used to other cars slowing to take a look.  After 8 years of driving the Lybra (and just over 2 years of driving my Delta), I don't really notice people looking at the car anymore, though when I have friends in the car they often comment on the attention that both cars receive!
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« Reply #44 on: 22 February, 2012, 08:32:11 AM »

That's great that you got 12 months tax for 215, which tax band is it in and what are the emmissions?

When applying to VCA I was initially told I had to supply the Certificate of Conformity which I duly obtained from Fiat UK. When SCS checked all the paperwork upon looking at the CofC, they decided not to disclose it as the emissions (234)were highish, resulting in a 435 road tax bill. Instead they sent in the documentation as they do when importing non EU cars (which do not have a CofC) which fall into one of two categories, Low 105 per annum or high 215 per annum.

I do not think the system is fair because you could purchase for example a Hummer from the states and only pay 215 per annum yet much smaller and more enviro friendly European vehicles get assessed according to emissions, however as I was paying a premium to allow a specialist company to prepare the vehicle for UK legislation I am not complaining!
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