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  1. Where to park ?

    Hallo !!   I'll be moving to Nürnberg in a few weeks and I have a question regarding my car (I haven't find any post on that subject).   I am moving from France to Nürnberg and will be coming with my car. I have found a temporary apartment and I have questions about parking. I don't know what the rules are. Is a parking permit mandatory to park on the street close by your place? In France I do have my own parking space so that's not a question but I lived in Ireland and I had to get a parking permit so I was allowed to park on a few streets around my place without having to pay everyday.   Thanks !
  2. Hi all,   I will shortly be transferring to Munich with my company and they will be covering some of my relocation expenses (they give me a lump sum), but I am wondering whether it is actually worthwhile to think about moving my car from the US to Germany.   I am noticing that cars in Germany are far more expensive than the US, even if we are talking about BMWs, used or new (I am mostly interested in used).  My current car is valued at around 12-13k in the US market, but if I it would be worth it, i would much prefer to move it to Germany than sell it in the US and buy another one when i get to Germany.   Moreover, I was potentially thinking of getting a better car in Europe, maybe a bmw m3 or i8 for example, but again, it looks like prices for used cars are significantly higher in Germany than here in the US. Would it even be worth thinking about buying it here in the US with the intention to move it there ?   If anyone has experience and can shed some light, it would be great. Thanks !
  3. Hello, living in Geneva now, I will be selling by old car which I bought in Germany back then, registered on German plates. The buyer will be registering it either in CH or FR, after the deal, so I need to do my part by allow this at Stuttgart Zulassungstelle first. I have spent hours trying to find what exactly I will need to have with me and what not, plus what is the cheapest way how to do it. Would you have a clue? 1. This webpage describes the export via "Ausfuhrkennzeichen". What makes me totally confused is the line "Das Fahrzeug ist vorzuführen" in the pre-requisites. Does this mean they expect the car physically there in the moment when I will be doing the paperwork at the Zulassungstelle? The thing is, I totally don't want to drive the car 500 km and back. Why it is written there? I have never heard of that necessity, isn't this just a false information on the webpage?   2. The Ausfuhrkennzeichen solution is actually pretty expensive. Special plates, special insurance for the transport. My case is probably unusual in a fact, that I don't need to transport it anywhere. The buyer will take it here in Geneva, I will take the German plates, and I just need to deregister it in Germany - but as far I understand it, I cannot make a simple deregister without telling the Zulassungstelle that someone else will be registering the car abroad? Because it would be probably not possible then, maybe they even collect the car papers from me at the Zulassungstelle, when I will ask for deregistering...? upon which it would be impossible for the buyer to register it elsewhere, of course. Do you please know how should I handle it? Many thanks.
  4. E-car tips

    So I finally confirmed my Tesla Model 3 order this past week! It will take some weeks to receive it, but in the meantime I want to prepare for it.   I came up with some topics where I could use some help and maybe this is also useful for others thinking on moving to EVs.   Questions: Is there an electricity tariff for night charges? My supplier is E.On but I could move to another. Any useful tips on where to do in-city charging? Which charging stations are cheaper? How to register for them? Useful smartphone apps for charging stations? I´ve seen google maps has them now, but maybe there are more useful ones. Any recommended electrician in Munich to change the garage installation for higher amperage? Or does Tesla recommend one? How much should I expect for a service like that? What other cable/adapters would I need to be on the safe side, i.e. maximum compatibility with all charging stations. Any "must have" accessories for the car? I will get a USB drive for the "Sentry mode" for sure!   Bear in mind, I will probably do most of my charging at home, but if it is much cheaper outside, I would go once a week to a public charger.
  5. Car expenses for freelancers

    Hey, I would like to know how does it work in terms of tax of leasing/buying a car for work related issue. I live in Berlin and work as a freelance, I would like to buy/lease a car for work purposes only (meetings out of Berlin, Will use the car for private issues only in case of emergency).   If you can help me understand a. Are all costs tax deductible (car, service, insurance, petrol)? b. I understand I need a log book for the first 3 months? how do I prove it's for work? c. what happens if I sell the car? d. what happens if I stop being a freelnace? e. are there any price limitaions on the car?   Thank you!    
  6. Hello   We are selling our reliable Honda Civic that has served our family well for the last 8 years. Our family has grown too big for the car, however, so it is sadly time to sell it. We wish we could keep it longer. It is mechanically sound, rust-free and in very good condition for its age. Comes from a non-smoking family.     The advert we are running can be found in Ebay kleinanzeige and Autoscout (in German) - where you can find more pictures. But I will outline the main features below in English as well:      Silver, 5 door hatchback, alloy wheels (x8), manual gearbox, fabric interior First registered March 2001, 2 previous owners 1.6 Petrol VTEC engine, with the green (4) umwektplakette 117,500 Kilometres Engine, clutch, gearbox in very good condition Rust free, no damage New Exhaust Summer and winter tyres (summer tyres are now fitted), space-saving spare wheel central locking, ABS, airbags, alarm electric windows front and back, electric sunroof, heated mirrors CD-radio   A few minor things to be aware of and which are reflected in the price: The central locking does not operate the front passenger door, which must be manually locked and unlocked. The car is fitted with air conditioning but is not currently operable - if this is important to you, it can be repaired. We were happy with the sunroof and never used the air-con, which is why we didn't have it repaired. This is why air-conditioning isn't listed as a feature of the car. The car is sold with 4 winter tyres in addition to the summer tyres it is sitting on. One winter tyre recently sustained a puncture - this is probably repairable (but I am no expert). Sometimes the stereo cuts out, but will turn itself back on moments later.     These are the only known issues to us - but of course if you are interested in examining the car yourself or test-driving it, this is naturally possible (with licence and proof of liability insurance).    Naturally, I must highlight that the car is being sold privately without any warranty. The exclusion of a warranty does not apply to claims for damages from grossly negligent or intentional violation of duties of the seller and for any injury to life, limb and health. No returns.   Any questions or to arrange an inspection, please just PM me.                
  7. Hello everyone,   I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on importing a new car from the UK to Germany?   I have seen threads discussing bringing used cars over and bringing imports from the USA but not a NEW car from the UK.   Due to a discount I can get in the UK it might make financial sense for me to jump through the bureaucratic hoops required.   The car would already be LHD as it can be ordered like that from new.   So I was hoping someone could tell me how to go about it, and what the overall costs might be.   Thanks!   Peter.