I have been debating buying a car in Italy because it is more convenient to get around in. I live outside of a big city and public transport is not the best option. I was wondering what the process of buying a car entails? What documents would I need?
It is true that owning a car creates much more freedom to travel and move around. There are several options you can take when choosing a car. If you are able to find a local dealership and garage to find a car, this is a good start. Read reviews and see what other expats in your area recommend about local dealerships. You can also look online to find second-hand vehicles – though with these you must ensure they are in the right condition.
Are you an Italian resident? Being a resident in Italy essential to purchase a car there. You would need to take several types of documents with you to the ACI Public Registry Office to register the purchase and put the car in your name. These documents include your residency certificate, ID, tax code and proof of insurance. For more information on what documents you need and how to go about purchasing a vehicle in Italy, check out this page on Buying a car in Italy.
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