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started by: gwnordin · last update: 1437605725 · posted: 1437141614

Hello all - we plan on staying in Portugal as residents so we have to know about driving legally. We hold driver's permits from Wisconsin in the USA that are valid for 4 more years. Do we keep our licenses and not worry or do we need a Portuguese license?

started by: TheresaG · last update: 1437390277 · posted: 1437390277

In need of a good rental car company please.

started by: Soly1988 · last update: 1436223599 · posted: 1435427554

Hello, I live in Sintra  Does  anyone know where I can get a minor scratch/chips repaired on my Audi? I am sure I saw a repair station in one of the shopping mall garages.

started by: Cate-741308 · last update: 1428915815 · posted: 1428770024

Could any kind person/s please tell me what the Dacia dealer means when stating " Sem Desp. Admin. e de Transp"  after the price?  I know it means without something or other..... THANK YOU!!

started by: Cate-741308 · last update: 1425654023 · posted: 1417692654

We will be moving to the Obidos area to live permanenetly early next year (2015), but the prices of cars are exorbitant in Portugal! (Why?? It can't just be the high VAT as the price difference is about 30-35%)...ANYWAY, we were wondering what the costs/obstacles would be re. buying a new car in SPAIN or FRANCE, and then registering it in Portugal? ***We are aware there will be tax/duty etc. as the car will be new. (We currently live in Cyprus, so shipping is expensive for our currently owned car-can't just drive it over as the rest of the EU can)...so I am NOT asking about duty-free importation***.   ANY REPLY WOULD BE VERY WELCOME! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

started by: cfmortgages-762565 · last update: 1419960634 · posted: 1419855942

I arrive in Lisbon on the 13th January, need to hire a car for 5 days, I do not have a credit card, only Debit...Any ideas who/what Hire company I could use...

started by: BDand3 · last update: 1417443165 · posted: 1416183278

Does anyone have an insurance person whose name they might want to share? I am interested in auto and life policies.

started by: Bea-347396 · last update: 1405950729 · posted: 1405950729

While touring Lisbon is it wrth it to rent a car? We're older and can't do a lot of walking but want to see the city. Are there other options for us?   Thanks - Bea

started by: teadrinker-761358 · last update: 1400021905 · posted: 1399846204

I must decide to drive or fly from Lisbon to Faro in a few weeks and want to compare airfare to tolls/gas. Is there a website where I can get this sort of information?

started by: SeldonB · last update: 1399888791 · posted: 1399850897

Our car remote is no longer working and must be replaced. Looking for a local replair shop to handle if anyone has one to share.  Thanks!

started by: Mike Buckley · last update: 1399503577 · posted: 1399236813

I saw this in another place and think it's something good to pass on www.youtube.com/watch_...Uqf71muwWc

started by: David Arbor · last update: 1398211090 · posted: 1385137960

What would I need to look out for when I buy a second hand car from a private person? Any advice or legal guidelines ref?

started by: Pete and Linda · last update: 1397426196 · posted: 1396566434

USA license holders needing to exchange license for PT driver's permit. Does anyone know how to do this?

started by: Selina-920970 · last update: 1391767708 · posted: 1391708798

I applied for a Portuguese driving licence over 5 months ago and have still not received it. Just been to the office today who informed me Lisbon is having trouble with producing them and it could be another 1 or 2 months. (in Madeira) I have a hire car booked in the UK in 4 weeks (already paid for), can anyone advise how I could get in touch with the driving licence office in Lisbon to hurry things along? or can some one advise if hire companies will accept the white temporary licence or a photocopy of my UK licence (which was not due to expire for 10 years.

started by: Sotonian · last update: 1391250981 · posted: 1391157044

A non-Portuguese colleague is learning to drive in Portugual and has asked me if I know if there is a booklet in  English of the " Portuguese Highway Code"?   Sotonian    

started by: Iman Kan · last update: 1388102491 · posted: 1177412106

Please, can anyone clarify me the procedure of exchanging my Pakistani driving licence into Portuguese one. Obrigado. Iman Kan

started by: Melissajrg · last update: 1385142650 · posted: 1383139942

Has anyone taken the portuguese driving test recently or having lessons right now? I need to get my driving licence but am a bit worried about the language issue. I understand quite we'll but speaking is still difficult for me. I've spoken to one school who say they've had students Ike me and have gotten by just fine. Does anyone have any tips or advice, is it easy? I've been driving for 10 years anyway but can't transfer my licence here so it's just a case of making sure I understand we'll enough! Thanks in advance :)

started by: Lisbon Live Team · last update: 1383953042 · posted: 1383914486

From yesterday 7 November, motorist in the European Union will not be able to dodge penalties if they are driving in a country that is different to the one where their car is registered. Have a look at this link on AngloINFO World: Expat Life: The End of Motoring Immunity in Europe

started by: LEB200 · last update: 1380893372 · posted: 1380893372

I didn't drive in the UK but I'm going to start learning to drive here and am looking for the Portuguese Highway code translated in to English.  Would anyone know here I could get a copy? Many thanks

started by: LucyInLisbon · last update: 1380140408 · posted: 1380063502

Would someone remind me of the website where there are a lot of cars for sale? I've checked AngloInfo classifieds but sadly, most people are selling furniture or apartments right now. 

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