If you are looking for a used left hand drive car for Spain you quickly realise how expensive it can be..
So a 2013 left hand drive Opel Zafira Diesel with around 50000 miles is worth around €12000 in the UK using some of the common car classifieds in Spain we see that similar cars are priced at an average of around €14750 which is about a 18.5% difference in pricing. A 2012 used LHD Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Estate which around 50000 miles would be worth around €10800 here in the UK and just over €13000 in Spain which is around 17% different.
Some of the other big differences outside of pricing is condition. There is less of a focus on cosmetic condition outside of the UK where we are keen that our vehicles are well prepared in terms of damage, dents and scratches. This isn’t such a driving factor for Spanish dealers and buyers. Mileages on the whole tend also to a great deal higher again something that us Brits struggle with, lets face it it’s hard enough looking a six figure kilometres readings as it is. The climate in Spain does help as rust etc. is far less there. Also maintenance history is another consideration as there would seem to be less consideration given to the concept of “full documented service history”.
So a bit part of it is price but equally quality of what you are buying as well. All round these present more and more reasons as to why buyers look to bring a car into Spain from the UK.