did the london to aus in 2012 with mitsubishi delica turbo diesel. no probs with diesel, look for those that have trucks and fill up there.. i didnt have fuel card and unsure what the latest is there... wasnt a problem for me, i usually rolled up to the pump and looked lost someone would bail me out with theres, you have to pay the highest rate for the fuel but its still incredibly cheap..
border crossing, dont ask me, i had a shocker. i nearly got mugged by 4 at the border. and still not sure if i was supposed to pay something at the border. i didnt at all in the end because the whole time they were trying to scam me, i just wouldt pay a thing... perhaps someone could shed some light on this... for me aswell
i got insurance with alessie (below is a snippet of there quote to me. its pricey but easy.
1) Third Party Liability insurance (international green card).
The insurance is valid for all European countries incl. Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.
Premium for 2 months Euro 364 including policy charges provided all drivers are 25 years of age or older.
Premium for 3 months Euro 469 incl pol. charges.
Maria M. Alessie
3068 VL Rotterdam
tel +31 10 4 555 946
fax +31 10 4 555 948
i got the carnet which in the end was only a few hundred quid. but the bond deposit is quite an outlay at the start...