Need to Buy a Car

d0case

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Hello!

We have 4 kids and are trying to figure out how to purchase a car.
We need to find one that seats 6-7.

What is the process of buying a car without a DNI or as a tourist?
Can it be done?
 

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I guess you are planning to be a semi permanent tourist?
We have a student visa through our daughter - we could get residency, but it would take a while.
Planning on staying 13 months.

I'd love to figure out how to get a car even before getting all the residency stuff figured out.
 

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Yes you can buy a car without legal residency in Argentina. Purchases of cars over a certain price level will requiere filling out a form justifying the origin of the funds. I recommend using Abasto Motors in Puerto Madero as you can pay for the vehicle in USA by a simple wire transfer to their Bank of America account. I purchased a 0km from them using this method.
 

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Yes you can buy a car without legal residency in Argentina. Purchases of cars over a certain price level will requiere filling out a form justifying the origin of the funds. I recommend using Abasto Motors in Puerto Madero as you can pay for the vehicle in USA by a simple wire transfer to their Bank of America account. I purchased a 0km from them using this method.
@ArgentinaVet Ok, thanks for the info! Would the process be easier if I paid cash in USD? Are there any used car places you'd recommend locally?
 

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You might try talking to Dietrich. They are a big VW dealer, but sell a lot of used cars. I know a bunch of people (argentines) who have bought cars from them, they are big enough to know how all the rules work, and have a decent inventory of different makes an models, usually.
 

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Vehicle insurance might be a problem, I don't think you can get it without a DNI...La Caja is a big insurer here,contact them online and ask ..
La Caja refused insurance without DNI . Their system entry couldn't handle a passport number. Zurich did at some point.
 

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You might try talking to Dietrich. They are a big VW dealer, but sell a lot of used cars. I know a bunch of people (argentines) who have bought cars from them, they are big enough to know how all the rules work, and have a decent inventory of different makes an models, usually.
I purchased a slightly used VW Gol form Dietrich in Honduras St, Palermo, they handled all the details. This dealership handles sales and service of used and new vehicles .
 
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