Buying a car as an expat in the Netherlands

Buying a car as an expat in The Netherlands? It can be quite a challenge to purchase your new car from abroad. Coming to the Netherlands and having your car ready at the airport. Utopia? No, at auto.nl it is possible.

Going abroad as an expat is a lot of work. Did I get all my stuff? Is everything arranged for the house? Did everything went well at the company? Getting a car is the last thing you want to worry about and spent a lot of time on. Find the right car on the internet, getting there with public transport, negotiate at the dealership, is the car reliable… Can't that be done easier? For sure. Via auto.nl you can order your new car online, just as easy as buying a pair of shoes.

Purchasing your car from abroad

On auto.nl you can find various cars. From brand new cars to used one – a car for any budget. Our webshop offers plenty of great cars, which will be transferred from your screen to your front door or even the airport. Used cars you buy directly from us. New cars will be bought from brand dealers. In both cases, there is only one point of contact: auto.nl. As soon as you order the car online, we will give you a call to discuss the delivery place and date. It is up to you whether to have your car delivered at your home address or rather at Schiphol Amsterdam Aiport. There are different options of getting your car: Buying, leasing or financing.

Leasing

Private lease can be compared to a subscription. You pay per month and you do not have to plunder your savings account for the purchase of your new car. The car is in your name, but is owned by the leasing company. You pay a fixed amount per month based on the duration and the number of kilometers.

A Dutch social security number is required, and you must also be at least 18 at the start of the term and at the end of the term at most 80 years old. It is possible to private lease a car with a valid international drivers license.

Sander explains in this video when you qualify for private lease.

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Is it reliable?

We get it: You are far away and you have no option to see the car or even get a test drive. Therefore, we offer you the digital showroom. In 360-degrees you can have a look around the car and all the data about the car is right next to it. If it has any scratches or dents, we will notify you and show it on the pictures. Our manager of operations, Johan, checks every car on 31 points to make sure we can deliver what we promise. If Johan believes that he cannot deliver the car to his own mother, he will certainly not deliver it to you. Good to know: auto.nl is part of the Louwman Group. Active in the Dutch automotive branch since 1923.

What about the payment?

At the moment you order the car, you do not have to make the payment right away. We have two options: pre-payment by bank, as soon as you receive the invoice or pay by debit-card at the delivery date. If you go for the second option, do not forget to increase the limit of your card.

14 days money back period

Buying a car online, from abroad. That is exciting. The day we deliver the car, your test drive starts. In 14 days you can put the seat in every position, see how every button works and test how many groceries will fit in the trunk. If it is not what you expected, we will arrange a pick-up and we will return the money to your bank account. No strings attached.

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