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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 27-02-2012, 12:35
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Hi. Can anyone help me with my search for a used car?

I move to Pollensa in April and will need some wheels!

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Just the wheels Max?
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Hi Max i have moved this post as it's a better area for it, wonderful news that things are going through smoothly. Have a look here, there is some very good advice re buying second hand cars :- http://www.forum.puertopollensa.com/...-mallorca.html .
There are often ads for cars from dealers or private in the Talk of the North and the Daily Buletin.
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Maxalan,it might be simpler to buy from a dealer/garage than buying privately. That way you know there are no outstanding fines etc.
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Ha. Need the whole car I'm afraid. Cars seem so expensive out there. It's not worth bringing my car to register as it's brand new and will probably get battered!

I just need a second hand car to get me from a to b

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Sorry Max, couldn't resist it ! If its just a runabout then probably wait until you get over and ask around or as Sparky said look in the Talk of the North or the Daily Bulletin, they have cheaper options in there.
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Max don't rush into buying the first thing you see take your time look through the papers as sparky said and visit some local garages there are lots of good cheap cars to be found in and around PP. Best rent a cheap car till you find what you need. Thats what we did and we have a great little car now.
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Hello there, Not sure if you are on Facebook but there is a page which is second hand Mallorca North ( or similar wording) and there is a Toyota family car (like Picasso/scenic I think) for sale in Alcudia for about 1600€ from memory. I agree Talk of the North often have private adverts for cars too. No panic, I am sure you will find something once you come over and it could be easier to rent for one month at an excellent rate whilst you take your time and look around....
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If you are looking at 2nd hand & want reliability under no circumstances consider Renault,Fiat,Peugeot,Citroen these are the most unreliable motors sold in Europe for the past 12 years running.
If you live in the UK the most unreliable vehicle is the Freelander closely followed by RangeRover.
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Max, it may be worthwhile putting a "wanted" ad in TOTN
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Max, it may be worthwhile putting a "wanted" ad in TOTN
Do put one here as well Items Wanted/For Sale - Pollensa Forum
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I have used the Renault dealer/garage for over 5 years and have
found them helpful & reliable, so I suggest popping in to see them
in Pollensa, opposite the Petrol/Diesel station.
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Take a look at the Which car reliability charts to get an idea what to avoid .
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Hi Max, we have recently relocated from Uk, we have used a hired car for the past 6 months,done on 2 monthly blocks with,3 drivers, found this to be very economical. giving us time to look around for our own car, husband has just got a lovely BMW, from private sale, which we got our lawyer to check out and BMW report on before purchase,now looking for another for our son, good deals to be found if you take your time, being here on the island helps, as word of mouth is best advertisements sometimes.
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Found these posts very informative, thank-you. We're looking for a 'runaround' for when we're here (~ 5 times a year). Quite shocked at prices of second hand cars! Looking for something with 4/5 doors which seats 5. Going back home next Monday, if you hear of anything, let me know.
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