Bongos in Denmark?

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Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Rocketscientist123 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:08 pm

Hi All,

I've been offered a job in Denmark. Given the years of fun we've had with Bertie Bongo, it'd be a wrench to leave him behind. Has anybody else imported a Bongo into Denmark? it looks like you have to pay circa 80% of the value of the vehicle to get Danish plates (!). This might be do-able if it's based on the UK value given that they aren't imported officially into DK, but if the SKAT compares them to a VW, then that's a different story.......any advice would be appreciated.

Also, any advice on a list of spares to take that aren't generic to other vehicles?

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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Bob » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:21 pm

Will you be keeping a UK address where Bongy could be registered, with an annual holiday to include MoT?
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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Rocketscientist123 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:22 am

From what little I’ve read, the police are hot on that. You only get 30days to register the vehicle once you’re resident. Not sure if my sister (for example) was the legal owner and I’m on her insurance which allowed more than the standard ~1 month a year outside the UK. How that will change with Brexit is also a question. More research required!

Any suggestions for parts to take? I had some overheating issues in France in the summer so was thinking of replacing all the hoses and get a new radiator or least thorough cooling system flush

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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Bob » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:30 am

While you're doing that is might be worth having a new cam belt and water pump.

Parts, maybe an alternator? Remember Ian can supply a lot of parts overseas pretty fast. :wink:
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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Bob » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:19 pm

For a tenner, these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-BONGO- ... 2805338779

Other sellers available.
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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Rocketscientist123 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:53 am

Right, looks like it's worth importing the Bongo ('only' £1000 to import), and given the high cost of vehicles in DK. I need to find out more details of the technical inspection etc.......

Thanks for your advice

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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by Bob » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 am

Let us know how you get on.

Kind of info that is useful in the future. :wink:
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Re: Bongos in Denmark?

Post by helen&tony » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:59 am

Hi
Your best bet is to consult a local lawyer on the subject...Every country has it's own regulations , regardless of the old wives tales that you hear , and like most aspects of life in another country are subject to their own regulations....The EU does NOT rule everything in the whole of Europe...that's just nonsense spouted for the idiot masses. A good advocate is able to provide any information you'll need, and be able to point you in the right direction. Motoring organisations don't even know the rules, and the police only know what they need to know in terms of traffic regulations. Once you know , it's easier than I expect you've been told. DO NOT drive around on the assumption that your British documents will cover you for months on end.....you do not want to get caught , as there's no end of regulations that you will have broken (EXPENSIVE). Believe me when I say that the authorities are always aware of what's going on....unlike the UK, who are dreadful at organisation. You may even find that you have to re-register if you move house to another district once registered
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