Hope you're all keeping well.
Me and my partner are aiming to move from the UK to Portugal in around October, currently going through the process of preparing docs for visa etc.
We have a little car dilemma. Initially (our plan A) we wanted to bring our converted campervan but we've been told by multiple people it would be a bit of a challenge as it's modified and didn't come out of the factory as a camper. We also have a small car (a class merc) but it's not really something we'd want to take to Portugal with us (as we're planning on only having one car in Portugal, it's just too small for us to use as a main car).
Our plan B was to buy a UK registered car here, but we wouldn't have owned it for over 6 months to be tax exempt and the tax seems absolutely crazy on imports (we checked quite a few and it was 5-10 times more than the car was worth!)
Has anyone bought a car from Portugal and got it delivered to the UK then used it to drive to Portugal in? Did you have any issues with insuring it? Assuming you'd need to insure it with a Portugese insurer? This was our plan C.
Flying isn't an option for us as we have two dogs, so we'd only consider driving to Portugal and want to see what options we have in regards to buying a vehicle.
Anyway, i've rambled a bit so in summary i'm asking if anyone has bought a car from Portugal, got it delivered to the UK, then used it to drive to Portugal in?