Buying a car in Georgia as a foreigner
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 2:19 PM Last Post By: ideresgate
May 3, 2012 1:05 PM
May 3, 2012 1:14 PM
Parting with your money for a car in Georgia, will be the easy bit.
Give yourself a mass of time for the paperwork - though.
Here is a company that buys and sells new and used cars....
They have a good reputation, for being one of the very best in Tbilisi.
Drop them a line and ask if they can help.
Best of luck with everything ! !
May 3, 2012 1:18 PM
I'm looking for a quite old and cheap car (something like 300 euro), maybe some soviet model, I don't care.
But, I mean, even don't having a residency permit, can I buy it and cross the border with Turkey in it?
May 3, 2012 1:21 PM
May 3, 2012 11:25 PM
4Turkey will require a Carnet de Passage, which takes ages to sort out. But since you're planning to resell it, the import taxes will be crazy high.
May 3, 2012 11:27 PM
5Sorry, 300 Euro? You can't be serious. If you are lucky for that amount you might get a carcass of a car that will need massive repairs. Clearing customs in Georgia and registering a car is straightforward, but you will need an adress in Georgia - either you apply for a residence card, or you find a Georgian who allows you to use his/her address. But as I said 300 Euro is completely unrealistic, even for a Soviet model.
May 4, 2012 4:54 AM
6Import duties kill this idea.
You could get a car for cash, no paperwrok, in many of the out-of-town bazaars, although expect to pay at least €500 even for a wreck. Many of the cars of Georgia's roads are in dangerous condition and not properly registered so that's what you'll get. Without the paperwork is pretty much impossible to get it into Turkey.
If your budget is €300 consider buying a horse which you can ride through the border and re-sell in Turkey no problem.
May 4, 2012 7:27 AM
May 7, 2012 4:09 AM
May 8, 2012 9:36 PM
9It was funny about the horse, really :D
So, but even without any paperwork, is it ok to drive a wreck in Georgia?
Another scenario: even if I want to register the car, doing all the paperwork legally, I needed to be resident in Georgia, right?
May 11, 2012 1:35 AM
10Well, that is possible. You can find new or used car in good condition with good price. There are companies which importing cars from Japan. :)
May 21, 2012 11:03 AM
11I thougth Georgians liked to buy German cars, like Mercedes and BMW's. Are asian (honda / toyota) popular in georgia?
May 21, 2012 11:17 AM
12Yes, imports from Japan have been on steady rise recently - lots of Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda & Toyota are brought in...
May 21, 2012 11:48 AM
May 21, 2012 1:49 PM
14Disel is more expensive in Georgia than petrol, for some strange reason (as i know, it is very rare elsewhere).. but still, there are quite a few cars using it...
Yes, when bringing in the car for sale, you pay tax to customs according to the size of the engine...
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