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Import CX-3

Post by Snakeman » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06 pm

Hi all,

Let me explain my situation first, I need your help.

I am going to emigrate to the UK in 1,5 months time. Currently I live in the Netherlands and will bring my CX3 with me. Funny thing is I imported (dealer did this for me) my 2018 car from germany so the car would be cheaper. Anyhow, I want to know the following things since I bring my car to Bristol area.

-How can I import my dutch car to the UK.
-I have 7 years of no claims, can I use them at an insurance company?
-Does a left hand CX3 needs some headlight adjustment to drive in the UK?
-any tips on which car insurance company I should take OR not take.

Any CX3 owners near Bristol :):)

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Re: Import CX-3

Post by MJC1216 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:27 am

It would not be an option i would choose unless you are only intending to stay in the UK for less than 6 months.
A left hand drive vehicle would be expensive to insure due to the added insurance risks.
My option would be to sell your vehicle and purchase one in the UK...probably not what you want to hear.
Also you have to go through all of this... ... ed-vehicle
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Re: Import CX-3

Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:48 pm

Once the vehicle is in the UK if you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.

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Re: Import CX-3

Post by Snakeman » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:25 pm

I will relocate at the 1st week of September and will drive my own CX3 for a couple of months since it has only 27k miles on the clock and just had the yearly maintenance. After that I will or sell it in the Netherlands or continue driving it.

@ DAN@ADRIAN FLUX I will drop you a message :)

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Post by Witfit » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:06 pm

-Does a left hand CX3 needs some headlight adjustment to drive in the UK?

If you have AFS (adaptive front lighting) then there is no need to adjust your headlights - I have driven my RHD all around Europe with no need to adjust the lights..
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Re: Import CX-3

Post by jtonline » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:15 pm

That applies to all the CX-3's with LED headlights. Although, Mazda do say "NOTE: In case the customer registers the vehicle for permanent use in a country of the opposite side driving for moving etc., it is recommended to check and follow any local regulation."
See the following PDF file:
Adjustment of Headlights Optical Axis is not necessary when driving LHD vehicle in RHD country or vice versa.pdf
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Re: Import CX-3

Post by AndyRen » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:37 am

I think I agree with MJC, plus when you come to sell it over here I doubt it would have the same value as a right hand model?
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