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  • 03-07-2020 4:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Hi folks, hopefully completing purchase of a car in Lincolnshire today. I was going to fly over and drive it back next week, but between the flight, train, drive and boat back I feel it would be just too dangerous in these times and unfair to my family/friends/colleagues, so can anyone recommend a company that would collect and deliver to Dublin? One that would give the car the once-over would be good. Anyone have an idea of cost?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    You still looking?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    No, thanks brucky. David Mackey transport looking after me. So far so good, really helpful.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,852 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    What you get and how much for the transport to Dublin?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    I'll wait till it arrives unkel, but €400 with paperwork and a very helpful attitude so far. it would have cost me 3 if I had travelled, so well worth it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    That’s cheaper than I’ve just paid for an enclosed transporter.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Enclosed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    Has a fibreglass, or canvas canopy around it to keep it clean and dry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Ah, pure luxury. Mine is travelling economy, via car transporter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    Yeh but you got a good price. Be certain to get the required paperwork from the driver to show proof of the importation date for revenue/reg etc, it’s probably not your first rodeo. Did you buy a classic or modern?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    An 89 190e. Proof of carriage for VRT and vat included in price.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,852 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Pretty decent price. I like the road trips myself bringing cars in but you wouldn't do it for the money savings (that said, I did bring a car in a few years ago for only a touch over €100 for flight, ferry and expenses but that was exceptionally cheap). And in these COVID times probably a safer solution not to travel abroad for the moment if you can avoid it.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ brucky


    Nice car love Mercs, I have an old 300se, enjoy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    unkel wrote: »
    Pretty decent price. I like the road trips myself bringing cars in but you wouldn't do it for the money savings (that said, I did bring a car in a few years ago for only a touch over €100 for flight, ferry and expenses but that was exceptionally cheap). And in these COVID times probably a safer solution not to travel abroad for the moment if you can avoid it.

    This, unkel. I love the spins back, I've done it with bike and car. Nothing like the breacon beacons and up over snowdonia on a sunny day, but in this climate it's just not worth it.


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