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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrandall View Post
    MORE PROBLEMS NOW...the car has been stopped for months, now I went to move it but my relative has sadly developed dementia, and we CANNOT locate the key....!!!! Been searching for 3 days....I have called a UK LOCKSMITH, and he cannot get the key number from Jaguar using the VIN number as it is not a European or US car, but sold in the middle east market (Kuwait ) MORE PROBLEMS FOR ME, just because it is NOT a EU car when Jaguar Spain reassured me it was...I FEEL LIKE CHUCKING MYSELF OFF THE ROOF.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!1

    Dont Panic here,

    write an email to this guy and ask him for the key number if possible.

    https://kuwait.yallamotor.com/new-cars/jaguar

    I dont know if you will have a problem with the security system in the car needing it to be programmed to the car. if so you will need the dealer scanner tool.
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    Oh Gawd. It doesn't rain it pours for you. Keep your chin up fella that key must be somewhere. Probably in the most stupid of places and the last place you would ever think of looking. Good luck and hope you get sorted.
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    Have you managed to sort out the problem with the registration?

    If you could get the car to me in Germany it would be possible to make it conform with the European standards because I'm my car club where we have a person who can do paper work allowing it to be registered after the necessary components have been changed to make it conform with European standards.

    We just sorted out a n American pickup which had been damaged in the hurricane and the American insurance company has written off. Somebody had repaired it in America using two storm damaged cars but they registered it as the wrong year. This meant that it did not conform to the correct standards. It took a few weeks work to sort it but we did it in the end mainly as parts like the lights had to come from America.

    Your Jaguar would be quite an easy job compared with this car.
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    I fail to understand why certain people who are guests in a country ,start to complain when they are asked to follow that countries laws.Firstly if you tried to take that car to the UK you would have exactly the same problem.the car needs to conform to the European standards. I recently imported my 2010 3.0 xf without any problems whatsoever. I would suggest you find a good Gestor who will advise you what if anything you can do to get the czar imported.I'm afraid to say you may find its not possible ,but good luck. I don't know where in Spain you are but if its anywhere here the Valencia region I could put you in touch with the guy who did mine.

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    Quite a belittling and unnecessary reply!

    The OP’s first port of call before purchasing the vehicle was Jaguar Spain, to establish if that actual car was legally ok to register in their country.

    He provided the VIN to the manufacturer of the vehicle located in the country he wished to use it and was advised by them that it was a standard EU vehicle. This apparently turned out to be incorrect information when he went to register it.

    Personally, I think he took very reasonable steps, as a guest in a foreign country, to comply with their laws but has been understandably upset and frustrated by the misinformation provided by the very people who should have had the accurate data he needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayfin View Post
    I fail to understand why certain people who are guests in a country ,start to complain when they are asked to follow that countries laws.Firstly if you tried to take that car to the UK you would have exactly the same problem.the car needs to conform to the European standards. I recently imported my 2010 3.0 xf without any problems whatsoever. I would suggest you find a good Gestor who will advise you what if anything you can do to get the czar imported.I'm afraid to say you may find its not possible ,but good luck. I don't know where in Spain you are but if its anywhere here the Valencia region I could put you in touch with the guy who did mine.
    1. I am NOT a guest, I do contract work for the Guardia Civil, the secret intel services ( they also house the Traffic dept). and helped advising me.
    2. Spains laws are unlike many others. I was told IN PERSON by a leading ITV ( mot ) BOSS that the difficulty comes from the Spanish association of car manufacturers influence to limit the number of imports that would affect their business.
    3. I DROVE THE JAG BACK TO THE UK AND GOT IT REGISTERED IN 10 DAYS FOR 140 POUNDS ( inc mot).!!!!!
    4 NO GESTOR IN SPAIN COULD DO IT. I SPEAK PERFECT SPANISH, AM BILINGUAL, AND MY LAST BOOK PUBLISHED AND WRITTEN IN SPANISH BY MYSELF ( Dedicated to , with permission from the warrants and press office, HM Queen Elizabeth.

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    I had similar experience with my Jaguar in Germany. My car came out Italy and I got the German Mot (TUV) paperwork completed. They were saying that they could not find my car in their database but still completed the documentation.

    I then went to register the car only to be told that it was not allowed to be used in Germany!

    It was only after I phoned Jaguar Germany and was very lucky to able to speak to a person there who was very helpful. He wanted to talk to the German civil servant who was refusing to register my car.

    To cut the storey short he then sent them a 50 page fax with all the documentation about my car which confirmed that my car was built for the European market and confirmed to the European standards, which is a lot more than many of the German cars.

    The TUV figures are also fiddled here in the attempt to make German cars look better in the statistics because they fail the inspection more often than foreign cars, so there is always a problem with any cars to improve the figures for the German cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchspanner View Post
    Quite a belittling and unnecessary reply!

    The OP’s first port of call before purchasing the vehicle was Jaguar Spain, to establish if that actual car was legally ok to register in their country.

    He provided the VIN to the manufacturer of the vehicle located in the country he wished to use it and was advised by them that it was a standard EU vehicle. This apparently turned out to be incorrect information when he went to register it.

    Personally, I think he took very reasonable steps, as a guest in a foreign country, to comply with their laws but has been understandably upset and frustrated by the misinformation provided by the very people who should have had the accurate data he needed.
    And with all of 2 posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrandall View Post
    1. I am NOT a guest, I do contract work for the Guardia Civil, the secret intel services ( they also house the Traffic dept). and helped advising me.
    2. Spains laws are unlike many others. I was told IN PERSON by a leading ITV ( mot ) BOSS that the difficulty comes from the Spanish association of car manufacturers influence to limit the number of imports that would affect their business.
    3. I DROVE THE JAG BACK TO THE UK AND GOT IT REGISTERED IN 10 DAYS FOR 140 POUNDS ( inc mot).!!!!!
    4 NO GESTOR IN SPAIN COULD DO IT. I SPEAK PERFECT SPANISH, AM BILINGUAL, AND MY LAST BOOK PUBLISHED AND WRITTEN IN SPANISH BY MYSELF ( Dedicated to , with permission from the warrants and press office, HM Queen Elizabeth.

    IF YOU ARE GOING TO POST ADVICE ON THIS TOP FORUM, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
    So does this mean you're also sorted for use in Spain or has that passed now?
    2017 XE Portfolio 180PS AWD in Santorini Black with climate pack (I don't scrape!) panoramic roof, privacy glass and 19" style 1015 wheels (that I'd happily swap for a nice set of 18" 5 spokes. Anyone?)

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