Arriving in Bulgaria, tune in for a long search. The number of small and big companies selling used cars is enormous. Wanting to buy a specific car for a specific amount, spend as much time as possible, circling the house and automotive markets. If you wish to save time, go to the biggest Bulgarian car market "Gorublyane" in Sofia. Note that each car broker in Bulgaria is a net importer. So knows all the nuances and can help with the paperwork and stretch. Expect to haggle when shopping: 10% discount when bargaining often is accepted by the seller.
Quality of import to Bulgaria of the car checks the CAT (similar to traffic) meets the minimum technical requirements. If the car is 10 years or more, it undergoes testing for safety. Therefore, the risk to buy a car-killer is reduced. The General rule is: the car is sold with 4 backup tires (summer, winter, and Vice versa). If you don't know cars, bring a friend, versed in cars and their engines. Choosing an old car from Germany, Austria or Switzerland, pay attention to corrosion and the condition of the body. Cars from Italy are rarely rusty or rotten, but almost all have large runs.
Do not believe the mileage specified by merchants. It can be easily wound. Determine the actual mileage on the technical condition of the car, though it is difficult. Do not take cheaper cars 2500-3000 leva (1200-1500 USD). They almost always have hidden defects that are in place is difficult to determine. Note that the engine is often supplemented with additives that improve engine performance. After changing fuel and oil open many defects. When buying, look the data sheet: in Europe, carefully note all of the work done in the service. Using this information will more precisely define the quality of the purchase, the actual mileage and condition.
To calculate the actual year of the car, note the coded lettering on the rear window and the tags on the seat belts. Be sure to check the tread on the tires. If there are old tires, ask for a discount of the cost of new tires. Note the presence of a sticker on mandatory technical inspection in the Bulgarian CAT. It gives you some guarantee of quality of the car. At the time of registration or immediately after it, enclose the insurance "Civil otgovornost". It is obligatory on the territory of Bulgaria. For travel in Europe get the "Green card".
In advance set aside $ 300 for registration of the purchased vehicle. When buying a car in the houses, this amount may be higher than in the markets. Usually this is due to the quality of goods, pre-preparation and pre-minor repairs carried out in the motorhome. Buying a car to be sold unregistered with customs duties, you seriously save on the purchase and export of auto. As a rule, this machine is issued to a disabled person who might not know anything.
For temporary rooms in CAT prepare the following documents: a notarized purchase agreement with two copies, proof of payment of road tax, insurance "Civil otgovornost", pass on the car with three copies. Apply CAT-1, paying for environmental and other taxes, and passed inspection, get the blue room with the XX designation (similar to transit). Note that all this will take at least 2 days. More quick options there.