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1. Posted by Fontelonga (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ey guys,
i´m going to argentina for 2 months with a friend and we want to buy a car because of the independence but i´ve been told that we need to live in argentina for more than 3 months to do that. is it true?

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2. Posted by juanka (Inactive 48 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Fonte:

As a local I can tell you that this is not true. You can buy a car.... but I don{t reccomend you because when you will finish your trip will not be easy to sell soon. And here is not like in Europe where you can buy a used car by cheap; here used cars are veery expensive. My car is a Chevrolet Station Wagon 1993 , and market price is near 35900 euros.

Aside, you should need a good life insurance, because we are very crasy drivers... he...he...

The next alternative --rent a car-- is also expensive, because there are not places to rent used cheaper cars.

BUT.... by the other side Argentina has a very good public transportation. As our country is wide and many trips need 15-20 or more hours to cross areas where there is nothing interesting, all buses have sleeping seats, good dinner service on boards, bathrooms, etc.

I bough a car when I was travelling in Europe and I recoomend not to buy a car here.


Juan Carlos

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3. Posted by Fontelonga (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your help my friend.
its strange because i´ve been told the opposite, that i could buy a used car for less than 1000 euros but i needed to have a residence visa superior to 3 months. i don´t know. when i get there i´ll see.
i´ve read that the bus system its a cool way to travel in argentina but if i want to stop in the middle of nowhere just because i can´t do it.

thanks juan carlos

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