apologies if this is dealt with already and I have missed it but...we plan to bring our own car to Malta so as we are hoping to move in Summer '12 we thought we would buy a new/nearly new car NOW and that way we will have it for longer before we have to replace etc. Our current one would be 6 by the time we move and having to keep it for another 3, well it probably would blend in fine but we just thought better to buy a less than 1 yr old one and get as long as we can out of it, I have had a look to see what the registration tax would be if we didn't have it for two years, just playing about with dates etc so I can have an idea. I guess we could live with the damage but I would obviously rather not have to pay it.
1. is it 2 years from when you bought it until the day your present it at ADT or 2 years from the day it came into Malta ie was imported? I read the above and I would say it reads like the day you try and register it there BUT if it was me running the place I would want to see proof of when it entered the country and use that date. Our local dealer has told us if we ordered a new car now we would have to wait until November to get it but another dealer is advertising order now for Sep so I am confused on that one. But the local dealer also wants to charge us more for a nearly new car than we can buy a brand new one down in the other place - same car. Curious.
I am just concerned that I would want to come over around July and get settled ready for September new school year and the car won't have been ours for 2 years at that time, but if it was only a few weeks then we could bring it over later OR if we could stick it in the garage if it was the date presented rather than date entered country. Plus somewhere I am sure I read the owners have to enter country BEFORE the car. I am sure this was in relation to PR but is this true of OR? Or is it just balderdash and piffle?
2. can I take it that no further news has come out about changing the registration tax situation? June has been and gone so I am assuming Brussels are still scratching their heads.
It would just be our luck to go and buy a new car and keep it 2 years to avoid the big bill and then realise they changed it and we have to pay as our CO2 emissions are too high or similar. Just watch - that is the way my life is going right now