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What are the best cars to buy in Poland?


marcelo 4 | 25    
2 Sep 2012  #1
what are the coolest cars to buy in poland?
ShawnH 8 | 1,498    
2 Sep 2012  #2
coolest

Too Subjective for an Objective answer.
capco 1 | 7    
2 Sep 2012  #3
bmws are low price and good :) 323 1995-98
pawian 151 | 7,988    
2 Sep 2012  #4
what are the best cars to buy in poland?

Popular myth says that German cars, followed by Japanese. French are crap, Italian are mediocre.
Ant63 11 | 403    
2 Sep 2012  #5
One thats untouched by a Polish mechanic :-)
OP marcelo 4 | 25    
4 Sep 2012  #6
but what types of brand should i get
Avalon 4 | 1,068    
4 Sep 2012  #7
From your writing, I would suggest Corgi or Dinki, but, beware of the low profile models which tend to vanish in pot-holes. How about Volkswagen.
OP marcelo 4 | 25    
6 Sep 2012  #8
[Moved from]: Are Porsche cars good to buy in Poland (to draw attention)

are porsche cars good cars to buy in poland to draw attention besides ferrairs and lamborghinies?
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445    
6 Sep 2012  #9
and whose attention are you trying to get? Anyways, if you really want attention paint yourself in British racing red and walk around the city, that should do the trick;)
whyikit 6 | 102    
6 Sep 2012  #10
Don't buy a car in Poland Import one if you can
wildrover 98 | 4,455    
7 Sep 2012  #11
ferrairs and lamborghinies?

If you can,t spell Ferrari , i think you should buy a Trabant , that will get you noticed , and its easier to spell...
kmclod - | 2    
10 Dec 2012  #12
Hi would stick to the german ones, cheap and good quality
Trevek 26 | 1,703    
10 Dec 2012  #13
Skoda are pretty decent. These days they are like a budget VW. They can also stand upto the weather.

I wouldn't get any car which is too low. Try driving off a kerb with a load of people, or driving into a moon-surface car park and you ground.
pdangelo4 2 | 3    
13 Dec 2012  #14
I went to Bremen to pick up my older diesel Mercedes and it hasn't failed me yet. It's funny though because even Polish mechanics here will say not to buy a car in Poland :P
rybnik 18 | 1,462    
13 Dec 2012  #15
Don't buy a car in Poland Import one if you can

even Polish mechanics here will say not to buy a car in Poland

why not?
too much tax?
Richfilth 6 | 415    
13 Dec 2012  #16
why not?

"Hidden" issues. This is what my Polish-bought BMW looked like when I took of the front wing (fender):

Poland BMW Rust
berni23 7 | 379    
13 Dec 2012  #17
Fortunately there are no scam artists outside of Poland. ;)
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
13 Dec 2012  #18
So no one buys used cars in Poland unless they're crackers?! No genuine sellers around, in a country of 30 million people????!!

So no one buys used cars in Poland unless they're crackers?! No genuine sellers around, in a country of 30 million people????!!

Many moons later, I find myself asking the same question, and would repeat my question again.

Having browsed for a used car for some months now, it seems quite difficult to meet a private seller. Most seem to be dealers. They don't necessarily have an Arfur Daley setup and lot, but they are dealers. OK, so everyone's got to make a living, but I just wonder where the private sellers are? Dealers charge extra after they buy from a private person or auction. Where are these dealers sourcing cars from (assuming they're not stolen) because the number of private sellers found on popular websites is very small compared to people who turn out to be dealers.

Also, used cars here seem so expensive compared to the UK! What's that about, when new cars here are cheaper than the UK!?

I'm looking to buy a used car for someone else, with me having occasional use when I feel brave enough. If I go to Germany to buy one, although cheaper, I think I have to pay quite a few zł to register the car here (perhaps something like 1000 or more). Not sure that would be easy or fun, but may (incredibly!) be the only real option?!
Harry    
15 Apr 2014  #19
new cars here are cheaper than the UK!?

They aren't. The difference comes in the spec of the car: what is standard in the UK is an at-cost option here (in order to keep the sticker price down).
Chinczyk_999    
15 Apr 2014  #20
One thats untouched by a Polish mechanic :-)

Too right!
Polish 'mechanics' are now operating in the UK garages too-- only the almighty can help us now
MIPK - | 69    
15 Apr 2014  #21
Bought mine (Suzuki Swift) from a guy that advertised on allegro, guy had full documentation, service history etc and no problems so far. I had looked at Skodas before but their spec. level for the price was a lot lower and the VWs were even more expensive. Buying in Poland for me was just like buying anywhere, you just need to be cautious and make sure you know what you're paying for.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
15 Apr 2014  #22
So far I've unintentionally got rid of 3 sellers (probably dealers) by politely mentioning in emails that I want to see the documents before I buy. They also seem very unwilling to give precise addresses. When buying a used car, it's very important to meet the seller somewhere that it seems they do work or live. If a private seller, you should make sure you see them exit the address's front door, so you can be sure it's them. A trick some suggest is asking to use their loo, so you can make sure they have access to the address on the reg document and are not a dealer or tea leaf.

I agree about the Swift, it's on my shortlist and has been for some time.
Tamarisk    
15 Apr 2014  #23
I was wondering if anyone has had experience purchasing a new car from a dealer here? Are the dealers likely to bargain with you as is the norm in America or is the listed price firm? After seeing how the Poles treat their cars, I've been scared off purchasing a used auto. Would rather spend the cash on something new and know for certain it hasn't been mistreated.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
15 Apr 2014  #24
If I had the spare cash or a regular, definite income instead of having to pay ZUS come rain or shine each month, I'd buy new or nearly new from a main dealer. That said, I've heard bad tales about main dealers here - but of course we have rogue main dealers in the U K too.

If ever I need a new car, I'll look into whether it can be deducted against tax if purchased or leased.
jon357 64 | 14,382    
15 Apr 2014  #25
After seeing how the Poles treat their cars, I've been scared off purchasing a used auto

Poles have said exactly that to me quite a few times and it's no coincidence that it's popular to go across the border to buy a used car. Also garages and dealers aren't much trusted here.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,916    
15 Apr 2014  #26
Ditto.

Btw, how much would it cost to register a, for example, German plate car here in PL? Less than a monkey (in GBP) ? Many of the German used cars are considerably less to buy online.
Jardinero 1 | 395    
17 Apr 2014  #27
How does it all have to do with how your average Pole treat their car (as opposed to any other nation)???
PolishGirlThief 3 | 11    
25 Mar 2019  #28
Does anybody on here have a used car for sale or know where I can get one?
Realtalk - | 1    
26 Mar 2019  #29
Rolls Royce Cullinan
lul bul - | 50    
26 Mar 2019  #30
Maluch convertable in VERY GOOD running condition 25 yrs or older...Ill pay cash if its reasonably priced.


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