Working in Italy on a 18 month contract. Everything legal. Need car to get to work - no public transport.
I am prepared to rent a car initially, but renting for 18 months would cost as much as buying a brand new car. I need a reliable car with warranty and roadside assistance. Would sell the car at the end of my work contract.
I will stay in a rented apartment (I hope, anyway.)
Many websites say that buying car in Italy is not possible without residence permit.
Now the question:
Is there a way for people like myself to buy, register, insure etc a car ?
I would love to get answer / help from people with actual experience or factual knowledge rather than opinions based on free information on internet.