Friday, February 22, 2008

Legal at last

Having had my impreza (AKA best car ever) for just under 6 months now, it comes time to renew my tax. Anyone who knows the saga will understand the great relief I had when I walked out of the tax office with my tax disc.

When I bought the car, after having to wait several weeks for MOT etc, I found my wait wasn't over. The tax book wasn't delivered along with the car, but I was promised it would follow shortly. Well, shortly became two weeks, then three, and after a while I had heard that the previous owner had applied for a new tax book, and was awaiting it's arrival. So I called the DVLA in Swansea, and they had not had any application at all!

I found out the only way I could solve the problem was to go into a DVLA office, and get the car registered to me. Long story short, I ended up with the car being registered to me, but at a mainland address. When I went into DVLNI to get that changed, they said I had to wait until it was up for tax renewal. Today I rectified this whole mess, leaving the DVLNI office in Coleraine with a new tax disc in my hand, and the promise of a new tax book in a few weeks.

It's been an interesting chapter, just wanted to say thanks to all those without whose participation none of this would have been possible, especially the stereotypical car dealer (2nd in the chain) who spun us a yarn, and kept us all hanging on for a few weeks waiting, while he was sitting on his hands...

3 comments:

Malashicage said...
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That Hideous Man said...

PHEW! So we're all legal now then?

Simon said...

Yip, I believe so!!